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Iowa Law Blog

Iowa Law Blog

Covers business, employment, trust & estates family, real estate, regulatory compliance and utility law. By Sullivan & Ward, PC.

http://www.iowa-lawblog.com/
  • Apr 15

    Cats, Dogs and No Contact Orders.

    Cats, Dogs and No Contact Orders.
     In the coming months, victims of domestic abuse may have one less deterrent from seeking out necessary help and protection. Under Senate File 2118, "pets or companion animals owned or held" by the parties to a domestic abuse protective…
  • Apr 11

    Conducting an Investigation

    Conducting an Investigation
    An employee just made a complaint of harassment or discrimination. You know you have a duty, as the employer, to investigate the employee’s complaint, but aren’t entirely sure how to conduct the investigation. Here are a few…
  • Mar 17

    How to Navigate Divorce in a Healthy Way

    How to Navigate Divorce in a Healthy Way
    Making the decision to end your marriage can be a very emotional experience.  Oftentimes, the emotions associated with ending your marriage result in anger and/or resentment toward your soon-to-be ex-spouse which in turn can make a…
Rank this Week: 479

Switchboard

Switchboard

Covers global warming, energy and climate issues, pollution and oil dependence. From the Natural Resources Defense Council.

http://switchboard.nrdc.org/
  • Apr 15

    EPA Gets Started on Curbing Heat-Trapping Methane from Oil and Gas Operation

    EPA Gets Started on Curbing Heat-Trapping Methane from Oil and Gas Operation
    David Doniger, Director, Climate and Clean Air Program, Washington, D.C.: …
  • Apr 15

    Paperwork Reductions or Life-Saving Standards?

    Paperwork Reductions or Life-Saving Standards?
    Scott Slesinger, Legislative Director, Washington, DC: EPA priorities: Does this make sense to anyone? Appropriators and the Administration need to decide what is more important -- health and the environment or paperwork…
  • Apr 15

    Study: Weather-Related Blackouts Doubled Since 2003

    Study: Weather-Related Blackouts Doubled Since 2003
    Theo Spencer, Senior Advocate, Climate Center, New York: I think it was either Cheech or Chong who said, “I’m fed up and sick of this.” Well that’s how many people here in the Northeast…
Rank this Week: 3881

Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Covers the issues surrounding shale and hydraulic fracturing--commonly known as fracking. By Barclay Nicholson of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.

http://fracking.nortonrosefulbright.com/
  • Apr 15

    Methane emissions from oil and gas operations targeted by state regulation

    Methane emissions from oil and gas operations targeted by state regulation
    Ohio has joined Colorado and Wyoming in issuing new regulations aimed at limiting the emission of methane gas from oil and natural gas operations to address climate change and health concerns. In development for more than a year, the revised…
  • Apr 14

    Trial begins in Texas hydraulic fracturing lawsuit

    Trial begins in Texas hydraulic fracturing lawsuit
    On April 8, 2014, opening arguments were heard in the case of Parr v. Aruba Petroleum, Inc., Cause No. 11-01650-E (Dallas County Ct. at Law, Mar. 8, 2011), a lawsuit in which the Parr family claims that they have serious health problems due…
  • Apr 11

    Lone Pine Order in hydraulic fracturing lawsuit to be reviewed by Colorado Supreme Court

    Lone Pine Order in hydraulic fracturing lawsuit to be reviewed by Colorado Supreme Court
    On April 7, 2014, the Colorado Supreme Court agreed to review a court of appeals decision that overturned a Lone Pine Order and a dismissal order issued by the lower court in Strudley v. Antero Resources Corporation, Antero Resources…
Rank this Week: 3524

Envirosphere

Envirosphere

Provides news and updates on environmental law in New York State. By the New York State Bar Association's Environmental Law Section.

http://nysbar.com/blogs/environmental/
  • Apr 14

    Redefining Brownfield Cleanup

    Redefining Brownfield Cleanup
    Though the State's $140 billion budget was enacted without proposed brownfield cleanup reforms, Governor Cuomo and the State Senate and Assembly are continuing to discuss amending and extending New York State's Brownfield Cleanup Act. These…
  • Apr 13

