Alaska vs. Biden: Can Feds Control Work On State Lands?

From our friends at Law 360: In a motion filed Thursday, Alaska, joined by the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority, urged U.S. District Judge Sharon L. Gleason to further explain her May remand order regarding the Ambler Access Project, saying it should be unambiguous that BLM’s authority is limited to federal lands, thereby precluding it […]

EPA’s Federal Waters Update Seen Vulnerable

From Bloomberg Law (link below: A test for federal Clean Water Act jurisdiction over waterways and wetlands that is central to an EPA rule announced last week will make the rule especially vulnerable to an upcoming US Supreme Court ruling, water lawyers say. The Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers published their final definition of “waters […]

White House releases latest regulatory plans

The White House has released its latest plans for “everything” rulemaking, including energy, development and the environment with nearly every regulatory agency checking in with plans. The White House is calling it the official “2022 Unified Regulatory Agenda”, which according to OMB, “advances the Administration’s ambitious climate and clean energy agenda with ongoing efforts to […]

FERC presses financial giant Vanguard over possible efforts to influence utility power portfolios

Thirteen state attorneys general are urging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to reconsider its 2019 authorization allowing The Vanguard Group Inc. to invest in electric utilities, worrying that Vanguard’s well-known environmental activism and ESG demands will continue to guide decision-making and that Vanguard will use its financial position in the utilities to influence power portfolio […]

Groups hope split government spurs permitting overhaul

From E&E DAILY |  E&E News | Essential Energy and Environment News ( Advocates in the fossil fuel and clean energy industries are eyeing divided government as a chance to rekindle interest in a bipartisan permitting overhaul. In the fall, a plan from Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chair Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) failed after pushback […]

Homebuilders say they’re on the edge of a steeper downturn as buyers pull back

From CNBC: Homebuilders say 2023 is going to bring an even sharper downturn in the market, as high interest rates scare away buyers. Housing starts for single-family homes dropped nearly 19% year over year in September, according to the U.S. Census. Building permits, which are an indicator of future construction, fell 17%. “It is definitely […]

Nature-Based Solutions Can Help Fight Climate Change

From PEW: Negotiators from nearly 200 countries will gather in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, from Nov. 6-18 at the 27th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) conference —known as COP27—in an effort to agree on solutions to combat climate change. The meeting comes on the heels of a new climate report from the UNFCCC that found […]

Not Dead Yet: More Than 2,000 Homes Planned In Placer County Development. A First Wave Of Houses Is Ready

When the sprawling Winding Creek development is complete, roughly 1,400 single-family homes and hundreds of apartments will fill the 500-acre site in northwest Roseville. There are currently between 250 and 300 people living in the neighborhood, said Karron Vasquez, a senior manager of marketing for Anthem Properties, the project developer. Another few hundred homes have […]

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