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HTMLEPA’s Clean Power Plan—Litigation and the Court of Public Opinion
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 19, 2016, previously published on November 2015
On the heels of the October 23, 2015, publication of the final EPA Clean Power Plan (CPP), which mandates a 32-percent reduction in CO2 emissions (from 2005 levels) by 2030, the lawsuits have already begun. Within the past month, 26 states, joined by a number of industry groups, have filed suit in...

 

HTMLPennsylvania Court Strikes Down Law Barring Individuals with Convictions from Working with the Elderly
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 19, 2016, previously published on January 13, 2016
The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court recently declared a provision in the Older Adults Protective Services Act (“the Act”) that prohibits persons convicted of a list of enumerated crimes to be employed in the care of older adults (including in an adult daily living center, a nursing home...

 

HTMLCalifornia Congressional Delegation Continues to Struggle with Drought Legislation
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 19, 2016, previously published on December 2015
Despite some early light rainfall, the California drought persists. Nearly two-and-a-half months into the new water year, and even with some ski areas having small amounts of snow to make rock skiing fun, California’s water security remains in dire condition.

 

HTMLConsider Making a New Year's Resolution to Protect Your Company's Confidential Information
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 19, 2016, previously published on December 22, 2015
Each year at this time, employees throughout the United States receive performance reviews, raises, holiday bonuses, promotions with new responsibilities and, very often, new employment agreements. These events are often exciting for all parties: excitement on the part of the professional who...

 

HTMLEPA Science Advisory Board Criticizes EPA’s Hydraulic Fracturing Study Report
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 19, 2016, previously published on December 2015
On December 4, 2015, the EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) made public its first formal comments on EPA’s June 2015 hydraulic fracturing study report (“Assessment of the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas on Drinking Water Resources,” External Review Draft,...

 

HTMLPhiladelphia Expands "Ban the Box" Ordinance to Further Restrict the Consideration of Criminal Background Records in Hiring Decisions
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 19, 2016, previously published on December 22, 2015
On December 15, 2015, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter signed amendments to the city’s 2011 Fair Criminal Screening Standards (“Ban the Box”) Ordinance that limits employers’ ability to inquire about the criminal backgrounds of job applicants. These amendments expand the...

 

HTMLClean Power Plan—Motions for Stay
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 19, 2016, previously published on December 2015
As widely reported, in late October more than two dozen states, along with numerous private plaintiffs, brought challenges to EPA’s controversial Clean Power Plan (CPP) final rule that was issued under the stated authority of Section 111 of the Clean Air Act. Perhaps encouraged by the Sixth...

 

HTMLRenewable Energy Tax Incentives Extended
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 19, 2016, previously published on December 2015
On December 18, 2015, the Consolidated Appropriations Act was signed by President Obama and became law, extending a number of key renewable energy tax incentives. Of keen interest to many investors and developers, the law extends the PTC (the Section 45 Production Tax Credit) and the ITC (the...

 

HTMLCalifornia State Water Resources Control Board Issues Notice to Water Rights Holders
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 19, 2016, previously published on November 2015
On October 27, 2015, the California State Water Resources Control Board (the “Water Board”) issued a notice to all pre-1914 water rights holders for the Sacramento-San Joaquin watersheds and Delta, indicating that water is available for diversion. The Water Board based its determination...

 

HTMLMarket Forces and States as Laboratories—Not Always Desired by Business
Duane Morris LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 19, 2016, previously published on December 2015
In the wake of the December 17, 2015, passage of a Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform bill by the U.S. Senate, which followed the lead of the U.S. House of Representatives, one may ask: What is going on? The current Congress is supporting new federal environmental regulation?

 


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