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USEPA Exercises Enforcement Discretion in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Martin Milita, Esq. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“USEPA”) has decided to exercise enforcement discretion In response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  USEPA will review any violations and determine if they result from the pandemic; if so, USEPA will decide the proper enforcement action, if any.  (See USEPA Memorandum, COVID-19 Implications for EPA’s Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Program, dated March 26, 2020 (the “Policy”)). USEPA recognizes that the COVID-19 […]

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What’s in the $2 Trillion Virus Aid Bill?

As of Friday afternoon, the House & Senate have both passed H.R. 748, the CARES Act, which provides roughly $2 trillion to individuals, businesses, and states in response to the global coronavirus pandemic. The bill, negotiated between the House, Senate, and administration, and now awaiting the President’s signature includes: $500 billion for loans and assistance to companies and state and local governments, including $29 billion for loans to U.S. airlines […]

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Clean Energy Highlights: U.S. 2020: Part 4 of 4

Bottom of Form According to Utility Dive, “[i]n 2019, five states and Puerto Rico, adopted laws targeting 100% clean energy, while three governors issued executive orders with similar goals.”  According to Utility Dive, “[t]wo significant factors driving the trend were the federal government’s continued changes to climate and other environmental policies, and the election of eleven new Democratic governors in November 2018, with many of them making clean energy a priority.” Energy storage […]

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Clean Energy Highlights: U.S. 2020: Part 3 of 4

This is part 2 of our 4 part series on 2020 Energy Trends. Governments and Administrations will band together to overcome barriers to clean energy According to the WRI, after cities sign clean energy commitments and begin to identify options to increase renewable energy use, barriers are sometimes encountered by government entities through laws or regulations that come from areas such as state or federal government.  According to the WRI, […]

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