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CLF Takes Its MHP Fight Across The Fort Point Channel
In that suit, CLF alleged that the Secretary's decision approving the plan was arbitrary and capricious.
United States
21 Mar 2017
CLF Questions Secretary's Chapter 91 Discretion
Last week the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) announced it has filed suit against EOEEA Secretary Beaton and DEP Commissioner Suuberg for actions associated with the approval of an amendment to the South Boston Waterfront District Municipal Harbor Plan.
United States
9 Mar 2017
MassDEP: The Rising Tide May Steal Your Development Rights
Through the Commonwealth's Chapter 91 program, MassDEP regulates what can be built over tidelands.
United States
30 Sep 2016
The Nation's Transportation Future Is Increasingly Local
There is no debate that the gridlock in Congress has impacted national transportation policy.
United States
16 Aug 2016
Value Capture – The Beginning Of The State-Local Transportation Match
Next week, Governor Baker's economic development bill will begin to emerge from the Legislature now that versions of his original bill have passed both branches of the legislature and are headed for a conference committee.
United States
22 Jul 2016
MassDEP And CZM Propose Changes To Chapter 91 Regulations
MassDEP and the Commonwealth's office of Coastal Zone Management recently proposed draft changes to the Designated Port Area and Facility of Public Accommodation regulations under the Chapter 91 program.
United States
25 Apr 2016
The FAST Act Seeks To Streamline The Environmental Review Of Infrastructure Projects
On December 4, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act...
United States
1 Feb 2016
Coming Soon To A Project Near You: Advance Compensation
Earlier this month, the White House released a Presidential Memorandum on "Mitigating Impacts on Natural Resources from Development and Encouraging Related Private Investment."
United States
23 Nov 2015
Defamation And The Common Interest Privilege In The Construction Industry
Construction projects often involve a complex array of contractors, subcontractors, banks, bonding agents, architects, engineers and so on.
United States
7 Sep 2015
Brazil’s Belo Monte Move: Will National Development Banks Start Taking Human Rights And Environmental Concerns More Seriously?
The Brazilian national development bank announced its approval of a $10.8 billion loan to finance the construction of the Belo Monte dam, the world's third largest hydroelectric dam.
9 Jan 2013
Does Energy Efficient Technology Make Buildings More Energy Efficient? The Answer May Not Be So Obvious
ClimateWire had a fascinating story on Monday about federal efforts to increase the energy efficiency of buildings, which are estimated to consume about 40% of our nation’s energy.
United States
3 Apr 2012
Sauce For The Goose? Home Builders Lose A Standing Battle
Developers have cheered in recent years as the Supreme Court has tightened its standing rules.
United States
15 Dec 2011
DOER Finds Renewable Energy Import Requirements Not Feasible
On October 31, 2008, the Department of Energy Resources ("DOER") issued its Imports Feasibility Study (the "Report"), finding that it is not feasible to implement a capacity commitment or netting requirement for generators seeking renewable energy credits
United States
10 Nov 2008
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