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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: 175

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
  • Jul 19

    FERC Releases Update on Annova LNG Brownsville Project

    FERC Releases Update on Annova LNG Brownsville Project
    FERC has released an update on its review of the Annova LNG Brownsville export project proposed to be located on the southern bank of the Brownsville Ship Channel at mile marker 8.2, in Cameron County, Texas. The project would include six…
  • Jul 17

    DOE Releases LNG Export Data through May 2017

    DOE Releases LNG Export Data through May 2017
    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released data on U.S. LNG exports and imports for the period January 2017 through May 2017. The data show that, during May, 18 cargoes of domestically produced LNG were shipped from Cheniere…
  • Jul 14

    Article: U.S. LNG Deliveries to the U.K. Likely to be Rare

    Article: U.S. LNG Deliveries to the U.K. Likely to be Rare
    Platts reports that although a shipment U.S. LNG landed at the United Kingdom’s Isle of Grain last week, additional U.S. LNG shipments to the U.K. are likely to be few because profit margins on U.S. LNG are higher in other markets,…
Rank this Week: 222

Energy Law Times

Energy Law Times

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

http://www.energylawtimes.com/
Rank this Week: 270

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

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

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 20

    Public Lands Watch: HR 2936

    Public Lands Watch: HR 2936
    The House Natural Resources Committee passed H.R. 2936, the “Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017,” out of committee on June 27th and the bill is now waiting in the House for debate. The bill would expedite National Environment…
  • Jul 20

    Escalating the War on Science

    Escalating the War on Science
    Yesterday, the Washington Post ran a piece by a scientist who was helping villages in Alaska prepare for climate change, until the Trump Administration abruptly transferred him to an accounting job.  Here’s another sign of the…
  • Jul 18

    Cap-And-Trade Extension A Lifeline For High Speed Rail

    Cap-And-Trade Extension A Lifeline For High Speed Rail
    As Cara posted, the California Legislature scored a super-majority victory last night to extend the state’s signature cap-and-trade program through 2030. It was a rare bipartisan vote, although it leaned mostly on Democrats. Lost in the…
Rank this Week: 4674

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Jul 19

    Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Overturns West Virginia District Court’s Order Requiring EPA to Evaluate Clean Air Act Employment Impact

    Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Overturns West Virginia District Court’s Order Requiring EPA to Evaluate Clean Air Act Employment Impact
    On June 29, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (“the Fourth Circuit”) ruled that a West Virginia federal district court had erred in concluding that it had jurisdiction to consider a lawsuit filed by Murray Energy…
  • Jul 17

    Hearings This Week

    Hearings This Week
    House Rules Committee meets to formulate a rule on H.R.806, the “Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017.” Date: Monday, July 17, 5 p.m. Place: H-313, U.S. Capitol HR 806 — Ozone Standards Implementation Act House Energy…
  • Jul 14

    Comprehensive Study of Impacts of Shale Development in Texas Released

    Comprehensive Study of Impacts of Shale Development in Texas Released
    On June 19, 2017, the Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (AMEST) released a report, Environmental and Community Impacts of Shale Development in Texas.  TAMEST is a nonprofit organization and brain trust composed of…
Rank this Week: 3798

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Jul 19

    Top three EHS Updates–July 2017

    Top three EHS Updates–July 2017
    Follow us on LinkedIn to receive weekly global EHS & Quality updates.   United States 1. Privacy Act exemptions requested by government agency The Department of Homeland Security would like to exempt more of their system of records…
  • Jul 19

    Case Study: How an automotive supplier integrated auditing and legal compliance platform to save costs and increase efficiency

    Case Study: How an automotive supplier integrated auditing and legal compliance platform to save costs and increase efficiency
    Tyler Tilker Environmental Advisor and Inspector F&P Manufacturing, Canada Tyler is responsible for environmental compliance at a plant of 750 employees. He must maintain an ISO 14001 system, respect environmental regulations, conduct…
  • Jul 17

    FAMI-QS Surveillance and Re-Certification Audit Made Easy with Free Checklist

    FAMI-QS Surveillance and Re-Certification Audit Made Easy with Free Checklist
    The FAMI-QS Code, designed for international validity, is the best way to prove to your clients that your agricultural feed products meet regulatory standards. It is the only certification recognized by the European Commission that is aimed…
Rank this Week: 3953

