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Pipeline Canal Class Action Dismissed

The Energy Law Blog

The opinion is available at 2006 WL 3333797 (E.D. 28, 2006). In Barasich v. Columbia Gulf Transmission, et al. Judge Sarah Vance of the Eastern District of Louisiana dismissed a suit in which plaintiffs claimed that oil and gas production and pipeline companies’ activities in South Louisiana marshes contributed to the destruction wreaked by hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

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Supreme Court Denies Relief to Oil Companies

The Energy Law Blog

Burton , 549 U.S. — (2006), the Supreme Court resolved a legal issue that has been at the center of federal royalty litigation for twenty years: viz. In BHP America Petroleum Co. whether 28 U.S.C. 2415(a), which imposes a 6-year statute of limitations for Government “every action for money damages. founded upon any contract,” applies to administrative royalty payment orders issued by the Minerals Management Service (MMS). The Court held that it does not. Read more.

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DOI Signs Agreement with Oil Companies

The Energy Law Blog

In the continuing dispute between federal offshore lessees and the Department of the Interior over missing price threshold provisions in 1998 and 1999 federal oil and gas leases, MMS announced today that it has signed agreements with BP, ConocoPhillips, Marathon Oil Company, Shell, and Walter Oil and Gas Corporation. Energy & Natural Resources

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New Jersey Resources Achieves 59% Reduction in Operational Emissions

Environment + Energy Leader

NJ achieves a 59% reduction in operational emissions in New Jersey from the 2006 baseline, advancing NJR’s goal to reach a 60% reduction by 2030. The post New Jersey Resources Achieves 59% Reduction in Operational Emissions appeared first on Environment + Energy Leader.

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Firearm suicides are rising in the US despite declining globally

New Scientist

While down overall in the US since 1990, they began to climb in 2006 – coinciding with increased access to firearmsIn the past three decades, suicides involving guns have steadily dropped around the world.

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Astronomers still can't agree on what counts as a planet

New Scientist

In 2006, the International Astronomical Union came up with a new way to classify planets that famously saw Pluto downgraded. Now a new row has started as astronomers try to define exoplanets

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Innovative partnerships bring community solar to low-income households in the US

Environmental News Bits

Over the last 15 years, community solar in the United States has grown dramatically: Installed community solar capacity increased almost 700 percent between 2006 and 2019. Read the full story at GreenBiz. But these gains have not always translated into access for low- and moderate-income (LMI) customers. To support LMI participation in the clean energy … Continue reading Innovative partnerships bring community solar to low-income households in the US.

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Global Robotics Community FIRST Prepares Students To Thrive as Adults in a Rapidly Changing World

3BL Media

It has been hiring FIRST students because of their advanced skill sets since 2006. By Tod Perry. SOURCE: Qualcomm.

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Yesterday’s wind turbine blades are tomorrow’s playgrounds

Environmental News Bits

In 2006, a team of architects were tasked with building a playground with volumes that kids could crawl into and play. Read the full story at Fast Company. Jos de Krieger—then an intern, now a partner at the Rotterdam-based architecture practice Superuse Studios—remembers looking at airplane fuselages and grain siloes, before stumbling upon a stack of … Continue reading Yesterday’s wind turbine blades are tomorrow’s playgrounds. Circular economy Sustainable design Wind

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Advances in State Climate Policy

Legal Planet

Under the 2022 Climate Solutions Now Act (CSNA), a new GHG emissions reduction target was established: 60% below 2006 emissions by 2031 and net-zero emissions by 2045. Last year, Congress took its first big step into climate policy by passing blockbuster spending measures.

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Forward Thinking on the sustainability revolution in textiles and the fashion industry with Edwin Keh

Environmental News Bits

It was set up in 2006, with the aim of becoming a center of excellence in research and development in the fashion … Continue reading Forward Thinking on the sustainability revolution in textiles and the fashion industry with Edwin Keh. Read the full story from McKinsey. In this episode of the McKinsey Global Institute’s Forward Thinking podcast, co-host Janet Bush talks to Edwin Keh, the CEO of the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel.

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Thirty High School Seniors Named Edison Scholars

3BL Media

Since 2006, 730 high school seniors have earned more than $13.5 Since 2006, 730 high school seniors have earned more than $13.5 Since 2006, 730 high school seniors have earned more than $13.5 million in scholarships through the Edison Scholars Program.

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Marathon Petroleum Earns Record Level of EPA Recognition for Energy Efficiency

3BL Media

Since refineries first became eligible for this recognition in 2006, MPC has received more ENERGY STAR certifications than all other refining companies combined. Refineries became eligible for this honor in 2006. SOURCE: Marathon Petroleum Corporation. SUMMARY: Marathon Petroleum Corp.

