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USDOT Agencies Propose New Rule to Eliminate Duplication of Environmental Reviews for Transportation Projects
Authors: James M. Auslander, David H. McCray
October 4, 2017


New Presidential and Interior Orders Target Environmental Permitting, NEPA Reviews, and Flood Risk Standards for Infrastructure and Energy Projects
Authors: James M. Auslander, Gus B. Bauman, David H. McCray, W. Parker Moore, Peter J. Schaumberg
September 11, 2017


D.C. Circuit Rules That FERC Should Have Quantified Indirect Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Approving Natural Gas Pipeline
Authors: James M. Auslander, W. Parker Moore, Madeleine B. Kadas, Benjamin E. Apple
August 29, 2017

In a 2-1 decision, the D.C. Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) did not satisfy the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”) when it failed to provide any analysis of downstream greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions that will result indirectly from its approval of a natural gas pipeline. Sierra Club v. FERC, No. 16-1387, slip op. at 24 (D.C. Cir. Aug. 22, 2017).


Beveridge & Diamond Files Amicus Brief in Support of Maryland’s Purple Line Transit Project
August 29, 2017


D.C. Federal Court Approves NEPA Environmental Impact Statement for Major Drinking Water Project
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., August 16, 2017


Replacement of the Clean Water Rule to Be a Two-Step Process
Authors: Andrew C. Silton, Richard S. Davis, James M. Auslander, Karen M. Hansen, W. Parker Moore, Timothy M. Sullivan
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 28, 2017


The Supreme Court Makes a Mess of Takings Law
Author: Gus B. Bauman
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 27, 2017


Jamie Auslander Re-elected to D.C. Bar EENR Community Steering Committee
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 26, 2017


Beveridge & Diamond Expands to Seattle
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 16, 2017


San Mateo Gardens Teaches College District a Lesson on Picking Thorny Subsequent Review Procedure
Author: David H. McCray, Jacob P. Duginski*
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 19, 2017


Maryland Takes Key Step for Offshore Wind
Authors: James M. Auslander, John G. Cossa, Zaheer H. Tajani
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 16, 2017


Executive Order Charts New Path For Offshore Energy Development
Authors: James Auslander, John Cossa, and Peter Schaumberg
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 2, 2017


Twenty Lawyers from Beveridge & Diamond's Washington, DC Office Receive Super Lawyers Recognition for 2017
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 24, 2017


Russ LaMotte Elected Managing Principal of Beveridge & Diamond
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 30, 2017


Interior Secretary Immediately Implements President’s Executive Order on Energy and Climate
Authors: Jamie Auslander, Peter Schaumberg, John Cossa
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 29, 2017


The Congressional Review Act: Congress Dusts Off an Old Oversight Weapon
Authors: Jeanine Grachuk, Jacob P. Duginski*, Shengzhi Wang
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 20, 2017


D.C. Circuit Rules in Favor of North Dakota in NEPA Injunction Case
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 6, 2017


New York Proposes First Major Amendments to SEQRA in Over Two Decades, Driven In Part by Statewide Energy Initiatives
Authors: Michael G. Murphy, Sarah A. Kettenmann
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 26, 2017


Early Presidential Actions to Expedite Infrastructure and Domestic Manufacturing
Authors: James M. Auslander, Kaitlyn D. Shannon
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 26, 2017


NEC FUTURE Names Preferred Alternative and Releases the Final Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement
Authors: Stephen L. Gordon, Michael G. Murphy, John H. Paul and Sarah A. Kettenmann
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 19, 2017


Conversation Between Benjamin F. Wilson and Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson at Environmental Law Institute Annual Dinner – October 2016
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 11, 2017


Time to Shift Gears and Change the World
Author: David McCray
EnviroStructure, December 7, 2016


Impacts of the 2016 U.S. Election on Environmental Law, Policy, and Enforcement
Edited by David Friedland
November 16, 2016


ONRR Expands Civil Penalty Liability for Federal and Indian Mineral Lessees
Authors: Peter J. Schaumberg and James M. Auslander
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., August 5, 2016


Parker Moore Quoted in Law360 on Critical Habitat Designation in Alaska
June 16, 2016


China Announces Action Plan to Tackle Soil Pollution
Authors: Karl Bourdeau and Sarah Kettenmann
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 6, 2016


Supreme Court Again Sinks Government on Wetlands
Authors: Jamie Auslander and Fred Wagner
EnviroStructure, June 3, 2016


Sixteen Lawyers from Beveridge & Diamond's Washington, DC Office Receive Super Lawyers Recognition for 2016
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 28, 2016


Net Metering 2.0: Big Changes Across New England
Authors: Marc Goldstein and Brook Detterman
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 14, 2016