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/
  • Jul 19

    Denbury-Texas Rice Fight Continue

    Denbury-Texas Rice Fight Continue
    Denbury Green Pipeline and Texas Rice Land Partners have now fought for ten years over Denbury’s right to condemn an easement across Texas Rice’s land for a CO2 pipeline. The fight is once again, for the third time, back before…
  • Jul 11

    End of the Road for DISH

    End of the Road for DISH
    The Texas Supreme Court has refused to allow DISH, a small town in Denton County north of Fort Worth, and several of its residents, to proceed with its suit against four companies who operate gas compressor stations near the town. The…
  • Jul 3

    85th Legislature – Legislation of Interest to Land and Mineral Owner

    85th Legislature – Legislation of Interest to Land and Mineral Owner
    The Texas legislative session recently ended without any major reforms of the Texas Railroad Commission. Bills to reform the Commission failed in the previous two legislative sessions, after Sunset Commission reports recommending significant…
Rank this Week: 4360

Energy Law Today

Energy Law Today

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://energylawtoday.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 19

    Industrial Internet Of Things and the Shell Cracker

    Industrial Internet Of Things and the Shell Cracker
    What does the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) have to do with the Shell Cracker? A lot… We have heard a great deal about the $6 billion construction of the Shell ethane cracker underway in Beaver County. The construction phase of…
  • Jul 12

    2 Infosys Innovation Hubs Announced / 2 To Be Selected

    2 Infosys Innovation Hubs Announced / 2 To Be Selected
    The Indian IT global outsourcing firm Infosys (NYSE: INFY), recently announced that it plans to hire 10,000 American workers over the next two years. Infosys and other India-based information technology consulting companies have come under…
  • Jul 12

    Craving Another Long Weekend? So Are OPEC Members…

    Craving Another Long Weekend? So Are OPEC Members…
      This morning, I read a Bloomberg article entitled, These Numbers Show the Huge Challenges Now Facing OPEC Members, that stated, “[t]he price of a barrel of Brent crude has more than halved over the past five years, triggering an…
Rank this Week: 1245

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
  • Jul 18

    New Report: Enhancing the Resilience of the Nation's Electricity System

    New Report: Enhancing the Resilience of the Nation's Electricity System
    The Board on Energy and Environmental Systems (BEES) of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine provides independent advice to the United States government and the private sector on science and technology policy issues…
  • Mar 24

    Illinois Announces NextGrid

    Illinois Announces NextGrid
    This week, the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC or Commission) launched NextGrid, an initiative to explore the utility of the future. It will be an 18-month statewide collaborative aimed at transforming Illinois’ energy landscape and…
  • Jan 27

    FERC Issues Updated Reliability Primer

    FERC Issues Updated Reliability Primer
    If you are new to the industry or simply want to brush up on the basics, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) consider the recently released Reliability Primer a gift. The comprehensive manual not only provides an overview…
Rank this Week: 3795

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
  • Jul 18

    An Oil Patch Morality Play – Part 1

    An Oil Patch Morality Play – Part 1
    Co-author Chance Decker You are selling properties. The buyer thinks you own the deep rights but you know your long-time partner owns them. You attend the closing. You don’t tell the buyer that he’s got the ownership wrong. You…
  • Jul 11

    Another Oil Field Contamination Plaintiff Waits Too Long

    Another Oil Field Contamination Plaintiff Waits Too Long
    Suggestions to Texas lessors after ExxonMobil v. Lazy R Ranch, et al:  Claiming that you were not aware of contamination from oil spills you’ve know about for 20 years is a tough sell, and suing your long-time lessee for millions…
  • Jul 5

    Blame Game Fails Louisiana Casing Vendor

    Blame Game Fails Louisiana Casing Vendor
    There’s no better place in the oil patch to play the blame game than 10,000 feet of leaky wellbore. What went wrong? In Justiss v. Oil Country Tubular Corporation, Justiss, a drilling contractor, entered into an IADC model turnkey…
Rank this Week: 3320

