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President Trump Announces U.S. Government Pull Back On Paris Agreement While States, Cities, Businesses, And Investors Continue Push Forward
Last week, President Trump made a public decision to take action on the Paris Agreement on climate change.
United States
20 Jun 2017
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EPA To Reconsider Previous Determination On Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards For Light-Duty Cars And Trucks
It also recognizes the unique role that the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has previously played.
United States
13 Apr 2017
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Administration's Executive Order On Climate And Energy Is Controversial, And May Shift Action To States
On March 28, 2017, President Trump issued an "Executive Order on Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth" (E.O.) that takes aim at a broad range of federal climate and energy programs and regulations.
United States
10 Apr 2017
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EPA Issues Final Determination That No Adjustments To GHG Standards For Model Years 2022-2025 Will Be Made, But Questions Remain
On January 12, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized its determination not to change greenhouse gas (GHG) emission standards for cars and light trucks...
United States
24 Jan 2017
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Fuel Economy And Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards For Automobiles: EPA Announces That No Adjustments To The Standards For Model Years 2022-2025 Will Be Made
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) yesterday announced its proposed determination that greenhouse gas (GHG) emission standards for light-duty vehicles (LDVs)...
United States
7 Dec 2016
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Trump Administration Expected To Change Emphasis On Energy Sources And Seek To Reverse Or Limit Many Environmental And Climate Change Regulations And Policies
President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to drastically change the federal government's role and policies in relation to energy, the environment, and climate change.
United States
30 Nov 2016
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California Supreme Court Rejects "New Project" Test In High Profile CEQA Suit
"Enough already!" Reading between the lines, this is what a seemingly exasperated California Supreme Court appears to be saying in its latest California Environmental Quality Act ("CEQA") decision.
United States
28 Sep 2016
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Drones: FAA Issues Long-Awaited Final Rule For Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems
On Tuesday, June 21, the Federal Aviation Administration issued Part 107, the Final Rule for Operation and Certification of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).
United States
30 Jun 2016
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Unanimous Supreme Court Sides With Property Owners In Clean Water Act Row
The U.S. Supreme Court issued an important decision that continues a trend of judicial skepticism toward federal agency efforts to avoid judicial review of agency permitting and related actions.
United States
8 Jun 2016
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Paris Agreement On Climate Change Boosts Clean Energy Innovation And Finance
On December 12, 2015, 195 countries came together in Paris to adopt a landmark climate change deal.
Worldwide
4 Jan 2016
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CEQA Doesn't Operate In "Reverse" (Usually)
It's not quite Star Wars, but in the world of land use, this counts as a blockbuster.
United States
4 Jan 2016
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FAA Announces Drone Registration, But Legal Challenges Loom
On December 14, 2015, the FAA issued the much-anticipated "Registration and Marking Requirements for Small Unmanned Aircraft Interim Final Rule."
United States
31 Dec 2015
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Task Force Makes Drone Registration Recommendations Expected To Be Adopted By The FAA, But On What Authority?
The Final Report is particularly timely, as somewhere between 500,000 to 1 million drones (nearly all of which will be sUAS) are expected to be sold in the United States over the upcoming holiday season.
United States
8 Dec 2015
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The FAA (Re)Acts: Drone Registration, A Federal Task Force, And Hefty Fines
On October 19, 2015, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta announced a plan to require unmanned aircraft vehicle (UAV or "drone") users to register their UAVs with the FAA.
United States
11 Nov 2015
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California's New Climate Era: SB 350 And Beyond
Two out of three ain't bad. Climate change policy advocates may find themselves quoting Meat Loaf with the enactment of Senate Bill (SB) 350, which California's Legislature passed last month and which Governor Jerry Brown signed into law on October 7.
United States
22 Oct 2015
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Friendly Skies In California After Governor Brown Vetoes Drone Restrictions, Federal Response Uncertain
Iconic California tech companies are helping to pioneer the drone revolution. For over a year, Google's advanced-research arm, Google X, has been testing its Project Wing aircraft...
United States
21 Oct 2015
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Obama Administration Adopts Landmark Clean Power Plan
Citing "immediate risks" to national security, public health, and the economy, the Obama Administration adopted ambitious regulations and policies to implement its Clean Power Plan.
United States
7 Aug 2015
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Drones: FAA Announces Pathfinder Program To Explore BVLOS And Urban Drone Operations
The FAA's regulatory actions on unmanned aircraft systems ("UAS") are accelerating, making it more important than ever for those in the industry to keep their eyes on Washington.
United States
27 May 2015
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It’s Not Unusual: California Supreme Court Declines To Expand "Unusual Circumstances" Exception To CEQA Categorical Exemptions
The California Supreme Court overturned a Court of Appeal’s decision that would have severely limited public agencies’ ability to rely on commonly used "categorical exemptions" from CEQA’s environmental review mandates.
United States
9 Mar 2015
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Drones: Much Anticipated Small UAS Notice Of Proposed Rulemaking Released By FAA
Over the weekend the FAA issued a much-anticipated Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for small UAS—i.e., drones weighing less than 55 pounds.
United States
19 Feb 2015
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