Oregon’s Failure to Submit an Approvable Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program

On December 20, 2013, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice of intent (NOI) to find that Oregon has failed to submit an approvable Coastal Nonpoint Pollution…
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Jeanette Schuster Moderates Conference Panel at American Bar Assn. Meeting

Tonkon Torp attorney Jeanette Schuster moderated a panel discussion at the American Bar Association’s (ABA) spring meeting of its Business Law Section in Washington, D.C. The panel discussed “Real Environmental Concerns in Real Property and Business…
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When Two Worlds Collide: Hybrid Fossil Fuel/Renewable Power Plants

In her October 17 "Plugged In" article for the Daily Journal of Commerce, Jeanette Schuster studies the emerging trend of hybrid fossil fuel/renewable power plants. Hybrid energy systems are likely to make renewable power facilities…
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Weak Job Market Kills Stricter Ozone Standards

In a "Plugged In Column" for the Daily Journal of Commerce, Jeanette Schuster discusses the impact of the economic recession on environmental regulations.
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Tonkon Torp Facilitates Oregon's Growing Solar Energy Resources

More and more "thin-film" solar panels are appearing on the rooftops of Portland metropolitan area buildings, thanks to the work of Tonkon Torp's Energy Practice Group.
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Sage Grouse: The Next Spotted Owl?

In an article for the Daily Journal Commerce, Jeanette Schuster warns developers to take into account that birds can influence fates of wind and solar energy proposals. The sage grouse has a vast range over 11 Western states, and a decision to…
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Schuster Discusses Water Quality Laws & Regulations

Tonkon Torp environmental attorney, Jeanette Schuster, presented a seminar in Clackamas County on complying with Oregon water quality laws and regulations. She provided an overview of the federal Clean Water Act, and discussed DEQ regulations for…
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Schuster Discusses Endangered Species Act for American Bar Association

Jeanette Schuster was a speaker at the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section meeting on “Hot Environmental Topics” in Denver, Colorado. Schuster’s presentation covered the Endangered Species Act and the impact of wildlife issues on…
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