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: 1221

BRAG Biobased Products Blog

BRAG Biobased Products Blog

Covers regulatory, legal, policy, and business developments regarding sustainable chemicals, biofuels, renewable feedstocks, green chemistry, and other developing technologies. By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

http://blog.braginfo.org/
  • Jul 14

    Bipartisan Renewable Chemicals Bill Introduced In The House

    Bipartisan Renewable Chemicals Bill Introduced In The House
    By Lauren M. Graham, Ph.D. On June 29, 2017, Representatives Bill Pascrell (D-NJ), Ryan Costello (R-PA), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), and Linda Sánchez (D-CA) introduced the Renewable Chemicals Act of 2017 to the House.  If…
  • Jul 14

    EPA Releases Proposed 2018 RFS Volume Requirement

    EPA Releases Proposed 2018 RFS Volume Requirement
    By Kathleen M. Roberts On July 5, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued proposed volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program for cellulosic biofuel, advanced biofuel, and total renewable…
  • Jul 14

    NAS Publishes Report On Preparing For Future Products Of Biotechnology

    NAS Publishes Report On Preparing For Future Products Of Biotechnology
    By Lauren M. Graham, Ph.D. On June 30, 2017, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS) released the final version of its report Preparing for Future Products of Biotechnology, which is the result of a…
Rank this Week: 1644

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

Looks at white collar, congressional, SEC, energy enforcement and other government inquiries. By McGuireWoods.

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Jul 11

    CFPB Issues Game-Changing Rule On Arbitration Clause

    CFPB Issues Game-Changing Rule On Arbitration Clause
    On Monday, July 10, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued a game-changing final rule regarding the use of arbitration clauses in consumer contracts.  The Rule is effective 60 days following its publication in the…
  • Jul 6

    Treasury Department Recommends Broad Reforms to CFPB

    Treasury Department Recommends Broad Reforms to CFPB
    The Department of the Treasury recently cited the CFPB’s “unaccountable structure and unduly broad regulatory powers,” in suggesting reforms to address the CFPB’s “regulatory abuses and excesses.” The…
  • Jun 26

    CFPB Provides Updated Guidance Related to Loan Forgiveness Program

    CFPB Provides Updated Guidance Related to Loan Forgiveness Program
    On Thursday, June 22, 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) provided updated guidance for supervisory examinations of student loan servicers.  Richard Cordray, the Director of the CFPB, gave prepared remarks in Washington…
Rank this Week: 1997

Renewable + Law

Renewable + Law

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

http://www.lawofrenewableenergy.com/
  • Jul 10

    Massachusetts Sets 200MWh Energy Storage Mandate

    Massachusetts Sets 200MWh Energy Storage Mandate
    Massachusetts recently became the latest state to adopt an energy storage target, following California’s lead, and recent storage legislation in Nevada and New York. The Massachusetts storage mandate originated in the legislature last…
  • Jul 7

    Court Rejects Preemption and Dormant Commerce Clause Arguments and Upholds Connecticut’s Renewable Program

    Court Rejects Preemption and Dormant Commerce Clause Arguments and Upholds Connecticut’s Renewable Program
    On June 28, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit rejected challenges to Connecticut’s renewable energy procurement process and renewable energy credit program (Allco Fin. Ltd. v. Robert J. Klee (Docket Nos. 16-2946,…
  • Jun 29

    California Supreme Court Denies Request to Review Cap-and-Trade Case

    California Supreme Court Denies Request to Review Cap-and-Trade Case
    Yesterday the California Supreme Court denied a petition for review of the cap-and-trade lawsuits brought by a coalition of business interests, headed by the California Chamber of Commerce and Morning Star Packing Company. The Court of Appeal…
Rank this Week: 1260

The Contingency

The Contingency

Insights on sharing the risks and rewards of high-stakes business disputes. By Barry Barnett.

http://www.thecontingency.com
  • Jul 9

    Who Belongs in a Class?

