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Talks Accelerate on Climate Measures in Democratic Spending Plan

Tax credits for electric vehicles remain in the emerging Democratic spending package, breaks for renewable energy could be expanded and the fate of a fee on methane is still under discussion, Senate Democrats said Monday after a closed-door meeting on climate provisions.

Forest Service’s Decision Not to Make Florida Breach Dam Stands

The U.S. Forest Service won an appeal of its decision not to enforce a special use permit with Florida and require it to breach a dam on the Ocklawaha river, because that exercise of discretion isn’t subject to judicial review, the Eleventh Circuit said Monday.

Latham Adds Ex-Baker Botts Capital Markets Partner in Austin

Latham & Watkins has added corporate partner Mollie Duckworth in Austin, Texas, where she formerly served as partner in charge of Baker Botts’ office, ramping up the growth of the firm’s newest office in a competitive market for talent.

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The Long Fight for Environmental Justice Continues

Environmental justice gained traction in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Forty years later, impacted communities still have limited legal options to combat negative environmental impacts.

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