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- Environmental Laws Every Small Business Owner Must Know
Small business owners facing potential violations with environmental laws should research these matters before the event ends in disaster. This requires a forewarning in environmental law and keeping with federal regulations by knowing what rules apply to the situations with the company such as waste management and treatment of employees.
- State Funded Network of Sensors Begins to Track Fracking Related Earthquakes in Texas
Houston Public Media is reporting that a network of seismology sensors, partly funded by the state of Texas, is up and running. The TexNet Seismic Monitoring program, run by the University of Texas at Austin's Bureau of Economic Geology, is designed to track earthquakes in the state and to determine how and to what extent they are being caused by oil field fracking operations.
- What Types of Environmental Checks Do I Need to Perform when Purchasing a Business?
Purchasing a business takes more than just buying the assets, equity or interest. There are many checks to perform including environmental issues that need to be determined such as contaminants on the property, hazardous materials and waste on the land and complications within structures such as mold or insect infestation.
- Can HOA Covenants Prohibit Energy–Efficient Improvements Like Solar Panels?
The installation of solar panels on a home is important to reduce energy costs, become part of the green movement and ensure there is always at least backup power when a battery is connected to solar powered panels. However, some Homeowners Associations may attempt to stop energy-efficient improvements due to various provisions in the HOA agreement.
- Wetlands Damage by Exxon
ExxonMobil Corporation and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) received court approval of a $225 million consent judgment on August 25, 2015, in a closely-watched dispute over natural resource damages (NRD) caused by the oil giant.
- Renewable Energy Credits: Representations and Warranties Every Buyer Should Ask for
When buying renewable energy credits (RECs), purchasers should make sure to negotiate a short but critical set of REC-focused representations and warranties. These representations and warranties are promises regarding the REC itself or the seller’s ownership of the REC.
- Recent Bankruptcy Court Decision May Illuminate Whether Electricity Will Be Considered a Good
I give the experimentalist’s answer to the very fundamental but very familiar query: “What is electricity?” His answer is naïve, but simple and definite. He admits at once that as to the ultimate nature of electricity he knows nothing. –Robert Millikan, American Nobel Laureate in Physics
- The Effect on Natural Resources and Oil Drilling in California From The Lifting of the Ban on Offshore Drilling
This article examines what will be the effect of the lifting of the ban on offshore drilling in California and shows why the “Drill Now” movement is not likely to produce a single extra barrel of oil from new offshore drilling platforms off the coast of California.