    Who Belongs in a Class?
    The question of who belongs in a class action deserves a lot of think about it time. A good class definition could save class plaintiffs lots of trouble in winning certification of the class — a do-or-die event in the life of the class…
  • Jul 2

    Opt-Outs on Parade

    Opt-Outs on Parade
    Arise, ye claimants For more than 40 years, you could wait (and wait and wait) to decide whether or not to opt out of a class action in order to pursue your own individual case. You didn’t have to squawk until (1) you got formal notice…
  • Jun 25

    Into the Lions’ Den

    Into the Lions’ Den
    Location The place of suit matters a lot in civil cases. Suing at home helps the plaintiff — by keeping her costs low, giving her comfort that local judges and juries will give her fair treatment, and throwing out-of-town defendants off…
Rank this Week: 2540

FERCBlog

FERCBlog

Features reports and analysis of recent happenings at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

http://www.fercblog.com
  • Jul 9

    FERC Modifications to PJM’s Capacity Market Proposal Violate Section 205

    FERC Modifications to PJM’s Capacity Market Proposal Violate Section 205
    FERC modifications to PJM’s capacity market proposal violate Section 205. On July 7, 2017, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals concluded that FERC exceeded its authority under Section 205 of the Federal Power Act (FPA) because its…
  • Jun 26

    New York Waived its Right to Permit Gas Pipeline

    New York Waived its Right to Permit Gas Pipeline
      New York waived its right to permit gas pipeline. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC) waived its right to approve or deny Millennium Pipeline Company’s (Millennium) water quality certificate…
  • Jun 26

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!
Rank this Week: 1989

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

The Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Focuses on the legal issues impacting the fracking industry in response to the increasing importance of natural gas and shale, in particular, in the US energy mix. Provides commentary and analysis on all aspects of exploring and producing this abundant resource including regulatory, environmental and legislative developments. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.hydraulicfrackingblog.com/
  • Jul 5

    More production cuts possible in Europe’s Groningen gas field due to earthquake

    More production cuts possible in Europe’s Groningen gas field due to earthquake
    Authorities in the Netherlands have proposed more production cuts in the Groningen gas field, Europe’s largest, in response to earthquake concerns. The cuts would limit production by another 10%, in addition to cuts that have already…
  • Jun 20

    Texas task force notes benefits of fracking, calls for more data

    Texas task force notes benefits of fracking, calls for more data
    The Task Force on Environmental and Community Impacts of Shale Development in Texas on Monday released a 204-page report analyzing fracking’s impacts on the state. The Task Force, a group sponsored by The Academy of Medicine,…
  • Jun 2

    Latest USGS study finds fracking is not a current threat to drinking water

    Latest USGS study finds fracking is not a current threat to drinking water
    In a study published May 31, 2017, the United States Geological Survey concluded that unconventional oil and gas production in the Eagle Ford, Fayetteville, and Haynesville shale formations is “not currently a significant source of…
Rank this Week: 791

Offshore Winds

Offshore Winds

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

http://www.offshorewindsblog.com
  • Jul 5

    Greek Shipowners Extend Voluntary Tax

    Greek Shipowners Extend Voluntary Tax
    Greek shipowners have agreed to extend a voluntary tax contribution to the Greek government, which I previously blogged about, for an additional year due to the fact that Greece is still struggling with its debt crisis. Members of the Union…
  • Jun 28

    Is There a Coming Sea Change in the Analysis of whether Energy Services Contracts Are Maritime?

    Is There a Coming Sea Change in the Analysis of whether Energy Services Contracts Are Maritime?
    In 1990, the U.S. Fifth Circuit rendered its decision in Davis & Sons, Inc. v. Gulf Oil Corp., through which the Court attempted to harmonize the existing state of the law to determine whether a contract to supply a work barge and crew to…
  • May 25

    “Last Employer Rule” in Occupational Disease Addressed by Fifth Circuit

    “Last Employer Rule” in Occupational Disease Addressed by Fifth Circuit
    On May 17, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit rendered a decision affirming an Administrative Law Judge’s decision in Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., et al. v. Director, OWCP, et al., No. 16-60370.  This…
Rank this Week: 3811

Oil and Gas Law Digest

Oil and Gas Law Digest

By Austin W. Brister.

http://www.oilandgaslawdigest.com
Rank this Week: 1990

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/
Rank this Week: 4535

Gaille Energy Law Blog

Gaille Energy Law Blog

By Scott Gaille. Discusses innovative proposals in the field of energy law.

http://gaillelaw.com/energy-law-blog/
  • Jun 25

    Energy Terrorists [Gaille Energy Blog Issue 49]