Massachusetts Considering Taking Control of Clean Water Permitting
Authors: Marc J. Goldstein and Brook Detterman
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 29, 2016


Parker Moore Quoted in BloombergBNA on Likely Legal Challenges to Final ESA Critical Habitat Rules
February 24, 2016


Parker Moore Quoted in Law360 on Final ESA Critical Habitat Rules
February 12, 2016


BLM Proposes to Restrict Methane Releases from Oil and Gas Leases
Authors: Peter Schaumberg, Jamie Auslander, Benjamin Apple, and John Cossa
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 25, 2016


Parker Moore Quoted in Bloomberg BNA and Law360 on Developing Successful ESA Strategy for Northern Long-Eared Bat
January 15, 2016


James Auslander Quoted on Recent Seizure of Federal Building by Oregon Ranchers
January 6, 2016


Parker Moore Quoted in Law360 on Protected Wildlife Developments for 2016
January 5, 2016


National Park Service Proposes Sweeping Changes to Oil and Gas Regulations
Authors: Peter Schaumberg, Jamie Auslander, and John Cossa
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., October 26, 2015


Prudence Prevails: Fifth Circuit Supports Narrow Reading of Liability under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act
Authors: Parker Moore, Jamie Auslander, John Cossa, and Maryam Mujahid
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., September 21, 2015


EPA Proposes New Clean Air Act Standards for Methane and VOC Emissions by the Oil and Natural Gas Sector
Authors: Jamie Auslander, Laura McAfee, and Megan Morgan
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., August 19, 2015


Court Strikes Down FWS Rule for 30-Year Eagle Incidental Take Permits
Authors: Jamie Auslander, Parker Moore, and Fred Wagner
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., August 12, 2015


MassDEP General Counsel Nancy Kaplan Joins Wellesley Office of Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 18, 2015


Beveridge & Diamond Named a Top 100 Law Firm For Female Attorneys by Law360
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 21, 2015


Supreme Court Allows Agencies to Re-Interpret Their Regulations Without Rulemaking
Authors: James Auslander, Peter Schaumberg, Fred Wagner
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 11, 2015


Interior Department Proposes to Open Offshore Atlantic Region to Oil and Gas Leasing
Authors: Peter Schaumberg, Jamie Auslander, and John Cossa
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 27, 2015


DOI Proposes Overhaul Of Federal And Indian Mineral Lease Royalty Valuation Standards
Authors: Peter Schaumberg and James Auslander
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 6, 2015


Greenhouse Gases “Rise” in Importance for NEPA Reviews
Authors: Fred Wagner, James Auslander, John Cossa, and Andrew Mayer
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 5, 2015


California Department of Transportation Assistant Chief Counsel David McCray Joins Beveridge & Diamond
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., November 17, 2014


Super Lawyers Recognizes Wellesley Office Attorneys
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., October 21, 2014


BLM to Overhaul Solar, Wind, Rights-of-Way Regulations
Author: John Cossa
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., September 30, 2014


Catch recent developments at the intersection of environment and infrastructure on our blog, EnviroStructure
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., September 18, 2014


Massachusetts Environmental and Land Use Alert
September 15, 2014


“P3 or Not P3?” That is the Question. Obama Says: “P3.”: New Transportation Investment Center Boosts P3 Projects
July 23, 2014


Threatened and Endangered Species Listings Likely to Increase Under New FWS Policy
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., July 3, 2014


President Obama Signs the Water Resources Reform and Development Act into Law, the First Water Funding Legislation Since 2007
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 10, 2014


D.C. Circuit Court Ruling Highlights Changing Context for FERC NEPA Reviews
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 10, 2014


Chambers USA 2014 Ranks Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. Among Leading Law Firms
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 23, 2014


Federal and Indian Mineral Lessees May Face Drastically Expanded Civil Penalties for Royalty Reporting Violations
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 21, 2014


White House Announcement Builds Momentum for Comprehensive Infrastructure NEPA and Permit Reform
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 15, 2014


U.S. DOT Issues Emergency Orders Regarding Shipments of Bakken Crude Oil
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 8, 2014


With Highway Trust Fund Approaching Insolvency, Obama Delivers Surface Transportation Funding and Reform Legislation to Congress
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 30, 2014


BOEM Amends Offshore Renewable Energy Rules
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 18, 2014


Federal Highway Administration Chief Counsel Fred Wagner Rejoins Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 7, 2014


Former Department of the Interior Attorney John Cossa Joins Beveridge & Diamond’s Natural Resources and Project Development Group
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., October 15, 2013


Twelve Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers® for 2014
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., August 16, 2013


GAO Advocates for Increased Attention on Adapting to the Effects of Climate Change
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., August 13, 2013


Supreme Court Backs Landowner in Major Takings Case
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 26, 2013


