Senator Barrett on Carbon Pricing Legislation & the Reduction of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

03/03/2015 - 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
State Senator Michael Barrett will join the BBA to speak about his proposed carbon pricing legislation. Given that fossil fuels are not directly mined in Massachusetts, Senator Barrett will discuss the ways a carbon tax might work in the Commonwealth, and will review the findings from the Department of Energy Resources’ recent study on carbon fees and taxes as a mechanism for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. ...
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The New Environmental Justice Executive Order and What it Means for Environmental Justice Communities

03/06/2015 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
On November 25, 2014 Governor Patrick issued Executive Order 552 requiring Secretariats to take action to promote environmental justice. Considered a major step towards protecting environmental justice communities, the executive order requires state agencies to develop plans to protect environmental justice communities and to create public participation plans to ensure that these communities’ voices are heard during the government decision-making process....
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Update on Massachusetts Public Records Law

03/11/2015 - 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Angela M. Puccin will review recent developments and trends in Massachusetts Public Records Law. Topics covered will include: public records requests, exemptions, appeals and judicial review of decisions on public records. ...
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Advising Conservation Commissions: Wetlands Permitting and Enforcement

03/16/2015 - 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Municipal conservation commissions are at the front lines of wetlands permitting and enforcement, which can entail thorny legal issues. Attorneys experienced in representing conservation commissions will give tips on best practices and avoiding common pitfalls....
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CLE - Asbestos, Lead Paint and PCBs: Environmental Issues in Construction Projects

03/25/2015 - 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
The surge of construction activity has brought increasing focus on the proper legal procedures for removing hazardous materials from sites. Any misstep can lead to project delays, cost overruns and compliance concerns. Be up-to-date on the key regulatory issues in environmental law with construction projects...
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