    Energy Terrorists [Gaille Energy Blog Issue 49]
    October 2016 – Coordinated attacks on five pipelines in four states accessed emergency shut-off valves and stopped the flow of 15% of daily American oil supply.   February 2017 – Gunman opened fire on a natural gas…
  • Jun 18

    Vinson & Elkins at 100: The Rivalry with Baker Botts [Gaille Energy Blog Issue 48]

    Vinson & Elkins at 100: The Rivalry with Baker Botts [Gaille Energy Blog Issue 48]
    The rivalry between V&E and BB started in the 1870s—in the small East Texas town of Huntsville.  A young couple moved next door to the forty-something Bakers.  The Bakers’ new neighbors were Walker County Sheriff…
  • Jun 12

    What Is an Outside General Counsel? [Gaille Energy Blog Issue 47]

    What Is an Outside General Counsel? [Gaille Energy Blog Issue 47]
    Outside general counsel are outside attorneys (who work for law firms) but take on responsibilities similar to those of in-house lawyers (who are the client’s employees).  Some may have served as the chief legal officers of NASDAQ…
Rank this Week: 828

Gaille Energy Blog

Gaille Energy Blog

Discusses innovative proposals in the field of energy law. By Scott Gaille.

http://gaillelaw.com/energy-law-blog/
  • Jun 25

    Energy Terrorists [Gaille Energy Blog Issue 49]

    Energy Terrorists [Gaille Energy Blog Issue 49]
    October 2016 – Coordinated attacks on five pipelines in four states accessed emergency shut-off valves and stopped the flow of 15% of daily American oil supply.   February 2017 – Gunman opened fire on a natural gas…
  • Jun 18

    Vinson & Elkins at 100: The Rivalry with Baker Botts [Gaille Energy Blog Issue 48]

    Vinson & Elkins at 100: The Rivalry with Baker Botts [Gaille Energy Blog Issue 48]
    The rivalry between V&E and BB started in the 1870s—in the small East Texas town of Huntsville.  A young couple moved next door to the forty-something Bakers.  The Bakers’ new neighbors were Walker County Sheriff…
  • Jun 12

    What Is an Outside General Counsel? [Gaille Energy Blog Issue 47]

    What Is an Outside General Counsel? [Gaille Energy Blog Issue 47]
    Outside general counsel are outside attorneys (who work for law firms) but take on responsibilities similar to those of in-house lawyers (who are the client’s employees).  Some may have served as the chief legal officers of NASDAQ…
Rank this Week: 2313

Law Offices of Gregory D. Jordan…

Law Offices of Gregory D. Jordan Blog

Covers business disputes, employment law matters and oil and gas law matters throughout Texas.

http://www.theaustintriallawyer.com/blog/
  • Jun 23

    Eight ex-employees of Texas sanitation company claim racial discrimination

    Eight ex-employees of Texas sanitation company claim racial discrimination
    Eight African American employees of a Texas sanitation company have filed a lawsuit claiming discrimination and retaliation. Dantrell Patterson, Lamonte Young, Demetrius Patterson, Tadarious Dixon, Keithdrick Patterson, Jarvis Hill, Jermaine…
  • May 17

    Pipeline owners file $300 million breach of contract lawsuit against midstream operator

    Pipeline owners file $300 million breach of contract lawsuit against midstream operator
    An amended breach of contract lawsuit was filed by Magellan Midstream Partners and Plains All American Pipeline against Stampede Energy, seeking over $300 million in damages over an oil transport deal. The lawsuit claims that Stampede did not…
  • Apr 19

    Texas appeals court’s decision shows importance of wording in noncompete agreement

    Texas appeals court’s decision shows importance of wording in noncompete agreement
    A recent decision by a Texas appeals court demonstrates that the wording of a noncompete agreement must be precise. In the case, East Texas Copy Systems, Inc. v. Player, the Court of Appeals in Texarkana ruled that a noncompete agreement was…
Rank this Week: 706

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/
  • Jun 23

    Energy Startups: Opportunities, Challenges, & Consideration

    Energy Startups: Opportunities, Challenges, & Consideration
    In a presentation during Maine Startup & Create Week, Verrill Dana partner Jim Cohen, a utilities and energy lawyer with more than 25 years of experience, moderated a panel focused on the question, “How can tech disrupt…
  • Jun 20

    How Can Tech Disrupt Energy?