    NY Environmental Enforcement Update February 2014, #14

    NY Environmental Enforcement Update February 2014, #14
    By Michael J. Lesser, Environmental Law Section, NYSBA © 2014 Enforcement News for February DEC Proposes Environmental Monitor Policy DEC proposed the first changes in its monitoring policy since 1992. The 60-Day Comment Period Runs to April…
  • Mar 30

    NY Environmental Enforcement Update January 2014, #13

    NY Environmental Enforcement Update January 2014, #13
    By Michael J. Lesser, Environmental Law Section, NYSBA © 2014 Enforcement News for January Crude Oil Swamps NY Governor Cuomo issued an executive order directing several State agencies to undertake a complete review related to rail and water…
Rank this Week: 2508

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

Covers environmental law and policy. By Berkeley Law and UCLA Law.

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 14

    The Missing of Summer Lawns*

    The Missing of Summer Lawns*
    What a difference a drought makes. Once upon a time, a fundamental attribute of home ownership in California and the American West was an expansive, verdant lawn surrounding private homes, townhouses and apartment complexes. Indeed, some…
  • Apr 14

    Does Keystone Matter?

    Does Keystone Matter?
    Many people who have studied the issue tell me that the Keystone XL issue is mostly symbolic, because the Alberta oil sands are going to be used one way or another.  But I’m having some second thoughts because of arguments made…
  • Apr 10

    Emmett Center To Become Emmett Institute, Dan and Rae Emmett Provide Generous New Support

    Emmett Center To Become Emmett Institute, Dan and Rae Emmett Provide Generous New Support
    We are very pleased to announce that UCLA’s Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment has now become the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment as a result of a generous new gift from Dan and Rae Emmett and a…
Rank this Week: 228

LNG Law Blog

LNG Law Blog

Covers federal regulation, state and local issues, marine regulation, pipelines, markets and competition and more. By Sutherland Asbill & Brennan.

http://www.lnglawblog.com
Rank this Week: 2153

Oil and Gas Lawyer Blog

Oil and Gas Lawyer Blog

Covers oil, gas and mineral law topics, including pooling, surface damages, lessor's remedies and lease bonuses. By John McFarland.

http://www.oilandgaslawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    Earthquakes in Ohio Linked to Hydraulic Fracturing Activity

    Earthquakes in Ohio Linked to Hydraulic Fracturing Activity
    The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has imposed rules on exploration companies requiring seismic monitoring around new well sites near fault lines and quake epicenters in the Utica Shale.  According to the Columbus Dispatch, the…
  • Apr 7

    Colorado's New Air Pollution Rules in Texas?

    Colorado's New Air Pollution Rules in Texas?
    I ran across this article from the Miami Herald: "Colorado's new drilling rules seen as making an impact in Texas." Colorado recently adopted tough air emissions rules applicable to the oil and gas exploration, production and transportation…
  • Apr 1

    Allocation Well

    Allocation Well
    Last Friday I spoke on a panel at the E.E. Smith Advanced Oil and Gas Institute in Houston, discussing allocation wells. The segment was in the form of a debate, actually more like an oral argument. After an introduction of the topic by Bob…
Rank this Week: 398

Offshore Winds

Offshore Winds

Covers the marine and energy business. By King Krebs & Jurgens.

http://www.offshorewindsblog.com
  • Apr 14

    A SPAR is not a Vessel, but is a SPAR a Building?

