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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
  • Oct 22

    B.C. Proposes LNG Tax Rate

    B.C. Proposes LNG Tax Rate
    Yesterday, the British Columbia (B.C.) government introduced the Liquefied Natural Gas Income Tax Act, which proposes to tax LNG projects at a rate of 1.5% when production begins, rising to 3.5% after capital costs are recovered and then…
  • Oct 22

    Downeast LNG Files to Export to FTA and Non-FTA Nation

    Downeast LNG Files to Export to FTA and Non-FTA Nation
    Downeast LNG (Downeast) has filed applications with the U.S. Department of Energy to export from its proposed bi-directional LNG terminal in Robbinston, Maine, to nations having a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States and to…
  • Oct 21

    B.C. Proposes Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for LNG Facilitie

    B.C. Proposes Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for LNG Facilitie
    Yesterday, the British Columbia (B.C.) government proposed new greenhouse gas emissions standards applicable to LNG facilities that, according to a report in the Globe and Mail, establish a benchmark that is lower than any other in the…
Rank this Week: 86

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: 248

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

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

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 22

    Time To Rename “Environmental” Law

    Time To Rename “Environmental” Law
    Every year in October, the California State Bar Environmental Law Section hosts a three-day conference on the outskirts of Yosemite, attracting prominent lawyers, advocates, and public officials from all over the state. This past weekend, at…
  • Oct 20

    The Ebola Panic

    The Ebola Panic
    The National Lampoon once put out a mock edition of a newspaper from the fictional city of Dacron, Ohio.  There was a screaming headline reading: TWO DACRON WOMEN MISSING.  A much smaller subheading read: Japan destroyed by…
  • Oct 13

    After November, the Deluge?

    After November, the Deluge?
    What will the Republicans do if they take control of the Senate? Will this be Armageddon for Obama’s environmental policies, as both Democrats and Republicans insist?  The truth is likely to be less dramatic, though still bad from…
Rank this Week: 717

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/
  • Oct 1

    New UT Study on Water Use in Oil and Gas Production

    New UT Study on Water Use in Oil and Gas Production
    A new study published by The University of Texas' Bureau of Economic Geology compares the amount of water used in producing oil from shale plays to the water used in producing oil from conventional reservoirs. The study concludes that water…
  • Sep 29

    Texas' New Seismologist

    Texas' New Seismologist
    Michael Brick has written an excellent article in the Houston Chronicle about the Texas Railroad Commission's new seismologist, David Craig Pearson. The article, "Vexed by Earthquakes, Texas Calls In a Scientist," relates the events leading…
  • Sep 23

    EPA Praises RRC

    EPA Praises RRC
    In a letter to the Texas Railroad Commission commenting on the RRC's proposed rules on curbing earthquakes caused by high-pressure injection of waste fluids, the Environmental Protection Agency "applauded the RRC's efforts to ensure it has…
Rank this Week: 895

Switchboard

Switchboard

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

http://switchboard.nrdc.org/
  • Oct 22

    First New York Green Bank deals to bring up to $800MM in Clean Energy Investments to New York State

    First New York Green Bank deals to bring up to $800MM in Clean Energy Investments to New York State
    Doug Sims, Director of Strategy and Finance, Center for Market Innovation, New York: Today, the New York Green Bank (NYGB) announced its first planned transactions. It's a broad, impressive set of offerings that could have…
  • Oct 22

    A Major Agreement That is Good News for Utah Wilderne

    A Major Agreement That is Good News for Utah Wilderne
    Bobby McEnaney, Senior Lands Analyst, Deputy Director Western Renewables Energy Program, DC: Just some of the trout to be found in the Green River, where state surveys have found that this wild and scenic river averages a…
  • Oct 22

    Threat to Cabo Pulmo National Park from Cabo Cortés project re-emerge

    Threat to Cabo Pulmo National Park from Cabo Cortés project re-emerge
    Carolina Herrera, Latin America Advocate, Washington DC: In a move that places Cabo Pulmo National Park at risk once more, a Tribunal Court in Mexico City has effectively thrown out a 2012 decision that cancelled Cabo…
Rank this Week: 1024

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/
  • Oct 21

    BC Rancher conviction for shooting neighbour's dog set aside; new trial ordered

    BC Rancher conviction for shooting neighbour's dog set aside; new trial ordered
    In June, 2011, a BC rancher shot and killed her neighbour's dog.  She was later charged under Section 445(1) of the Criminal Code.  At trial, the rancher claimed the dog had attacked her cattle and relied upon Section 11.1(2) of…
  • Oct 20

