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Since its founding in 1971, Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer & Pembroke, P.C., has provided a broad range of counseling, regulatory, litigation and legislative services to clients in every region of the country. The Firm's principal office is in Washington, D.C., and it maintains offices in San Jose and Sacramento, California, and Syracuse, New York. The Firm's practice includes energy and utility law, oil and gas law, environmental law, communications law, municipal law, and intellectual property law. The Firm has attained a prominent and highly regarded position in these practice areas by developing innovative approaches and achieving precedent-setting results for its clients.
DWGP Shareholder's Volunteer Efforts Helps To Create A Great American Main Street Within the District of Columbia
Each year, the National Trust Main Street Center recognizes exceptional Main Street communities whose successes serve as a model for comprehensive commercial district revitalization. On April 14th at the National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference Opening Ceremony in New Orleans, LA, H Street Main Street (HSMS), a community and local business based organization within the District of Columbia, received the Great American Main Street Award for its efforts in revitalizing the H Street Corridor in Northeast, Washington, DC. Receiving the award on behalf of HSMS was Derek Dyson, Chairman of HSMS, and Anwar Saleem, Executive Director. The HSMS is a nonprofit, 501(c)3, formed in 2006. The H Street Corridor has become a vibrant and successful corridor that continues to support local businesses, while marketing the corridor for further development.
Anwar Saleem, Executive Director of HSMS (L) and Derek Dyson, Chairman of HSMS
New NEPA Guidelines to Consider Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Climate Change
This spring, the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) is expected to issue a guidance document under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) directing federal agencies to consider, for the first time, the extent to which major federal actions could affect climate change. NEPA recognizes that major federal activities have the potential to affect the environment in some way, and mandates that federal agencies first consider the effects of such activities on the quality of the human environment before a project may proceed. If finalized, the revised guidance would reflect a significant change in the NEPA environmental review that is often triggered as part of the permitting process for energy projects.
Implications of D.C. Circuit Court Decision in AEP Pole Attachment Case
On February 26, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (D.C. Circuit) issued a decision involving joint use and pole attachment policies that has important consequences for publicly-owned utilities. In the AEP decision, the D.C. Circuit agreed with the Federal Communications Commission’s (“FCC”) approach to pole attachment regulation, including the FCC’s policy toward incumbent local exchange carriers, the rate the FCC allows utilities to charge telecommunications providers for pole attachments, and the applicable refund period for a utility’s overcharges of pole attachment fees.