On June 14, 2023, the IRS released proposed and temporary regulations and additional guidance describing rules for applicable taxpayers to benefit from clean energy projects through electing to receive direct…Continue Reading Proposed Regulations under Section 6417 Direct Pay for Clean Energy Tax Credits
The U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) is seeking public comments on new strategies to replace the 2007 Colorado River Interim Guidelines for Lower Basin Shortages and the Coordinated Operations for…Continue Reading Federal Government Continues Efforts to Reform Colorado River Operations
The U.S. Supreme Court has sided with the Sacketts against the Environmental Protection Agency to narrow the Clean Water Act.
Continue Reading Supreme Court Issues Decision Sharply Limiting Clean Water Act Jurisdiction over Wetlands
The federal government recently has acted to address the effects of the “megadrought” in the western half of the United States. These steps include (1) allocation of historic funding amounts…Continue Reading The Federal Government’s Colorado River Rescue Efforts
A few weeks ago, the U.S. Supreme Court heard argument in a tax case about attorney-client privilege. See In re Grand Jury, No. 21-1397 (U.S. arg. Jan. 9, 2023).Continue Reading Uncertainty, No Guidance for Attorney-Client Privilege in Environmental Audits
On Jan. 26, 2023, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) solicited public input to inform two new Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) programs creating standards and labeling for construction materials that have…Continue Reading Inflation Reduction Act: EPA Invites Stakeholder Input on Grant/Technical Assistance Programs for Lower-Embodied Carbon Construction Materials, Standards
The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced initial wage and apprenticeship guidance under the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) that applies to taxpayers in order to increase available credit…Continue Reading Treasury Announces Initial Guidance on the Inflation Reduction Act’s Labor Requirements for Renewable Energy Tax Credits and Incentives
On June 30, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in West Virginia, et al. v. Environmental Protection Agency. …
Continue Reading West Virginia, et al. v EPA – What It Is and What It Means for Continued Coal-Based Electrical Generation in the U.S.
Building on the Department of the Interior’s August 2022 announcement addressing the ongoing “megadrought” crisis in the Western United States, and October 2022 announcement that provided new “drought resilience” and …Continue Reading U.S. Interior Department Initiates Actions to Protect Colorado River System, Reduce Deliveries