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Molecular engineering of photoinduced charge separation

Physics World

Want to take part in this webinar? Join the audience. A key factor in natural photosynthesis, solar fuels and photovoltaic cells is how to control photoinduced charge separation and recombination in donor-acceptor systems.

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$300,000 Investment From KeyBank To Fund Transformative Financial Wellness Program at New RecycleForce Facility

3BL Media

Since 2006, the nonprofit has helped thousands rebuild their lives through on-the-job and classroom training, social supports and job placement while safely recycling more than 100 million pounds of electronic waste. SOURCE: KeyBank.

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Municipalities of Puerto Rico v. Exxon: a unique class action against fossil fuel companies presses for climate accountability in the United States

Law Columbia

After the Department of Justice filed a RICO suit against the tobacco industry in 1999, a district court judge issued a 2006 opinion finding that “over the course of more than 50 years, Defendants lied, misrepresented, and deceived the American public.

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Droughts Push More People to Migrate Than Floods

Circle of Blue

Indications of migration due to water scarcity and groundwater depletion came as early as 2006 in Mexico’s Tehuacán Valley where a combination of declining rainfall and factory farms caused community wells to go dry.

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Stanford and Beyond

Legal Planet

school of sustainability in 2006. In May, Stanford grabbed headlines by announcing a billion dollar gift to launch a new School of Sustainability. There hasn’t been much written about the details of Stanford’s effort, or about what other schools are doing along similar lines.

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Enterprise Community Partners to Help Baltimore Houses of Worship Build 600 Affordable Homes

3BL Media

Since launching the Faith-Based Development Initiative in 2006, again and again we’ve seen firsthand the powerful role that faith-based organizations can play in developing affordable housing,” said Rev.

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On Hope, in the New Year and Always: A Love Letter to the Climate Weary

Union of Concerned Scientists

Chichagof Island, Alaska, 2006. In 2022, there has been reason for hope, as nations of the world made halting but promising progress on climate policy , and reason for fear, as next-level climate disasters crippled whole countries and threatened to overtake our scant progress.

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Check out these incredible high-rise designs of the future

Inhabitant

Started back in 2006, this annual award recognizes visionary ideas through the use of technology, materials, programs, aesthetics and spatial organizations. eVolo crowned winners of its 2022 Skyscraper Competition, and they are spectacular. Three winners and 20 honorable mentions were chosen by a jury. In total, 427 projects were submitted, imagining innovative ways to push vertical architecture to address the world's most pressing problems.

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How This IoT Device From Charity: Water Could Advance Water Access for Billions

3BL Media

Founded in 2006, nonprofit charity: water has shown an incredible commitment to ensure that more people have access to enough clean water. By Sue-Lynn Hinson. SOURCE: Cisco Systems Inc.

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Supreme Court of Ohio Addresses Due Diligence Under the Dormant Mineral Act

Vorys Law

On December 17, 2020, the Supreme Court of Ohio addressed the surface owner’s due diligence obligations under the 2006 version of the Ohio Dormant Mineral Act. See Gerrity v. Chervenak , Slip Opinion No. 2020-Ohio-6705. Read more about that decision in our Client Alert. Energy

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The President and Congress Deliver $11 Billion for Abandoned Mine Cleanups

Circle of Blue

In recent rounds of reauthorization, Congress reduced the AML fee: the 2006 reauthorization reduced the fee by 10 percent in 2008, and another 10 percent in 2013. Midwest is the target of more dollars to secure water and revive former energy strongholds.

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Qualcomm's STEM Community Partnerships: FIRST

3BL Media

Qualcomm has been a proud supporter of FIRST since 2006. SOURCE: Qualcomm.

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Nanocolumnar films: applications in medicine, energy and aerospace

Physics World

He joined CSIC in 2003 and secured a permanent position in 2006. Want to take part in this webinar? Join the audience. This webinar will start with showing that nanocolumnar films can be manufactured by magnetron sputtering using the glancing angle deposition configuration.

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Investing in Community Prosperity Through STEM Summer Camps

3BL Media

The Mike Hauser Academy for STEM is a local Sonoma County program that Keysight has sponsored since the program’s launch in 2006. By Lea M. Baylis - Corporate Community Engagement Manager. SOURCE: Keysight Technologies.

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Going Beyond Disaster Relief To Disaster Resilience

3BL Media

So that’s exactly what we did in 2006 – launching two initiatives to store essential nutrition and healthcare products at clinics and food banks in advance of hurricane season. In the first year of the partnership in 2006, the Direct Relief modules contained only Abbott products.