    "Shared water does not necessarily make good neighbours" Part 2 - The Appeal

    "Shared water does not necessarily make good neighbours" Part 2 - The Appeal
    In September, 2013, I wrote about a case involving the post-purchase discovery of an underground waterline on a farm.  The purchaser of a 97-acre hobby farm did not know that the vendor, who retained a three-acre parcel next to the farm…
  • Oct 15

    Court declines to find that shared driveway right-of-way was abandoned

    Court declines to find that shared driveway right-of-way was abandoned
    The drawing above shows three adjacent residential properties in Toronto (in blue, pink and yellow) along with a right-of-way that is shared by the three properties (in green).  The street adjacent to the three properties runs down the…
Rank this Week: 1169

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/
  • Oct 17

    An Employer's Responsibility when Domestic Violence Invades the Workplace

    An Employer's Responsibility when Domestic Violence Invades the Workplace
     In the wake of domestic violence charges against NFL players and the public’s outrage at the NFL’s response as a business owner you may be thinking how you might respond when faced with an employee charged with domestic…
  • Aug 29

    The Best Lawyers in America: Mark Landa

    The Best Lawyers in America: Mark Landa
    Mark Landa has been selected to be included in the 21st Edition of the The Best Lawyers in America for his work in the practice area of Environmental Law.  Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on a peer-review survey comprising more than…
  • Aug 4

    Notable Utility Related Bills Passed in 2014 Session

    Notable Utility Related Bills Passed in 2014 Session
    The 2014 session of the Iowa General Assembly brought a few changes to the public utilities law practice in Iowa. Lawmakers focused their utility related discourse on tax credits for renewable energy, renewable fuels and solar energy, purview…
Rank this Week: 1497

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/
Rank this Week: 1773

Renewable + Law

Renewable + Law

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

http://www.lawofrenewableenergy.com/
  • Oct 13

    California PUC Comissioner Michael Peevy to Step Down

    California PUC Comissioner Michael Peevy to Step Down
    Last Thursday, longtime California Public Utilities Comissioner and President Michael Peevy announced he would not seek reappointment at the end of this year, when his second six-year term with the CPUC expires. In making his…
  • Sep 23

    California’s New Streamlined #Solar Permitting Law Goes into Effect

    California’s New Streamlined #Solar Permitting Law Goes into Effect
    Over the weekend, California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 2188, which is designed to streamline the permitting process for small rooftop solar systems. The new law seeks to give California’s Million Solar Roofs target a boost by…
  • Sep 17

    Minnesota Community Solar Garden Program Approved, Set to Open

    Minnesota Community Solar Garden Program Approved, Set to Open
    The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission today issued its long-awaited Order approving (with modifications) Xcel Energy’s Community Solar Garden (CSG) Program - Solar Rewards*Community.  The Order starts the clock for the…
Rank this Week: 1762

Energy Legal Blog

Energy Legal Blog

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

http://www.energylegalblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1700

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: 1639

Energy Law Times

Energy Law Times

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

http://www.energylawtimes.com/
  • Oct 21

    FERC Determines Compliance With Capacity Release Order to Show Cause

    FERC Determines Compliance With Capacity Release Order to Show Cause
                    In March of this year, the Commission initiated a show cause proceeding requiring all pipelines to either: (1) revise their tariffs in accordance with the Commission’s regulations…
  • Oct 7

    Pricing Electric System Reliability in MISO

    Pricing Electric System Reliability in MISO
    There have recently been two significant Orders from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") concerning System Support Resources ("SSRs") for the Midcontinent Independent System Operator ("MISO").
  • Sep 19

    Alternatives to Courthouse Litigation: Resolving Commercial Disputes Without Filing a Lawsuit

    Alternatives to Courthouse Litigation: Resolving Commercial Disputes Without Filing a Lawsuit
    Alston discusses why filing a lawsuit should be viewed as the final option to pursue a resolution in a commercial dispute. Exploring alternative dispute resolution options such as mediation and arbitration can often reduce expenses and time…
Rank this Week: 1885

