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Tax Credits for Renewable Energy

A Mixed Bag So Far By Jeffrey D. Moss, Guest Blogger CBO’s March 2012 Report  The Congressional Budget Office (“CBO”) has recently issued a report entitled “Federal Financial Support for the Development and Production of… Read More >

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Reinventing Michigan’s Cleanup and Redevelopment Programs – Update

The Collaborative Stakeholder Initiative will be presenting its Final Report and Recommendations on Reinventing the State’s Cleanup and Redevelopment Program at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing on March 15, 2012.   CSI participants and… Read More >

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Can governments really be held liable under CERCLA for mine waste contamination?

Federal and State governments are frequently targets of CERCLA contribution actions (or cost recovery actions) where they have allowed third parties to engage in hazardous waste generating activities on property owned or leased by the… Read More >

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Reinventing Michigan’s Cleanup and Redevelopment Programs

 Governor Snyder has publicly stated his administrative goals are to:  reinvent government  create more and better jobs  restore our cities  enhance our national and international image  protect our environment  solve problems through relentless, positive action… Read More >

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Incentives – Still Picking “Winners and Losers”? (Updated 2/10/12)

Governor Rick Snyder was adamant during the 2010 election campaign that Michigan would have to stop picking ‘winners and losers’ when it came to doling out governmental incentives for private businesses. Once in office, he… Read More >

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Legislative Update – Leaking Underground Storage Tank Act

As we reported last summer, a package of bills are being reviewed by the State Legislature that will impact all parties addressing Leaking Underground Storage Tanks (“LUST”). On January 24, 2012, the Michigan Senate passed… Read More >

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Brownfield Redevelopers Beware!

Due Care and Indemnification Agreements and the CERCLA BFPP Defense The last year has seen its share of unique decisions relating to CERCLA liability.  Recently I blogged about one case with ramifications for brownfield developers: … Read More >

File This One Under Yikes!

Developers need to take heed of this one. Based on a recent decision in the Federal Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, developers could find themselves involved in lawsuits alleging that they are liable… Read More >

On Site Soil Movement: Part 201 Or Part 111?

So what do you do if you own a contaminated property that is a “facility” under Part 201 of NREPA (Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act) and you want to move dirt from one location… Read More >

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Lending And Energy Efficiency – How Are They Related?

Back in October when I was at the GreenBuild conference in Toronto I sat in on an interesting presentation headed up by Philip Henderson of the Natural Resources Defense Council regarding lending and energy efficiency…. Read More >