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Attorney Caroline Kelley is Stand Out Young Legal Leader
Category: Community
Attorney Caroline Kelley is committed to advancing the legal profession and giving back to the community. As a young legal leader, Caroline just completed her year as chair of the Arkansas Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section. As chair, she developed a community of young lawyers who became…
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Transferability of Energy Credits under the Inflation Reduction Act: What do you need to know?
Category: Municipal and Public Finance, Tax
Now that final regulations on the transferability of energy tax credits under the Inflation Reduction Act have been issued by the U.S. Department of Treasury (Treasury) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), many investors and developers are structuring and negotiating transactions to transfer…
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What Can You Get When You Sue for Trade Secret Violations?
Category: Business, Employment, Information Privacy, Security and Data Rights, Intellectual Property, Litigation
Arkansas has adopted the Model Uniform Trade Secrets Act with some modifications. We refer to this as the Arkansas Uniform Trade Secrets Act (“AUTSA”) and it can be found at Ark. Code Ann. § 4-75-601, et seq. The AUTSA provides that a party seeking to enforce trade secret claims can seek the…
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Treasury, Internal Revenue Service Issue Final Regulations for Transfer of Energy Credits
Category: Municipal and Public Finance
On April 25, 2024, the U.S. Department of Treasury (Treasury) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued final regulations regarding the transfer of energy tax credits under the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA). Proposed regulations regarding transferability of energy tax credits were…
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Are Attorneys Fees Recoverable When Suing on Trade Secret Claims?
Category: Business, Employment, Information Privacy, Security and Data Rights, Intellectual Property, Litigation
Are attorney fees recoverable when suing on trade secret claims? In some cases, yes. In Arkansas, attorneys’ fees are recoverable in a breach of contract case. As we have discussed in prior blog posts on the subject, trade secret claims are often brought alongside a variety of employment and…
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Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law Blog

FY 2025-2026 Draft National Program Guidance/U.S. EPA Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance: National Association of Clean Air Agency's Comments
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The National Association of Clean Air Agencies (“NACAA”) sent a June 10th letter to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) providing comments on the federal agency’s FY 2025-2026 National Program Guidance (“NPG”) for the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (“OCA”). The…
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Water Well Construction Committee/Arkansas Department of Agriculture June 25th Meeting Scheduled
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The Arkansas Department of Agriculture announced the next Water Well Construction Committee (“Committee”) will meet on June 25th. The Committee will meet at 10:00 A.M. at the Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Division Office in Little Rock, Arkansas. The Arkansas Water Well…
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Lithium-Ion Batteries: New Hampshire Legislature Passes Legislation Prohibiting Placement in Solid Waste Landfills or Incinerators
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The New Hampshire Legislature has passed legislation that would prohibit the disposal of lithium-ion batteries and electronic devices in any solid waste landfill or incinerator in New Hampshire. See House Bill 1386-FN. The bill would also require towns, solid waste districts, and owners/operators…
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Analysis of MSW Landfill Tipping Fees/2023: Environmental Research & Education Foundation Report
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The Environmental Research & Education Foundation (“EREF”) has released its annual report titled: Analysis of MSW Landfill Tipping Fees – 2023 (“Report”). The Report undertakes the analysis of Municipal Solid Waste (“MSW”) landfill tipping fees in the United States. A tipping fee (sometimes…
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Arkansas Advisory Committee on Petroleum Storage Tanks: June 26th Meeting
Category: Arkansas Environmental, Energy, and Water Law
The Arkansas Department of Energy & Environment – Division of Environmental Quality (“DEQ”), Office of Land Resources announced that the Advisory Committee on Petroleum Storage Tanks will meet on June 26, 2024. The Committee meeting will be held in-person only at 9:00 A.M. in the Department of…
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