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: 2052

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Oct 13

    Virginia Announces New Joint Fracking Review Proce

    Virginia Announces New Joint Fracking Review Proce
    Virginia recently announced a special joint review process between the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (“DMME”) and Department of Environmental Quality (“DEQ”) of applications to use hydraulic fracturing in…
  • Oct 10

    Department of Energy No Longer Issuing Conditional Approvals of LNG Export License

    Department of Energy No Longer Issuing Conditional Approvals of LNG Export License
    The Department of Energy (“DOE”) has announced that it will no longer be issuing conditional approvals of export licenses for liquefied natural gas (“LNG”).  DOE will instead wait until the Federal Energy…
  • Sep 8

    Study Finds Artificial Earthquakes Weaker

    Study Finds Artificial Earthquakes Weaker
    A recently released study has found that artificial earthquakes resulting from the use of disposal wells for produced waters and other oil and gas wastewaters are less intense, and in general about sixteen times weaker, than naturally…
Rank this Week: 2354

Offshore Winds

Offshore Winds

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

http://www.offshorewindsblog.com
  • Oct 6

    Greece Initiates Offshore Oil and Gas Tender Proce

    Greece Initiates Offshore Oil and Gas Tender Proce
    Joanne MantisGreece has initiated its tender process for offshore oil and gas (hydrocarbons) exploration as of August 26, 2014. The Greek Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change is seeking bid applications for its offshore oil and…
  • Sep 26

    UPDATE: Punitive Damages for Jones Act Seamen are not “Pining for the Fjords, they’re Dead”!

    UPDATE: Punitive Damages for Jones Act Seamen are not “Pining for the Fjords, they’re Dead”!
    James D. BercawOn September 25, 2014, the en banc Fifth Circuit, in McBride v. Estis Well Serv., L.L.C., No. 12-30714 (5th Cir. Sept. 25, 2014), concluded in a brief opinion that the Supreme Court’s decision of Miles v. Apex Marine…
  • Aug 18

    Don’t Stress, You’re Not Covered: Court Denies Recovery Under Jones Act for Work-Related Stre

    Don’t Stress, You’re Not Covered: Court Denies Recovery Under Jones Act for Work-Related Stre
    Joseph A. Devall, Jr.NOTE: This post was authored for the firm by Spencer Sinclair, a Tulane Law School student who spent part of his summer working at King, Krebs & Jurgens. — JAD Is work-related stress starting to take its toll?…
Rank this Week: 2351

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/
  • Sep 27

    NY Environmental Enforcement Update July 2014, Vol. 1, #19

    NY Environmental Enforcement Update July 2014, Vol. 1, #19
    By Michael J. Lesser, Environmental Law Section, NYSBA © 2014 The month's Update introduces a new feature: EPA Region 2 Administrative Settlements/News. In addition, the Environmental Law Section has published an E-Book entitled "NY…
  • Sep 1

    Fracking Supporters See Continued Judicial Obstacle

    Fracking Supporters See Continued Judicial Obstacle
    By Teresa Bakner Pro horizontal hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") supporters suffered a setback due to two related decisions recently issued in Albany Supreme Court in July 2014: Wallach v. the New York State Dept. of Environmental…
  • Aug 10

    NY Environmental Enforcement Update June 2014, #18

    NY Environmental Enforcement Update June 2014, #18
    By Michael J. Lesser, Environmental Law Section, NYSBA © 2014 Enforcement News EPA Fines US Department of Energy for Nuke Releases The DOE paid a $155,000 fine for twice allowing radiation to escape into the air during the cleanup of...
Rank this Week: 2349

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: 2407

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 30

    USFWS Issues First BGEPA Eagle Take Permit

    USFWS Issues First BGEPA Eagle Take Permit
    On Friday the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Sevice issued its first eagle take permit under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act.  The permit was issued to the operational Shiloh IV wind power project in Northern California.  Over the…
  • Jun 23

    USFWS 30-Year Eagle Take Permit Challenged in Federal Court

    USFWS 30-Year Eagle Take Permit Challenged in Federal Court
    The advocacy group American Bird Conservancy has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, asking the court to invalidate a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service rule that increased the shelf…
  • Jun 2

    Army Corps Permit for Sisk Wind Power Project Affirmed in Federal Court

    Army Corps Permit for Sisk Wind Power Project Affirmed in Federal Court
    A lawsuit challenging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ issuance of a Clean Water Act Section 404 permit to TransCanada’s Sisk Mountain wind power project was denied today in U.S. District Court in Maine. …
Rank this Week: 2199

