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1902, 2017

Is there Lead in the Water of your Green Building?

February 19th, 2017|Categories: Environmental Law|Tags: , , , |

The subject of lead leaching from pipes and faucets into drinking water within buildings is not new. But the broad [...]

1202, 2017

Legislature Overrides Veto of Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard Increase

February 12th, 2017|Categories: Environmental Law|Tags: , , , |

On February 2, 2017, the Maryland Senate and House of Delegates voted to override the veto of an increase the [...]

502, 2017

Defamation Case over Global Warming Claim set for Trial

February 5th, 2017|Categories: Environmental Law|Tags: , , |

Given that a jury will have to find that Steyn and Simberg acted with "actual malice" or a "reckless disregard" of the truth or falsity of the claims at issue, most believe Dr. Mann, who is among that coterie who refer to people as “climate change deniers” (analogizing those who disagree with him to Nazi Holocaust deniers), .. such that this lawsuit strikes many as the pot calling the kettle Black, is very unlikely to prevail on the merits.

2901, 2017

California is a Model for PACE Loan Reform

January 29th, 2017|Categories: Environmental Law|Tags: , , , , |

California’s statutory changes to its existing residential Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing program, that became effective January 1, 2017, [...]

2201, 2017

Is the New USDA Organic Rule Dead on Arrival?

January 22nd, 2017|Categories: Environmental Law|Tags: , , , , |

On January 19, 2017, the U.S. Department of Agriculture published a new list of rules governing the treatment of animals [...]

1501, 2017

Green Building Transactional Due Diligence

January 15th, 2017|Categories: Environmental Law|Tags: , , |

As ever larger numbers of green buildings are bought and sold, due diligence related to the green features of commercial [...]