Tag Archives: land use

Can a Settlement with the Regulator Protect You from Your Neighbors in Massachusetts?

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (the court of last resort in the Commonwealth) issued a decision in a land use case today of potential concern for environmental practitioners. It raises the question whether a settlement by a regulated entity and the regulator protects the settling party from further claims by neighbor against the settling party … Continue Reading

Natural Gas and Zoning Preemption in Pennsylvania

The Commonwealth Court, one of Pennsylvania’s two intermediate appellate courts, invalidated provisions of the Oil and Gas Act Amendments of 2012 (“Act 13”) intended to limit local regulation of natural gas development, particularly development of the Marcellus Shale.  The court issued its opinion in Robinson Township v. Public Utility Comm’n, No. 284 M.D. 2012, on … Continue Reading

Florida Businesses and Industries to Benefit From 2012 Energy Policy, Environmental & Growth Management Legislation

from Reggie L. Bouthillier, Kenneth Metcalf*, Maribel N. Nicholson-Choice, and Todd Sumner of GT Tallahassee The 2012 Florida Legislative Session focused on the redistricting process and passage of the State budget. Despite these challenging priorities, the Legislature passed several bills addressing energy policy, environmental regulation and growth management that are intended to benefit businesses and industries throughout Florida. … Continue Reading
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