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Register Now For 2023 Watershed Congress - March 25 In-Person, March 27-31 Online

PA Environment Daily

Tim Fenchel , Schuylkill River Greenway : Tim has been with Schuylkill River Greenways since 2006 serving in several roles and functions over the years.

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Variational principles and topological constants of motion for MHD

Physics World

Asher was a postdoctoral fellow (1998) in the Department of Electrical Engineering of Tel-Aviv University, Israel, and a visiting fellow at the University of Cambridge, UK, during 2005–2006, 2008 and 2012. Want to take part in this webinar? Join the audience.

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Service Lists Franklin’s Bumble Bee as Endangered Species

Endangered Species Law

The last known record of the species dates back to 2006. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) recently listed the Franklin’s bumble bee as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act.

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Headwaters RC&D Council Accepting Applications For Sinnemahoning Watershed Grant Program In McKean County

PA Environment Daily

The Headwaters RC&D Council is now accepting applications for the Sinnemahoning Watershed Grant Program In McKean County. The deadline to apply is January 20.

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One Acre Fund: How a Mobile App Prepares Smallholder Farmers for a Successful Harvest

3BL Media

By Sue-Lynn Hinson. SOURCE: Cisco Systems Inc. DESCRIPTION: The Transformational Tech series highlights Cisco’s nonprofit grant recipients that use technology to help transform the lives of individuals and communities.

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This Christmas, New Holland Agriculture Is Putting Smiles on the Faces of Children in Essex, UK

3BL Media

Founded in 2006, the charity provides families with everyday household items, furniture, clothing and home adaptions for those returning from hospital. SOURCE: CNH Industrial.

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Eat, Play, Love With Ella's Kitchen

3BL Media

The company’s purpose–to improve children’s lives through developing healthy relationships with food–started with founder Paul Lindley in 2006 and lives on today with CEO Mark Cuddigan. SOURCE: Carol Cone ON PURPOSE. DESCRIPTION: “Don’t play with your food” may be a phrase you heard as a child, or perhaps have said to your own children. As it turns out, children really should be playing with their food.

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The Home Depot and Kidde Partner To Make a Difference During Fire Prevention Month

3BL Media

DESCRIPTION: A leader in fire safety for more than 100 years and trusted partner of The Home Depot since 2006,?Kidde SOURCE: The Home Depot. Kidde recently announced a new campaign:?Cause Cause For Alarm TM. This fire safety awareness initiative addresses gaps in education and access to fire safety measures. Kidde , part of?Carrier Carrier Global Corporation, provides healthy, safe and sustainable building solutions.

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What Do Pig Pens Have To Do With Environmental Law?

Legal Planet

And a dormant Commerce Clause-based challenge to a 2006 California statute that prompted a transition from carbon-based to renewable energy sources similarly failed in court. Industrial Pig Farming (credit: Wikipedia). Today the U.S.

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Climate Change and the Major Question Doctrine

Legal Planet

There’s a precedent of sorts in EPA’s approval of California’s ZEV mandate starting back in 2006 under President Bush. Red State AGs are preparing to go to town with the West Virginia case. They seem to think that everything involving climate change automatically becomes a major question.

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Applications Open for Expanded Edison Scholars Program

3BL Media

million in scholarships to 730 students through the Edison Scholars Program since 2006. High school seniors are encouraged to apply for a $50,000 scholarship and the opportunity for a paid Southern California Edison internship. SOURCE: Edison International.

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DEP Invites Comments On New Post-Construction Stormwater Management Manual

PA Environment Daily

DEP said the significant changes from the previous 2006 Manual include-- -- New interpretive guidance on the post-construction Stormwater Management regulations (25 Pa. Code

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20 Years of Severe Drought Impede Huge Developments in Southwest

Circle of Blue

In 2006, the Arizona Department of Water Resources issued two certificates for 4,228 acre-feet of water – 1.35 20 Years of Severe Drought Impede Huge Developments in Southwest Uncertain path forward for largest development ever proposed in Arizona. By Keith Schneider. Circle of Blue.

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Kohler Co. Wins 2022 EPA WaterSense® Sustained Excellence Award

3BL Media

Since 2006, more than 2,100 WaterSense partners and over 40,000 models of certified water-efficient plumbing and irrigation products have helped consumers and businesses save 6.4

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Federal Water Tap, December 5: For Tribes, White House Promises Climate Relocation Funding, Water Pollution Standards

Circle of Blue

This is the first time the EPA has set biofuels targets under the program that began in 2006. The Rundown. At a White House summit, the Biden administration pledges financial and regulatory support for tribal nations.

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