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New York Adopts Final Amendments to SEQR, Effective January 1, 2019
Authors: Michael G. Murphy, Sarah A. Kettenmann
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., July 2, 2018

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced on June 28, 2018 its adoption of the first major amendments to the State Environmental Quality Review Regulations in more than 20 years.

NGOs Challenge Department of Interior’s New Interpretation of “Incidental Take” Liability Under Migratory Bird Treaty Act
Authors: James M. Auslander, W. Parker Moore, Casey T. Clausen, Emerson J. Hilton
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 5, 2018

DC Circuit Reinstates Federal NEPA Review and Approval of Purple Line Transit Project
Authors: James M. Auslander, Gus B. Bauman
December 19, 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

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

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

Corps of Engineers Nationwide Permits – Some New, Some Modified – Take Effect
Authors: Parker Moore, Marc Goldstein, Benjamin Apple, Megan Morgan
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 17, 2017

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

Introducing Our California Environmental Tracker
Featured Authors: Lauren Hopkins and Jacob Duginski*
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., February 27, 2017

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

First-Ever Legal Challenge Filed Against Proposed Federal Offshore Wind Lease Auction
Authors: James M. Auslander and John G. Cossa
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., December 13, 2016

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

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

FWS Proposes Landmark Rules for Regulating Critical Habitat Under the Endangered Species Act
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 20, 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

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

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

Beveridge & Diamond Scores Major NEPA/Wetlands Victory for Railroad in 10th Circuit
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 2, 2013

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

Massachusetts DEP Announces Proposed Regulatory Reforms and Other Changes
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. - Massachuusetts Client Alert, October 25, 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

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 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

The Supreme Court Strikes Down a Ninth Circuit Permanent Injunction, Again
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 23, 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

California Set to Require Analysis of Greenhouse Gas Emissions During Environmental Review of Projects; Federal Action Also Anticipated
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 15, 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

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

FCC Ordered to Implement More Stringent NEPA and ESA Review in Communications Towers Approval Procedures
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., February 21, 2008

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

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

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

Massachusetts Greenhouse Gas Emissions Policy Summary
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 27, 2007

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