Plug In and Save: A Run-Down of the Soon-To-Be-Released Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt and Their Related Tax Breaks and Rebates

Clean Technology

Chevy Volt - Nissan LeafWith the Los Angeles Auto Show in full swing and plenty of its focus geared towards environmentally friendly vehicles (including remarks on the subject by Governor Schwarzenegger), we here at GREENberg bLAWg thought it would be a good time for a quick overview of the new green cars coming soon to a dealer near you as well as the tax breaks associated therewith. Although there are several alternative fuel vehicles debuting in the coming year, this article will focus on the Nissan Leaf and the Chevrolet Volt.

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Knowing is Half the Battle: EPA Final Rule Sets Forth Greenhouse Gas Reporting Requirements for Petroleum and Natural Gas Industries

Climate Change

In October of 2009, EPA launched the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program with its issuance of 40 CFR Part 98, requiring reporting of Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from large sources and suppliers in the United States with the goal of gaining more insight into where GHGs are originating and, therefore, ultimately developing policies and procedures for reduction of these emissions. As part of EPA’s ongoing development of the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program, on November 8, 2010, EPA issued a final rule setting forth the reporting requirements for the petroleum and natural gas industry.Petroleum Facility

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In a Troubled Economy, They Can’t Leave Well Enough Alone

Contaminated Property

Gas StationSince 1989, one bright spot for owners of property in California contaminated by petroleum releases from underground storage tanks has been monies available from the State of California Petroleum Underground Storage Tank (“UST”) Cleanup Fund (the “Fund”). Monies in the Fund are provided by a storage fee paid by petroleum UST owners through the permit process based upon the volume of throughput.

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