    How Can Tech Disrupt Energy?
    On Wednesday, June 21, as part of Maine Startup & Create Week, Verrill Dana partner Jim Cohen, a utilities and energy lawyer for more than 25 years, will moderate a panel entitled “How Can Tech Disrupt Energy?” Panelists…
  • Jan 23

    2017 Maine Legislature to Consider a Variety of Energy Bill

    2017 Maine Legislature to Consider a Variety of Energy Bill
    On Friday, January 6, Maine Governor Paul LePage released his biennial general fund budget for 2018-19. The Governor’s proposed biennial budget and briefing document can be found here. The main priority in the Budget is reducing…
Rank this Week: 2896

Natural Resources and Mining Law…

Natural Resources and Mining Law Blog

Covers energy law and real estate and property law. By Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://mininglaw.jmbm.com/
  • May 9

    The DOI’s Review of National Monuments – What it means to the mining industry

    The DOI’s Review of National Monuments – What it means to the mining industry
    By Kerry Shapiro Last week, President Trump signed an executive order with potentially wide-ranging implications for the mining industry and many other affected stakeholders. The order directs the Department of the Interior (DOI) to review…
  • May 9

    The DOI’s Review of National Monuments – What it means to the mining industry

    The DOI’s Review of National Monuments – What it means to the mining industry
    By Kerry Shapiro Last week, President Trump signed an executive order with potentially wide-ranging implications for the mining industry and many other affected stakeholders. The order directs the Department of the Interior (DOI) to review…
  • Apr 20

    Double Deja Vu: California AB 219 is Reinstated

    Double Deja Vu: California AB 219 is Reinstated
    My partner, Jon Welner, is a leading practitioner of prevailing wage law in California and is the Chair of JMBM’s Prevailing Wage Group. He is also a member of JMBM’s Natural Resources and Mining Group and advises and defends the…
Rank this Week: 1092

Energy, Environment, Emergency…

Energy, Environment, Emergency Response

By Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP.

http://www.naturalresourcesblog.com/
  • Mar 20

    Managing Your Emergencie

    Managing Your Emergencie
    During the business session at the 2017 Ohio Oil and Gas Association’s Winter Meeting, two of Hahn Loeser’s attorneys (Ben Pfefferle and Jud Scheaf) presented on how to Manage Your Emergencies. You can view the presentation…
  • Mar 10

    Hahn Loeser at OOGA Winter Meeting

    Hahn Loeser at OOGA Winter Meeting
    Hahn Loeser attended the Ohio Oil and Gas Association’s 70th Annual Winter Meeting in Columbus this week. This event brought together top state and national industry leaders who discussed current issues impacting the Ohio oil and gas…
  • Mar 1

    After an Emergency is Over the Fallout Can Continue

    After an Emergency is Over the Fallout Can Continue
    A Pennsylvania shale gas energy company recently wrapped up its Emergency Response activities by paying a $1.2 Million fine to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. The company was accused of not responding quickly enough…
Rank this Week: 1257

Inside Africa law

Inside Africa law

Covers legal developments around Africa. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.insideafricalaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 792

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/
  • Nov 6

    CFTC Approves Supplemental Proposal for Proposed Regulation AT

    CFTC Approves Supplemental Proposal for Proposed Regulation AT
    By: Athena Eastwood, Anthony Mansfield, Paul Pantano, Neal Kumar, Natalie Mitchell and Lamiya Rahman On November 4, 2016, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC” or the…
  • Oct 31

    Not Your Grandmother’s Form 40

    Not Your Grandmother’s Form 40
    By Athena Eastwood, Anthony Mansfield, Paul Pantano, Neal Kumar and Natalie Mitchell A common tool that the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC” or the “Commission”) relies upon to…
  • Oct 25

    FERC Issues ANOPR on Revisions to Oil Pipeline Indexing Policies and Reporting Requirement

    FERC Issues ANOPR on Revisions to Oil Pipeline Indexing Policies and Reporting Requirement
    By Mark Haskell, Brett Snyder and Lamiya Rahman On October 20, 2016, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or “Commission”) issued an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking…
Rank this Week: 3474