    A SPAR is not a Vessel, but is a SPAR a Building?
    Douglas P. MatthewsAre SPAR platforms immoveable buildings? On April 9, 2014, Judge Rebecca Doherty issued a memorandum ruling in Hefren v. Murphy Exploration & Production Co., USA, et. al., that they are, meaning in Louisiana a five-year…
  • Apr 3

    Water Challenge Winner Has Big Idea for Estuary Restoration

    Water Challenge Winner Has Big Idea for Estuary Restoration
    Robert J. StefaniOn March 24, four local entrepreneurs competed in New Orleans’ 2014 Water Challenge, sponsored by King Krebs & Jurgens in partnership with The Idea Village and the Greater New Orleans Foundation. Now in its fourth…
  • Mar 12

    Fifth Circuit Recognizes Compensation Lien in Jones Act Case

    Fifth Circuit Recognizes Compensation Lien in Jones Act Case
    Douglas P. MatthewsIn Chenevert v. Travelers Indemnity Co., No. 13-60119 (5th Cir. March 7, 2014), the Fifth Circuit formally recognized the right of an insurer providing and making voluntary payments to an injured employee under the…
Rank this Week: 3701

Energy & the Law

Energy & the Law

Covers energy policy, eminent domain, hydraulic fracturing, and royalty disputes. By Looper Reed & McGraw P.C.

http://www.energyandthelaw.com
  • Apr 14

    Native Gas and Storage Gas: Who Owns It?

    Native Gas and Storage Gas: Who Owns It?
    Posted by Charles SartainNorthern National Gas Company vs. Approximately 9117 Acres in Pratt, Camden and Reno Counties, Kansas shows the relationship between Kansas oil and gas law and the Kansas Underground Storage Act (KSA…
  • Apr 4

    More on the Moral Case for Fossil Fuels and Other Topic

    More on the Moral Case for Fossil Fuels and Other Topic
    Posted by Charles SartainMy recent post about Alex Epstein and the moral case for fossil fuels told only part of his story. He also says that the global warming “alarmists” have it all wrong. He refers to…
  • Apr 1

    Federal Court Calls General Partnership Interest a Security

    Federal Court Calls General Partnership Interest a Security
    Posted by Charles SartainBy: Martin P. Averill Are general partnership agreements for oil and gas exploration considered “securities” governed by federal securities regulations? The U.S. Court of Appeals for the…
Rank this Week: 719

The New Carbon Cycle

The New Carbon Cycle

Covers laws and policies surrounding climate change, carbon trading and markets, and renewable energy. By Scott Deatherage of Thompson & Knight LLP.

http://lawandenvironment.typepad.com/newcarboncycle/
Rank this Week: 3873

Smart Grid Legal News

Smart Grid Legal News

Covers news and legal commentary on issues related to the smart grid, including activities at state regulatory commissions, the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). By Stevens & Lee.

http://www.smartgridlegalnews.com
  • Apr 11

    The Industrial Internet

    The Industrial Internet
    AT&T, Cisco, GE, IBM and Intel recently announced the formation of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), an open membership group focused on breaking down the barriers of technology silos to support better access to big data with…
  • Apr 4

    SGIP Smart Grid Cybersecurity Committee Releases NISTIR 7628 User's Guide

    SGIP Smart Grid Cybersecurity Committee Releases NISTIR 7628 User's Guide
    The members of the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (“SGIP”) are working on standards, policies and guides to help modernize the electric power grid. Last month, the Smart Grid Cybersecurity Committee of SGIP released a helpful…
  • Mar 28

    Details Regarding the Winter 2013-2014 Operations Technical Conference

    Details Regarding the Winter 2013-2014 Operations Technical Conference
    As previously reported, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or “Commission”) will hold a Commissioner-led technical conference on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. A full day is planned to discuss the impacts of…
Rank this Week: 3807

Energy Law Update

Energy Law Update

Covers major court or regulatory orders, conference or seminar announcements, breaking news in the world of renewable energy, and novel legal issues. By Verrill Dana LLP.

http://www.energylawupdate.com/
  • Apr 10

    Courts Add to Denials of MBTA/BGEPA Claims against Wind Power

    Courts Add to Denials of MBTA/BGEPA Claims against Wind Power
    Two more courts have ruled against wind power opponents’ claims that federal agencies violated the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) by authorizing wind energy projects without first obtaining take permits from the U.S.…
  • Mar 18

