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UK Becomes First G7 Country To Legislate For "Net-Zero" Emissions
The CCC sought to put the UK Government's failures in the context of its international climate leadership.
19 Jul 2019
Environmental Deconfliction 2019: The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) For FY2019
Rachel Jacobson and Matthew Ferraro authored their second annual analysis of how the US's massive yearly defense authorization legislation could impact energy, the environment and natural resources, and legal practitioners in these areas.
United States
4 Jul 2019
WilmerHale's Jacobson And Ferraro Analyze Defense Funding Law's Climate-Response Impact
Rachel Jacobson and Matthew Ferraro authored their second annual analysis of how the US's massive yearly defense authorization legislation could impact...
United States
2 Jul 2019
Trump Administration Issues Affordable Clean Energy Rule
The ACE Rule represents the culmination of decades of efforts to regulate carbon dioxide emissions in the United States.
United States
28 Jun 2019
US Forest Service Proposes NEPA Streamlining Rule: Implications For The Outdoor Recreation Industry
NEPA requires an often-lengthy environmental analysis of all major federal actions, including permit approvals.
United States
28 Jun 2019
The UK Government Adopts The UK Committee On Climate Change Recommendation For 2050 "Net-Zero" Emissions Target
Once the percentage reduction target in the CCA has been amended, policies will need to be put in place if the net-zero target is to be achieved.
28 Jun 2019
The UK Committee On Climate Change Recommends 2050 "Net-Zero" Target
On 2 May 2019, the UK's Committee on Climate Change recommended that Parliament legislate, without delay, to reduce domestic greenhouse gas emissions to "net-zero" by 2050.
7 Jun 2019
Citizen Suits Challenge Rollbacks, Replacements, And Project Approvals
Over the past two years the Trump Administration has initiated a fast-paced agenda of rolling back environmental regulations, while also reexamining enforcement priorities.
United States
29 Mar 2019
Nuclear Power In The Age Of Decommissioning
The United States is home to 60 commercial nuclear power plants which house 98 operating reactors—more than any other country in the world.
United States
19 Mar 2019
The Growing Threat Of Wildfire To The Energy Sector: Recent State And Federal Activity
The unfortunate trend of increased wildfires across the western landscape continued in 2018, both as to the number of fires and the acreage burned.
United States
11 Mar 2019
Investment Disputes Arising From Regulatory Changes In Clean Energy
Clean energy is a growing market. According to some estimates, global clean energy investment reached approximately USD 332 billion in 2018.
United States
1 Mar 2019
EPA's PFAS Action Plan Presents Opportunities For Advocacy
PFAS are a group of related, synthetic chemicals that include multiple fluorine atoms.
United States
25 Feb 2019
Climate Change Revisions Lead To An Uncertain Regulatory Environment
This is the second issue of WilmerHale's 10-in-10 Hot Topics in Energy Series.
United States
8 Feb 2019
Congressional Investigations: What The Energy Sector Should Do To Prepare
The Democratic oversight staff is likely to conduct investigations in a focused and thoughtful way, rather than haphazardly issuing subpoenas and calling hearings as has been suggested by some in the media.
United States
5 Feb 2019
10-In-10 Hot Topics In Energy - Congressional Investigations: What The Energy Sector Should Do To Prepare
This is the inaugural issue of WilmerHale's 10-in-10 Hot Topics in Energy Series. Over the next 10 weeks, our attorneys will share insights on current and emerging issues affecting the US energy sector.
United States
4 Feb 2019
Solicitor General Asks Supreme Court To Review The Decisions Adopting The Groundwater As Conduit Theory
In consideration of a request for a writ of certiorari in the cases County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund, No. 18-260 and Kinder Morgan Energy Partners v. Upstate Forever, No. 18-268, the US Supreme Court invited the views ...
United States
11 Jan 2019
War Against Wildfires A New Priority For House Armed Services Committee?
Special Counsel Rachel Jacobson and Senior Associate Matthew Ferraro published an opinion piece in The Hill that explains the not widely known role Congress' defense policymakers have in preventing and responding to Western wildfires.
United States
5 Dec 2018
U.S., Mexico, Canada Agree To Update NAFTA
After more than a year of sometimes contentious negotiations, the United States, Mexico, and Canada reached an agreement late Sunday night to revise the North American Free Trade Agreement ...
United States
9 Oct 2018
Sixth Circuit Holds Clean Water Act Does Not Require Permits For Discharges To Groundwater
On September 24, 2018, the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled that the Clean Water Act does not require a National Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit for the discharges of pollutants to groundwater, ...
United States
2 Oct 2018
Environmental Dispute Resolution and Small States
Nine panels involving 30 speakers focused over two days on the different avenues to resolve international environmental disputes especially in and with Small States, with environmental science and environmental and climate change politics providing the background to that discussion.
24 Sep 2018
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