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/
  • Aug 2

    Albany Environmental News - July 2016

    Albany Environmental News - July 2016
    Below are recent regulatory issues and laws just passed by both houses of the NYS Legislature including one signed by Governor Cuomo must still decide whether to sign or veto. 1. Statute of Limitations Set by Superfund Designation SO…
  • Aug 2

    Staying Connected on Water Issue

    Staying Connected on Water Issue
    Clean Water NY: What actions are needed to ensure sustainable water resources in the 21st century? May 6, 2015 The New York State Bar Association's Environmental Law Section presented last year's Legislative Forum on water infrastructure and…
  • Jun 27

    Message from the Outgoing Chair, June 2016

    Message from the Outgoing Chair, June 2016
    By Michael J. Lesser, 2015-2016 Chair, Environmental Law Section, NYSBA My past year as Section Chair has sped by in a blur. There have been so many excellent events, meetings with section members and revelations about our profession that…
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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
  • Jul 20

    Can New Federal Guidance Unlock the Residential PACE Market? We’re Almost There!

    Can New Federal Guidance Unlock the Residential PACE Market? We’re Almost There!
    Under newly issued guidance, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will begin insuring mortgages on qualifying properties with PACE assessments.Unlike the active commercial Property Assessed…
  • Apr 5

    IRS Rules on Late Inverted Lease Election

    IRS Rules on Late Inverted Lease Election
    This is an article‎ that David Burton published in Tax Notes that discusses three recent Internal Revenue Service rulings in which permission was granted, in what appears to be solar energy project, inverted lease transactions, in…
  • Mar 29

    Question and Answer from the Tax Equity Structuring, Financial Modeling and HLBV Accounting Seminar

    Question and Answer from the Tax Equity Structuring, Financial Modeling and HLBV Accounting Seminar
    Question from Seminar Participant: The tax equity investor invests to own only a portion of the production tax credits (PTCs) up front, since there is an unknown of the actual production levels of the wind farm. What does the…
Rank this Week: 2411

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: 4876

Energy Legal Blog

Energy Legal Blog

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

http://www.energylegalblog.com/
  • Mar 22

    Regional Enforcement Snapshot of Southern Africa

    Regional Enforcement Snapshot of Southern Africa
    According to the Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index for 2014 (hereafter the “International Corruption Index”), the nine countries that make up southern Africa rate from “average” to…
  • Mar 18

    FERC Report on Transmission Investment and Related Technical Conference

    FERC Report on Transmission Investment and Related Technical Conference
    At the March 17, 2016 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) meeting, FERC’s Office of Energy Policy and Innovation presented a report assessing the effectiveness of FERC’s transmission investment policies,…
  • Mar 16

    Shale Play South Africa – An update on shale gas exploration

    Shale Play South Africa – An update on shale gas exploration
    Progress Report: Shale Play in South Africa Legal basis In June 2015, South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) published Regulations for Petroleum Exploration and Production (the Regulations) which introduced guidelines…
Rank this Week: 909

Switchboard

Switchboard

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

http://switchboard.nrdc.org/
Rank this Week: 4884

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/
  • Jun 15

    We Have Moved

    We Have Moved
    This blog has moved to http://www.hydraulicfrackingblog.com/ ... you should be redirected shortly.
  • Jun 8

    Legislative Activity Update - Ten Pennsylvania Bills, Including New Severance Tax Bill

    Legislative Activity Update - Ten Pennsylvania Bills, Including New Severance Tax Bill
    The following already-introduced bill has been acted upon by the Pennsylvania General Assembly:PA House Bill 621      Format of documents recording lease assignmentsSponsor:Sandra Major (Republican – parts of…
  • Jun 8

    Legislative Activity Update - Ten Pennsylvania Bills, Including New Severance Tax Bill

    Legislative Activity Update - Ten Pennsylvania Bills, Including New Severance Tax Bill
    The following already-introduced bill has been acted upon by the Pennsylvania General Assembly:PA House Bill 621      Format of documents recording lease assignmentsSponsor:Sandra Major (Republican – parts of…
Rank this Week: 3400

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 14

    The Implementation of Electronic Filing in the Court

    The Implementation of Electronic Filing in the Court
    In this day of technology, it is no surprise that the court systems are moving to using an Electronic Document Management System (EDMS for short) for parties to file documents with the Court, without even setting foot in the Courthouse. The…
  • Apr 14

    Service by Facebook?