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…
Rank this Week: 2121

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: 2583

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: 2816

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
  • Oct 22

    Turkey Health, Safety Environment Legal Compliance Audit Protocol

    Turkey Health, Safety Environment Legal Compliance Audit Protocol
    In partnership with our affiliate, Isosceles Group, we are happy to announce the addition of audit protocols for legal compliance to environmental, health and safety standards and laws in Turkey. A rising economic power and a wonderful place…
  • Oct 20

    Brazil Health, Safety, Environment Compliance Legal Audit Protocol

    Brazil Health, Safety, Environment Compliance Legal Audit Protocol
    In partnership with our affiliate, Isosceles Group, we are happy to announce the addition of audit protocols for legal compliance to environmental, health and safety standards and laws in the Brazil. This template and templates for over 30…
  • Oct 18

    China Health, Safety, Environment Compliance Legal Audit Protocol

    China Health, Safety, Environment Compliance Legal Audit Protocol
    In partnership with our affiliate, Isosceles Group, we are happy to announce the addition of audit protocols for legal compliance to environmental, health and safety standards and laws in the China. Download a PDF Preview of the China health…
Rank this Week: 3683

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Oct 21

    A Question of Ethics: Are Members Permitted to Help Companies in Which They Own Stock?

    A Question of Ethics: Are Members Permitted to Help Companies in Which They Own Stock?
    Roll Call October 14, 2014 Q. I heard that Rep. Tom Petri, R-Wis., may face ethics discipline because he assisted companies in which he owned stock. I know that Members are not supposed to use their position for their own personal gain, but I…
  • Oct 20

    Taking Aim – the SEC’s Continued Focus on Hedge Fund

    Taking Aim – the SEC’s Continued Focus on Hedge Fund
    “It is difficult to overstate how much the regulatory landscape for hedge fund managers has changed over the past four years.” So said Norm Champ, director of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Investment…
  • Oct 17

    Update: Supreme Court Declines to Define Instrumentality under FCPA

    Update: Supreme Court Declines to Define Instrumentality under FCPA
    On October 6, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court denied an August 14, 2014, petition for writ of certiorari by Joel Esquenazi and Carlos Rodriquez, former owners of Terra Communications (Terra). The petition asked the court to define who counts as…
Rank this Week: 2980

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
  • Oct 21

    Delay Strikes Down Another Plaintiff

    Delay Strikes Down Another Plaintiff
    Posted by Charles SartainWhy am I always reporting on plaintiffs who wait too long to file their lawsuit? See below for a few possible answers. In the latest Texas case, Trahan v. Mettlen, the Trahans sued in 2010 on a 2006 warranty deed. The…
  • Oct 14

    Faulty Property Description Haunts Louisiana Servitude

    Faulty Property Description Haunts Louisiana Servitude
    Posted by Charles SartainCo-author Brooke Sizer Halloween is approaching, so let’s talk poltergeists – troublesome spirits that haunt a specific location. Where do they come from? In Quality Environmental Processes, Inc. v I.P.…
  • Oct 7

    Easements: Roads Traveled, Less Traveled, and Not Traveled

    Easements: Roads Traveled, Less Traveled, and Not Traveled
    Posted by Charles SartainWhy would anyone buy property without access to a public road? Because it seemed like a good idea at the time, I guess. And often it is, until things change, “things” often being new and unfriendly…
Rank this Week: 3441

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
  • Oct 20

    CRS Report on the Production Tax Credit

    CRS Report on the Production Tax Credit
    On October 2, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) published an overview of the production tax credit (PTC). The report is available here. It contains a helpful summary of the history of the PTC and an insightful discussion of the PTC and…
  • Oct 13

    Discovery Order Issued in “SolarCity” Cash Grant Litigation — Treasury to Provide Benchmarking Material

    Discovery Order Issued in “SolarCity” Cash Grant Litigation — Treasury to Provide Benchmarking Material
    On October 6, 2014, Judge Eric G. Bruggink of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims issued an order on the disputed production of documents and interrogatory responses requested from the U.S. Department of the Treasury by plaintiffs, investors in…
  • Oct 6

