California's green chemistry initiative is finally (maybe) underway, says Joshua Bloom of Barg Coffin Lewis & Trapp.
The legislature carved out a cure period for certain businesses to curtail egregious litigation, explains Amy Lally of Sidley Austin.
California federal court requires full environmental impact statement for BLM leases involving hydraulic fracturing, explain Marten Law attorneys.
Two competing bills may be making a charge for the governor's desk, but any changes at all are still in doubt, say Marten Law attorneys.
CARB's right to proceed with AB 32 implementation raises several issues in the allowance market, explain Marten Law attorneys.
State water board embarks upon a novel approach to regulating wetlands and permitting dredge and fill discharges, explains David Metres of Paul Hastings.
A lawsuit brought on the heels of the first allowance auction questions the characterization of the collected sum, explain Marten Law attorneys.
A recent decision is at odds with standing precedent and could impact council and voter-initiated projects, explain Cox, Castle & Nicholson attorneys.
The Obama administration is expected to advance major regulatory changes in the next four years, say Marten Law attorneys.
Agricultural lands are prime targets for alternative energy installations, but developers face legal challenges, explains Sarah Owsowitz of Best Best & Krieger.
AB 32 creates a mechanism for companies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the use of credits, writes Robert Hines of Farella Braun & Martel.
California's new cap-and-trade program gives certain industries an opportunity to cash in, explain Greenberg Glusker attorneys.
The unregulated practice has experts at odds as to its overall harmful impact on the environment, explain Bassi Edlin attorneys.
Recent attempts to hold energy companies liable for damages from GHGs have been unsuccessful, but unresolved issues remain, explain Shook, Hardy & Bacon attorneys.
Building green presents challenges for all parties involved and may result in a variety of disputes, explain Reed Smith attorneys.
If successful in November, the ballot measure is likely to be challenged in court by manufacturers, explains Marsha Cohen of UC-Hastings.
While the courts try to protect personal information, postings on websites like Facebook and Twitter are discoverable at trial, explains Oakland attorney Elizabeth Cohee.
Until the California Supreme Court speaks, the environment's impact on a project is not subject to environmental review, explains Golden Gate University law professor Alan Ramo.
Figuring out what regulations apply can be challenging, but Helen Kang of Golden Gate University School of Law offers tips on finding relevant information.
Using a structured process to measure exposure can help plaintiffs build a stronger case, explains Thomas Clarke of Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley.
A recent lawsuit, if successful, could significantly increase the costs of compliance, explain Paul Hastings attorneys.
A quarter century after passage, the California law still helps consumers make informed choices about products affecting their health, says Carol J. Monohan-Cummings of OEHHA.
Implementation of AB32 is bogged down by delays every step of the way, creating a climate of speculation, explains Robert Lawrence of Marten Law.
Coming to the table at the outset of the dispute often leaves parties with broader options for negotiations and mutually acceptable resolution, advises Richard McAdams of JAMS.
When it comes to wind and solar farms, suitable, unencumbered land is California's scarce resource, explain Farella attorneys.
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