    Cape Wind Court Remands on ESA Claims, Denies MBTA Claim

    Cape Wind Court Remands on ESA Claims, Denies MBTA Claim
    A federal district court has issued an 88-page split decision in the litigation challenging federal approvals of the Cape Wind project in Nantucket Sound.  On Friday, the U.S. District Court for the District of…
  • Feb 7

    Energy News Roundup: February 1-February 7

    Energy News Roundup: February 1-February 7
    This week in regional energy news … Spectra announced an open season for a new natural gas pipeline to increase capacity in New England.  The Atlantic Bridge project would connect the Algonquin Gas Transmission and Maritimes &…
Rank this Week: 2757

Energy Legal Blog

Energy Legal Blog

Covers clean air/emissions, FERC, natural gas and more. By Bracewell & Giuliani.

http://www.energylegalblog.com/
  • Apr 8

    D.C. Circuit Hears Argument on 2013 Renewable Fuels Standard

    D.C. Circuit Hears Argument on 2013 Renewable Fuels Standard
    by Sandra Snyder On Monday, April 7, the D.C. Circuit heard oral argument in Monroe Energy v. EPA, No. 13-1265, which challenges the 2013 renewable fuels standards (RFS).  Judges Rogers, Griffith, and Pillard presided over the argument.…
  • Apr 7

    Proposed Waters of the U.S. Rule Changes the Question for Adjacent Wetland

    Proposed Waters of the U.S. Rule Changes the Question for Adjacent Wetland
    by Lowell Rothschild Last week we discussed various elements of the U.S. EPA’s and Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed rule redefining Waters of the United States.  Today, we note a potentially wide-ranging impact of the rule…
  • Apr 4

    Spill Prevention under the Proposed Waters of the United States Rule

    Spill Prevention under the Proposed Waters of the United States Rule
    by Tim Wilkins and Grant MacIntyre We’ve blogged about the scope of EPA’s proposed Waters of the United States rule and whether it provides any additional clarity to the current regulatory scheme.  With this post,…
Rank this Week: 349

Renewable + Law

Renewable + Law

The climate policy, renewable energy, and sustainability blog. By Stoel Rives, LLP.

http://www.lawofrenewableenergy.com/
Rank this Week: 897

GTH Energy & Natural Resources Law…

GTH Energy & Natural Resources Law Blog

Covers renewable energy, environmental regulation and the Clean Water Act. By Gordon Thomas Honeywell.

http://www.energynaturalresourceslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3398

Tax Equity Telegraph

Tax Equity Telegraph

Addresses the intersection of tax policy and energy policy in the United States. By Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.

http://www.akingump.com/en/experience/practices/global-project-finance/tax-equity-telegraph/index.html
Rank this Week: 2464

Energy Law Times

Energy Law Times

Covers energy and regulatory agencies. By Jennings, Strouss & Salmon, PLC.

http://www.energylawtimes.com/
Rank this Week: 2977

Energy & Commodities Resource…

Energy & Commodities Resource Center Blog

Covers regulatory, business, and legal issues affecting the U.S. and international energy and commodities markets. By Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP.

http://www.energylawresourcecenter.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3321

The Energy Law Blog

The Energy Law Blog

Covers oil and gas exploration, development, and marketing on the Gulf Coast. By Liskow and Lewis.

http://www.theenergylawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 941

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Mar 31

    (Français) Le déversement de matières dangereuses, comment vous préparez-vous?

