Environmental and Land Use Law

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Archive for August, 2014

Posted In: Water

Clean Water Act Update: A Controversial New “Waters of the US” Rule Could Streamline Stymied Federal Pollution Enforcement

The EPA’s and Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed new rule to define the “waters of the United States” – known as WOTUS – over which the agencies have jurisdiction to…

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Posted In: DEP

How Green is Clean? DEP’s New Guidance on Greener Cleanups

How much do cleanups pollute? The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently issued a draft guidance that focuses on the often-overlooked reality that cleanups themselves use energy and natural…

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Posted In: Solar Energy

Net Metering Caps Lifted in Unsatisfactory, Stopgap Solar Energy Bill

Solar energy developers – and municipalities with solar projects – have cause for celebration at the end of Massachusetts’ 2014 legislative session: net metering caps have increased. Lawmakers set the…

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