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August 16, 2012

Webinar from LeClairRyan - Business Energy Efficiency: Energy Audits and Benefits - August 29, 2012

Business Energy Efficiency: Energy Audits and Benefits
A free webinar presented by LeClairRyan’s Energy Industry Team
DATE: Wednesday, August 29, 2012
TIME: 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. EDT

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Please register by 11:00 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, August 29, 2012.

Residential energy audits are well known and have been performed for several years. But consumers may not realize that commercial and industrial businesses also need and…

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July 02, 2012

Van Ness Feldman - Pipeline Safety Update

Susan Olenchuk and Jim Curry
June 27, 2012

In this edition of Van Ness Feldman’s bi-weekly Pipeline Safety Update:

  • DOT-OIG Issues Report on PHMSA Liquid Integrity Management Program
  • PHMSA Announces Advisory Committee Meetings
  • PHMSA to Hold Workshop on Incorporation of Consensus Standards
  • PHMSA Activities
  • Select Activities from the States

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June 18, 2012

Riker Danzig Tax Alert

Have You Considered Taking Advantage of the Historically High Gift Tax Exemptions Before Year-End?

Prior to 2010, the federal gift tax exemption had never been greater than $1,000,000. Then, under the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010, the exemption was increased to $5,000,000 in 2011 and $5,120,000 in 2012. If you are married and elect to "split gifts", your total exemption is now $10,240,000.

However, this historically large exemption will come to an end when the 2010 Tax Act sunsets at the…

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May 24, 2012

Van Ness Feldman - Energy Alert

FERC Denies Rehearing of Order No. 1000’s Transmission Planning and Cost Allocation Reforms
May 22, 2012
Evan Reese, Doug Smith, Jeff Winmill
Van Ness Feldman

On May 17, 2012, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission denied rehearing of the suite of transmission planning and cost allocation reforms announced in Order No. 1000, and provided clarification of some of the rule’s requirements.


Order No. 1000, issued in…

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May 24, 2012

Riker Danzig Environmental Update - May 2012

Remedial Priority Scoring Letters From NJDEP Are On Their Way
Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (the “NJDEP”) is developing a ranking of the known contaminated sites throughout New Jersey based upon the level of risk that each site poses to public health, safety, and the environment. This ranking process is referred to by the NJDEP as the Remedial Priority Scoring System (“RPS”).…

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May 11, 2012

Lawyering and Lobbying:  The Discipline of Public Policy Advocacy

By Levi D. Andrist and Joel Gilbertson

North Dakota Law Review
VOL 87:59

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Snell & Wilmer L.L.P. - Utah


Snell & Wilmer is a full service law firm with more than 400 attorneys and eight offices, one of the largest firms in the West. The firm’s Arizona offices are in Phoenix and Tucson, and the Utah office is… Read more »