    (Français) Le déversement de matières dangereuses, comment vous préparez-vous?
    Le 17 février 2014, il y a eu un déversement de 10 000 litres de kérosène sur le tarmac de l’aéroport de Mirabel. Le Kérosène (UN 1223) est classé comme une marchandise dangereuse,…
  • Mar 25

    Fire Safety on Farm

    Fire Safety on Farm
    On March 23, 2014, a fire ravaged a Devon Farm, which is located in the United Kingdom, and in the process the fire killed more than 6000 hens. BBC News reports that the Devon farm will take up to 12 months to recover. Similarly, a maple…
  • Mar 24

    New free inspection checklists for biosafety and indoor air quality

    New free inspection checklists for biosafety and indoor air quality
    Nimonik is happy to publish more checklists to its database of environment, health, safety and quality inspection system. Enjoy on our website or on our iPad app for safety and health inspections. Biosafety checklists General Biosafety…
Rank this Week: 4140

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy…

Law of the Lands - Farm, Energy and Enviro Law

Provides legal information of interest to landowners in the areas of agriculture law, energy law and environmental law. By John Goudy.

http://landownerlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 25

    Alberta Court interprets a farmer's "poorly-drafted" will

    Alberta Court interprets a farmer's "poorly-drafted" will
    In this case, B owned and operated a large farm that included 33 quarter sections of land and about 600 cattle.  He had a will and died.  And although he remained married to his wife, D, at his death, he had been living with G for…
  • Mar 19

    Lack of an "honest belief": BC Court orders neighbours to remove encroaching barn and shed

    Lack of an "honest belief": BC Court orders neighbours to remove encroaching barn and shed
    One neighbour (G) has a barn and a shed that protrude onto another neighbour's (N's) property.  The barn is used for stabling horses and the shed is used for storage and has an attached chicken coop.  The situation ended up in…
  • Mar 18

    Nova Scotia Court of Appeal denies costs to landowner on failed expropriation challenge

    Nova Scotia Court of Appeal denies costs to landowner on failed expropriation challenge
    A landowner in Nova Scotia challenged the validity of the expropriation of his land.  The challenge was unsuccessful and the landowner was ordered by the NS Supreme Court to pay costs of the challenge to the expropriating…
Rank this Week: 4741

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

Covers federal policy and regulatory developments related to hydraulic fracturing. By Kelley Drye & Warren LLP.

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Mar 18

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 32

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 32
    Fracking Insider Readers: We are pleased to bring you Volume 32 of our State Regulatory Roundup, including updates in Colorado, North Dakota, and Texas. As we explained in earlier volumes, we designed the Roundup to provide quick overviews on…
  • Feb 27

    Energy in Depth Publishes Video on Manufacturing Benefits of Shale Production

    Energy in Depth Publishes Video on Manufacturing Benefits of Shale Production
    Energy in Depth, a research arm of the Independent Petroleum Association of America, has published a video called “U.S. Shale Brings Manufacturing Back to America” explaining the benefits of shale oil and gas production for…
  • Feb 24

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 31

    Hydraulic Fracturing: State Regulatory Roundup Vol. 31
    Fracking Insider Readers: We are pleased to bring you Volume 31 of our State Regulatory Roundup, including updates in New Jersey and North Carolina, as well as an update regarding an effort by governors to protect the primacy of state-level…
Rank this Week: 3799

Climate Change and Carbon…

Climate Change and Carbon Management Blog

Covers carbon capture and sequestration, clean tech, carbon markets, and renewable energy. By Alston + Bird LLP. Covers carbon capture and sequestration, clean tech, carbon markets, and renewable energy. By Alston + Bird LLP.Covers carbon capture and sequestration, clean tech, carbon markets, and renewable energy. By Alston + Bird LLP. Covers carbon capture and sequestration, clean tech, carbon markets, and renewable energy. By Alston + Bird LLP.

http://climate.alston.com/blog.aspx
  • Feb 21

    Supreme Court To Consider EPA’s Regulation of Greenhouse Gase

    Supreme Court To Consider EPA’s Regulation of Greenhouse Gase
    On February 24, 2014, the Supreme Court will hear a challenge to EPA’s rules regulating greenhouse gas emissions form stationary sources under the Clean Air Act’s Prevention of Significant Deterioration program. This case comes to…
  • Feb 18