    Service by Facebook?
    A New York judge recently entered an Order allowing a woman to serve her husband divorce papers via Facebook.  In Iowa, generally, a competent adult must accept service or be served in-person in order accomplish proper…
  • Mar 19

    Interactive Process in Action

    Interactive Process in Action
    If you’re not sure what the interactive process is supposed to look like under the ADA, peruse the facts of the 8th Circuit’s decision in Minnihan v. Mediacom.  I’m also going to summarize the facts below, but if you…
Rank this Week: 1231

Megawatt: British Columbia…

Megawatt: British Columbia Renewable Energy Law Blog

Covers the renewable energy sector. By Clark Wilson LLP.

http://www.bcenergyblog.com/
  • Nov 4

    Connecting to the Grid: BC Sets Rates, Terms for LNG Industry

    Connecting to the Grid: BC Sets Rates, Terms for LNG Industry
    Today, the BC Government introduced the Domestic Long-Term Sales Contracts Regulation under the Clean Energy Act setting rates and terms for liquefied natural gas (LNG) customers proposing to use electricity from the…
  • Oct 28

    Update on BC IPP Supply

    Update on BC IPP Supply
    Last week, BC Hydro released updated information with respect to its supply of electricity from independent power producers (IPPs). IPPs include power production companies, First Nations, municipalities and BC Hydro…
  • Oct 20

    Comply, Offset or Pay: BC To Regulate LNG Export Facilities on CO2 Emission

    Comply, Offset or Pay: BC To Regulate LNG Export Facilities on CO2 Emission
    Today, the BC Government introduced new legislation aimed to help BC meet its greenhouse gas emission targets by imposing environmental standards on liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facilities operating within the…
Rank this Week: 3965

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/
  • Sep 17

    State Says St. Tammany is "Out of Line" with Fracking Lawsuit

    State Says St. Tammany is "Out of Line" with Fracking Lawsuit
    With anti-fracking citizens and activists loudly protesting plans by Helis Oil & Gas Co. to drill a well in St. Tammany Parish (northeast of Mandeville) that anticipates the use of "hydraulic fracturing" to extract hydrocarbons, the…
  • Jul 10

    Supreme Court Holds EPA Can RegulateGreenhouse Gas Emission For Large Industrie

    Supreme Court Holds EPA Can RegulateGreenhouse Gas Emission For Large Industrie
    On June 23, 2014, the Supreme Court issued an opinion in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. Environmental Protection Agency, No. 12-1146 (2014), which affirmed the Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA")'s authority to impose limits on…
  • Jun 30

    EPA Document May Be a Precursor to Federal Regulation Concerning Fracking Disclosure

    EPA Document May Be a Precursor to Federal Regulation Concerning Fracking Disclosure
    One of the biggest concerns environmentalists have expressed about hydraulic fracturing is the lack of detailed disclosure of the chemical compounds used in the process.  Recent activity by the EPA suggests that the federal government…
Rank this Week: 3772

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
  • Jul 11

    Vote For Us For Best Legal Blog

    Vote For Us For Best Legal Blog
    The American Bar Association (ABA) is accepting entries for their 100 best legal blogs. If you enjoy the content we produce, we ask that you please take the time to submit our blog for consideration. You can do so by visiting their site:…
  • May 30

    White House Set to Release Carbon Rules for Existing Power Plant

    White House Set to Release Carbon Rules for Existing Power Plant
    President Barack Obama is expected to release rules that will put a cap on carbon emissions from existing power plants on June 2. The rules will likely provide many contentious issues. One to keep an eye on is how states handle the rules as…
  • May 15

    CCS Bills In the Senate

    CCS Bills In the Senate
    Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) is trying to gain support from her colleagues for S. 2152, legislation that would increase the commercial availability of carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technology. The “Advanced Clean Coal Technology…
Rank this Week: 4877

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: 915

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: 4940

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: 4522

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…
Rank this Week: 4284

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/
Rank this Week: 4738