Federal Government Releases Guidance to Streamline NEPA and NHPA Reviews
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 11, 2013


Beveridge & Diamond Again Named a Top National Environmental and Litigation Firm by U.S. News/Best Lawyers
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., November 1, 2012


Twelve Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers® for 2013
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., October 11, 2012


All of the Principals in Beveridge & Diamond's New York Office Receive "Super Lawyers" Recognition for Second Consecutive Year
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., October 5, 2012


Automatic Extension of Development Permits Increased From Two to Four Years Under Latest Economic Development Law
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. - Massachusetts Client Alert, August 8, 2012


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Issues Final Land-Based Wind Energy Guidelines for Wildlife Protection
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 26, 2012


Beveridge & Diamond Named to National Law Journal's Midsize Hotlist For Second Year in a Row
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 25, 2012


Supreme Court Rules Property Owners May Challenge EPA Compliance Orders
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 23, 2012


CEQ Finalizes Guidance to Improve NEPA Reviews
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 13, 2012


Two New York Courts Uphold Local Bans on Hydraulic Fracturing and Other Oil and Natural Gas Operations
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 2, 2012


Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. Elects New Principals
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., February 28, 2012


Seven Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers® for 2012
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 7, 2012


Beveridge & Diamond Receives Top Tier Rankings in Environmental Law and Environmental Litigation from U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., November 1, 2011


Department of Energy Exempts Many Small-Scale Energy Projects From NEPA Review
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., October 12, 2011


New York State Reestablishes Comprehensive Power Plant Siting Law
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., August 31, 2011


MassDEP Back in Site Assignment Process After One-Year Hiatus
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. - Massachusetts Client Alert, July 15, 2011


Court Finds No Irreparable Harm to Desert Tortoise and Allows Ivanpah Solar Project to Go Forward
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., July 7, 2011


SJC Raises the Bar for Standing
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. Land Use Alert, April 14, 2011


Is the Proposed Nationwide Permit for Land-Based Renewable Energy Projects a Blow to Wind Energy?
Environmental Law360, March 9, 2011


Gus Bauman Quoted in Washington Business Journal
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 2, 2011


Ninth Circuit Removes Barrier to Intervention in NEPA Cases
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 20, 2011


CEQ Finalizes New NEPA Mitigation Guidance
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 20, 2011


Brian Levey and Marc Goldstein to Receive NAIOP Massachusetts Public Affairs Award
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., December 10, 2010


Seven Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers® for 2011
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., December 2, 2010


Strike Two - District Court Invalidates Offshore Drilling NTL 2010-N05
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., October 22, 2010


Gus Bauman to Chair Maryland Blue Ribbon Commission on Transportation Funding
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., September 24, 2010


Beveridge & Diamond Ranked as Tier 1 Environmental Law Firm by U.S. News and Best Lawyers
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., September 17, 2010


Brian Levey Quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., August 23, 2010


Governor Signs Law Extending Most State, Regional, and Local Development Permits for Two Years
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. - Massacuhsetts Client Alert, August 12, 2010


Site Assignment Process Streamlined: MassDEP No Longer Reviews and Issues Site Suitability Report
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. - Massachusetts Client Alert, July 22, 2010


Supreme Court Leaves Question of Judicial Taking Unanswered
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 30, 2010


EPA Delays Enforcement of New Lead-Based Paint Certification and Training Requirements
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 25, 2010


Maryland Environmental Regulatory Update - June 2010
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 7, 2010


Federal Court Rejects Challenge to CWA Permit Regulating Upland Ditches
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 20, 2010


EPA’s Lead-Based Paint Requirements For Renovation of Residential Properties Go Into Effect In April 2010
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 14, 2010


President Obama Expands Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 2, 2010


EPA Announces Study on Environmental Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 25, 2010


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Finds That Protection Is Warranted But Declines to Add Greater Sage-Grouse to ESA List
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 9, 2010


CEQ NEPA Guidance Documents Available for Public Comment
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. - Client Alert, February 23, 2010


White House Proposes Draft NEPA Guidance on Climate Change, Mitigation, and Categorical Exclusions
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., February 19, 2010


SEC Issues Guidance on Climate Change Disclosure Requirements
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., February 5, 2010


SEC Votes to Issue Guidance on Climate Change Disclosure Requirements
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 28, 2010


SEC Announces Meeting on Climate Change Disclosure Requirements
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 25, 2010


Stephen Richmond Elected to Board of Directors of Sudbury Valley Trustees
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. - Press Release, January 13, 2010


Court Faults NEPA Review, Holds Corps Liable for Katrina Damage
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., November 25, 2009


California Enacts Significant Statewide Water Supply, and Sacramento Delta Land and Water Use, Reform Package
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., November 19, 2009