    President Orders Tighter Fuel Standards for Truck

    President Orders Tighter Fuel Standards for Truck
    President Obama has issued an order to the U.S. EPA and the Department of Transportation (DOT) to develop tighter fuel economy standards for medium and heavy-duty trucks beyond model year 2018. The new standards must be finalized by March…
  • Feb 10

    Longtime Congresssman Henry Waxman to Retire

    Longtime Congresssman Henry Waxman to Retire
    Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) will retire after four decades of serving the country as a member of Congress. Waxman served as a leader for the Democratic party on many health and environmental issues over the four decades, including: universal…
Rank this Week: 3874

Oil & Gas Law Brief

Oil & Gas Law Brief

Covers climate change, hydraulic fracturing, off-shore drilling and oil sands. By Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann L.L.C.

http://www.environmentalandenergylawbrief.com/
  • Jan 27

    EC "Recommendation" on Fracking Could Be a Precursor to Binding Regulation

    EC "Recommendation" on Fracking Could Be a Precursor to Binding Regulation
    The United States is not the only place where the regulation of hydraulic fracturing is a major issue of concern.  It is also a hot topic in Europe, as demonstrated by the European Commission's recent promulgation of a "Commission…
  • Jan 13

    AP Report Shows Link Between Drilling and Water Contamination [Maybe]

    AP Report Shows Link Between Drilling and Water Contamination [Maybe]
    The Associated Press has published a report on well-water contamination from oil and gas drilling that purports to "cast[] doubt on industry suggestions that such problems rarely happen."  The report, which was picked up by media outlets…
  • Nov 20

    Gas in the Well, or Just Hot Air?

    Gas in the Well, or Just Hot Air?
    Last month, a high-profile Texas case involving hydraulic fracturing returned to the news.  On October 10, Texas's Second Court of Appeals in Fort Worth overruled requests for rehearing and en banc reconsideration.  That action…
Rank this Week: 3570

Megawatt: British Columbia…

Megawatt: British Columbia Renewable Energy Law Blog

Covers the renewable energy sector. By Clark Wilson LLP.

http://www.bcenergyblog.com/
  • Nov 26

    BC Hydro's Integrated Resource Plan Released

    BC Hydro's Integrated Resource Plan Released
    Today, at long last, BC Hydro released its intergrated resource plan.  BC Hydro advises on its website that it has been accepted by Government. Click here for a link to the full IRP. Notable is the inclusion of a…
  • Nov 14

    The Case For Electrifying BC's Natural Gas Field

    The Case For Electrifying BC's Natural Gas Field
    It is no secret that beneath the surface of the northeast section of the province of British Columbia lies very large natural gas reserves. Last week, the Provincial Government announced that it believes the province has an astounding 3.93…
  • Nov 6

    Wind Energy Development in British Columbia Lags Rest of Canada

    Wind Energy Development in British Columbia Lags Rest of Canada
    The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) released a map showing 7,051 MW of installed wind energy capacity across Canada. According to CanWEA, the top three wind generating provinces are: Ontario (2,366 MW), Quebec (1,866…
Rank this Week: 4256

PEN-e: Pace Environmental Notes

PEN-e: Pace Environmental Notes

Pace Environmental Notes - electronic edition highlights new documents and events in the areas of Environmental Law, Energy Law, and Land Use Law.

http://paceeenvironmentalnotes.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 3

    Pace Law Library Announces Environmental Note

    Pace Law Library Announces Environmental Note
    Dear Readers,We are thrilled to introduce Environmental Notes, a new feature on the Pace Law Library Blog, edited by Environmental Law Librarian and Adjunct Professor of Law, Taryn L. Rucinski.  PEN-e has provided you with…
  • Aug 19

    PEN-e to Transition to the Pace Law Library Blog

    PEN-e to Transition to the Pace Law Library Blog
    Dear Readers,We are thrilled to announce that this summer the PEN-e Blog will be transitioning to a feature on the Pace Law Library Blog http://library.blogs.law.pace.edu/.  Readers can expect new more substantive content on…
  • Jun 6