New Memorandum of Understanding Promises Streamlined Electric Transmission Permitting on Federal Lands
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., October 29, 2009


New SEC Investor Advisory Committee Discusses Environmental, Climate Change and Sustainability Disclosures
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., July 30, 2009


Henry Diamond Joins Bipartisan Call for Overhaul of U.S. Land and Water Conservation Policies
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. - Press Release, July 9, 2009


Six Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers® for 2010


Rules Finalized for Offshore Renewable Energy Projects
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 29, 2009


D.C. Circuit Vacates 2007-2012 Outer Continental Shelf Leasing Program, But Rejects Climate Change Claims
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 21, 2009


Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. Represents 1615 L Street LLC in its $180 Million Purchase of 1615 L Street, N.W. in Washington, D.C.
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. - Press Release, March 5, 2009


Christopher McKenzie and Michael Murphy Cited in the Toxics Law Reporter
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., February 9, 2009


B&D's Gus Bauman Quoted In Builder Magazine on Expected Tougher Environmental Enforcement
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 23, 2009


Fifth Circuit Affirms Royalty Relief for Offshore Oil and Gas Leases
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 15, 2009


Transition Alert - Land Use Issues: Green Building
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., December 18, 2008


Preservation of Nobscot Reservation
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., December 16, 2008


Transition Alert - Land Use Issues: Wetlands
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., December 10, 2008


Transition Alert - Land Use Issues: Infrastructure
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., December 4, 2008


U.S. Supreme Court Vacates Injunction Against Navy’s Use of Sonar
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. - NEPA Alert, November 13, 2008


Congress Lifts Offshore Leasing Ban
Has the Way Been Cleared for Oil & Gas Development on the Outer Continental Shelf?
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., October 8, 2008


Minerals Management Service Issues Proposed Regulations for Alternative Energy Development on the Outer Continental Shelf
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., July 10, 2008


Massachusetts SJC Decision Overturns HAC Use of De Facto Denial
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. - Client Alert, June 30, 2008


B&D Attorney, Gus Bauman, Obtains Successful Outcome in Bethesda Development Dispute
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 13, 2008


Los Angeles Green Building Law Applies to Private Developers
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 8, 2008


Gus Bauman quoted in The Washington Post on Bethesda Development Dispute
Miranda S. Spivack
The Washington Post, April 29, 2008


MMS Takes Steps to Approve Offshore Alternative Energy Projects
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 16, 2008


Corps Seeks Comments on CWA Jurisdiction Over Irrigation and Drainage Ditches
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., December 18, 2007


EPA, Army Corps Extend Comment Period for Wetlands Regulatory Guidance
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., November 30, 2007


B&D Assists in Successful EIS for Maryland Intercounty Connector
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., November 19, 2007


Massachusetts EEA Issues Final MEPA Greenhouse Gas Policy and Protocol
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., October 23, 2007


EEA Solicits Comments on MEPA Greenhouse Gas Policy
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., July 17, 2007


EPA, Army Corps Issue New Wetlands Regulatory Guidance
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 7, 2007


Interior Secretary Issues New Five-Year Oil and Gas Leasing Plan for the Outer Continental Shelf
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 3, 2007


New Real Estate Attorney Joins Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 7, 2007


EPA/Corps Post-Rapanos Guidance Imminent
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 19, 2007


Supreme Court Grants Certiorari in Cases Involving Interplay Between Endangered Species and Clean Water Acts
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 8, 2007


District of Columbia Council Passes Green Building Bill
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., December 8, 2006


Proposed Guidance, "Establishing, Revising and Using Categorical Exclusions Under NEPA" Issued by White House Council on Environmental Quality
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., September 27, 2006


Supreme Court Decides Landmark Wetlands Cases
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 20, 2006


Crossroads Plaza Gets a Green Light
Matt Gunderson
The Boston Globe, 2006

Brian Levey is interviewed by the Boston Globe on the approval of Crossroads Plaza, a 17,000 square foot commercial development in Groton, Massachusetts.


Former Senior Official in the Department of the Interior’s Solicitor’s Office, Peter J. Schaumberg, Joins Beveridge & Diamond, P.C
June 1, 2006


Nicholas van Aelstyn and Kenneth Finney Join Beveridge & Diamond, P.C.
Environmental law firm grows West Coast presence
May 2, 2006


EPA and Army Corps Propose New Standards For Wetland Mitigation
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 7, 2006


Federal Court Sets CERCLA Precedent and Dismisses Fraud, Contract, and Tort Claims in Mining and Land Sale Case Against Oil Company
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 31, 2006


Supreme Court Hears Landmark Wetlands Cases
Fred R. Wagner and Parker Moore
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., 2006

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