    World Bank Report Released: Global Tracking Framework

    World Bank Report Released: Global Tracking Framework
    Recently, the World Bank, a partnership established in 1944, that provides "financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world" released a report titled, Global Tracking Framework v. 3 No. 7789 (2013). According to…
Rank this Week: 1373

Renewable Energy Law Blog

Renewable Energy Law Blog

News and commentary on the evolving law, science, and policy of renewable energy development. By Shems Dunkiel Kassel & Saunders.

http://renewableenergylaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    Renewable Energy Law News - Week of August 19, 2013

    Renewable Energy Law News - Week of August 19, 2013
    Advocates protest as more utilities stop or reduce projects eligible for renewable energy credits Washington Electric Cooperative is the only utility in Vermont that has continued to accept applications to its net-metering,…
  • Jul 17

    Renewable Energy Law News - Week of July 15, 2013

    Renewable Energy Law News - Week of July 15, 2013
      PV Renter bill signed into law in HawaiiHONOLULU, Hawaii – A bill that would remove barriers for landlords to invest in renewable energy became law today. Governor Neil Abercrombie signed four bills related to energy at a…
  • Jul 1

    Renewable Energy Law News - Week of July 1, 2013

    Renewable Energy Law News - Week of July 1, 2013
     Hawaii Governor Signs ‘Game-Changing’ Green Energy Policy Into LawGov. Neil Abercrombie packed his ceremonial room today with a rare combination of leaders from the Legislature, HECO, environmental nonprofits and union…
Rank this Week: 2538

Ocean & Offshore Energy Projects…

Ocean & Offshore Energy Projects and Policy Blog

Analyzes United States offshore energy law, policy, and development. By Jennifer Simon.

http://offshoreenergy.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    DOI Completes First Offshore Energy Area Auction, Prepares for Virginia Auction in September

    DOI Completes First Offshore Energy Area Auction, Prepares for Virginia Auction in September
    This post was originally published for the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy and Resources Marine Resources Committee Newsletter, Vol. 16, No. 2 (August 2013).   On July 31, 2013, the Bureau of Ocean Energy…
  • Jun 5

    Massachusetts/ Rhode Island Wind Energy Area Lease Auction Slated for July 29 and 31, 2013!

    Massachusetts/ Rhode Island Wind Energy Area Lease Auction Slated for July 29 and 31, 2013!
    On Tuesday June 4, 2013, the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced that the first lease auction for commercial offshore wind energy projects will be held on July 29 and July 31, 2013.…
  • Jun 5

    Maine installs first offshore turbine in the US!

    Maine installs first offshore turbine in the US!
    This is big news, folks.  The people at the DeepCWind Consortium will officially be the first to place a grid-connected wind turbine in U.S. coastal waters.  As if this wasn't newsworthy enough, the Maine turbine is a…
Rank this Week: 4851

Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development

Covers green building and sustainable development news and resources. By Goodwin Proctor LLP.

http://www.goodwinsustainabledevelopment.com/
  • Jan 14

    A Retroactive 28% Cap on Muni Bonds?

    A Retroactive 28% Cap on Muni Bonds?
    In recent fiscal cliff discussions, President Obama has floated the idea of a retroactive 28% cap on municipal bonds.  A recent research report from Citi estimated that up to $150 billion bonds might be subject to mandatory calls at par…
  • Jan 10

    Lost the Kings, but Got Federal Transit Funds for Light Rail

    Lost the Kings, but Got Federal Transit Funds for Light Rail
    It is no consolation prize for the City of Sacramento, but on the eve of the City losing the Sacramento Kings to the City of Seattle, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that it will provide $135 million in federal matching money…
  • Jan 9

    SCOTUS on the Clean Water Act

    SCOTUS on the Clean Water Act
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States, in Los Angeles County Flood Control District v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., ruled that the flow of water from an improved portion of a navigable waterway into an unimproved…
Rank this Week: 2749

Climate Change Blog

Climate Change Blog

Covers climate change and renewable energy legal issues. By McCarter & English.

http://climatelawyers.com/
  • Nov 27

    Will Climate Change Considerations Affect Rebuilding After Sandy? The Short Answer is Yes.

    Will Climate Change Considerations Affect Rebuilding After Sandy? The Short Answer is Yes.
    West Virginia today and Virginia yesterday became the seventh and eighth states to obtain the benefits of a federal Major Disaster Declaration in connection with Superstorm Sandy.  They follow New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode…
  • Nov 7

    Sunrise, Sunset - The Parable of the Two Solar Companie

    Sunrise, Sunset - The Parable of the Two Solar Companie
    "A Rare Solar Success Story" trumpets the American version of The Wall Street Journal today in an article about LDK Solar, a Chinese solar wafer manufacturer.  We agree with "Solar" and "Story" but the rest of the headline does not match…
  • Nov 3

    A Tale of Two Deductibles: Post-Tropical Cyclone Sandy is Not a Hurricane

    A Tale of Two Deductibles: Post-Tropical Cyclone Sandy is Not a Hurricane
    You've just weathered a post-tropical cyclone.  Your garage is flattened.  Do you have a hurricane deductible?  Or will your regular deductible apply?  The answer can be worth thousands of dollars as a hurricane deductible is not a fixed…
Rank this Week: 4734

Renewables Offshore Legal Blog

Renewables Offshore Legal Blog

Covers news and regulation of wave, tidal and offershore wind energy. By Carolyn Elefant.

http://lawofficesofcarolynelefant.com/renewablesoffshore
  • Oct 24

    FERC Market Pull Mechanisms for Marine Hydrokinetic and Other Small Renewable

    FERC Market Pull Mechanisms for Marine Hydrokinetic and Other Small Renewable
    Here’s a webinar on FERC market pull incentives for marine hydrokinetics and other small renewables.  It’s 50 minutes in length and you can access it at this link.  If you have any questions about the webinar or you’d like to contact…
  • May 16

    How the Urge To Merge May Drive A Surge in Offshore Renewable

    How the Urge To Merge May Drive A Surge in Offshore Renewable
    The latest injection of financial support for offshore renewables is coming from an unlikely and overlooked source:  electric utility mergers.    In February 2012, the offshore wind industry reaped substantial benefits from two utility…
  • May 16

    Corps of Engineers Issues Final Rule on Nationwide Permit for Small Water-based Renewable

    Corps of Engineers Issues Final Rule on Nationwide Permit for Small Water-based Renewable
    On February 21, 2012, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a Nationwide Permit 52 for small water-based renewable energy products.  I’ve tracked this issue for a while; announcing the Corps’ intent to develop an NWP for water based…
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Wind Power Law Blog

Wind Power Law Blog

Focuses on wind energy legal developments, including land use, zoning, and environmental concerns. By Cooper Erving & Savage LLP.

http://windpowerlaw.info
  • Dec 23

    New York offshore wind coalition calls for development of offshore resource

    New York offshore wind coalition calls for development of offshore resource
    New coalition pushes for offshore wind off the cost of Long Island Melville, NY – A broad coalition of New York’s environmental, business, and labor organizations today called on state and federal leaders to move forward with offshore…
  • Dec 23

    New York offshore wind coalition calls for development of offshore resource

    New York offshore wind coalition calls for development of offshore resource
    New coalition pushes for offshore wind off the cost of Long Island Melville, NY – A broad coalition of New York’s environmental, business, and labor organizations today called on state and federal leaders to move forward with…
  • Jun 30

    New York streamlines power plant siting – boon to renewable energy

    New York streamlines power plant siting – boon to renewable energy
    New York is on a roll when it comes to reasonably historic legislation, and the new power plant siting legislation signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo is no exception. The famous (or infamous depending on one’s point of view) Article…
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J. Mark Robinette, Attorney

J. Mark Robinette, Attorney

Follows Arkansas energy, oil, gas, law along with environmental, public utilities, and real estate law.

http://robinetteslaw.blogspot.com/
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