    Joint Committee’s Report on Energy Tax Incentives Misses the Mark on Green Job

    Joint Committee’s Report on Energy Tax Incentives Misses the Mark on Green Job
    The Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) on September 16 published a report analyzing federal energy tax incentives. The report is available here. The report is generally insightful; however, it has a misguided job-creation…
Rank this Week: 3183

Megawatt: British Columbia…

Megawatt: British Columbia Renewable Energy Law Blog

Covers the renewable energy sector. By Clark Wilson LLP.

http://www.bcenergyblog.com/
  • 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…
  • Oct 14

    BC Mega Dam Granted Environmental Approval

    BC Mega Dam Granted Environmental Approval
    Today, the proposed Site C 1,100 MW hydroelectric dam in northern British Columbia received environmental assessment (EA) approvals from both the Provincial [pdf] and Federal [pdf] Governments. In issuing its…
  • Jun 27

    Canada High Court Decision Impacts Energy Project Development

    Canada High Court Decision Impacts Energy Project Development
    The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) by unanimous decision on June 26, 2014 in the case of Tsilhqot’ in Nation v. British Columbia declared for the first time “Aboriginal title” in Canada for the Tsilhqot’in Nation over…
Rank this Week: 3704

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: 3537

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
  • Sep 2

    Illinois Open Data Access Framework

    Illinois Open Data Access Framework
    The Citizens Utility Board ("CUB") and the Environmental Defense Fund ("EDF") recently filed a joint petition asking the Illinois Commerce Commission ("ICC" or "the Commission") to initiate a proceeding to adopt the Illinois Open Data Access…
  • Aug 15

    Ever Wondered ... What's Uplift?

    Ever Wondered ... What's Uplift?
    Before the chill of last winter’s polar vortex, many in the industry may not have even heard the term uplift payments. If you are still wondering exactly how it works, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") has a docket and…
  • Jul 25

    Energy Resilience Bank Coming to New Jersey

    Energy Resilience Bank Coming to New Jersey
    This week the state of New Jersey took an innovative step in its continuing quest to remain Stronger than the Storm. The N.J. Board of Public Utilities ("BPU") approved Docket No. QO14060626, a subrecipient agreement with the N.J. Economic…
Rank this Week: 3745

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: 3382

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/
  • Oct 20

    Oversupply Litigation Milestone: FERC Approves BPA Oversupply Management Protocol

    Oversupply Litigation Milestone: FERC Approves BPA Oversupply Management Protocol
    At its monthly meeting last week, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") approved the Bonneville Power Administration's "Oversupply Management Protocol," marking a major litigation milestone in Bonneville's controversial efforts to…
  • Oct 17

    Governor Inslee to Keynote Washington Future Energy Conference

    Governor Inslee to Keynote Washington Future Energy Conference
    Please join us at the Washington Future Energy Conference on November 5. Gordon Thomas Honeywell is proud to be a major sponsor of this event. Now in its fifth year, the Future Energy Conference brings together energy innovators, utilities,…
  • Oct 7

    Navy Seeks Renewable Resources Through a WAPA RFP

    Navy Seeks Renewable Resources Through a WAPA RFP
    Last week, the Western Area Power Administration ("WAPA") issued a Request for Proposals ("RFP") seeking renewable energy for Navy bases located in WAPA's California service territory. The RFP seeks bids for new renewable generation projects…
Rank this Week: 4133

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/
  • Oct 16

    Sierra Club Asks Court to Ban Use of Legacy DOT-111 Tank Car

    Sierra Club Asks Court to Ban Use of Legacy DOT-111 Tank Car
    By John Gray and Carlos Moreno As if crude producers and midstream transportation companies don’t already have enough problems trying to get crude oil from production fields to refineries thanks to inadequate pipeline infrastructure,…
  • Oct 6

    Liskow & Lewis Attorney to Participate in TexFed Oil & Gas Conference

    Liskow & Lewis Attorney to Participate in TexFed Oil & Gas Conference
    By John Bradford In early November, the Texas Federal Tax Institute will host the TexFed: Oil & Gas Tax Conference in New York City. This is the first time a conference of this nature will be held in the Big Apple, and I am honored to…
  • Sep 16

    Trans Energy Settlement Shows Need for E&P Wetlands Compliance Strategy

    Trans Energy Settlement Shows Need for E&P Wetlands Compliance Strategy
    By Robert E. Holden and Lesley F. Pietras On September 2, 2014, the Department of Justice announced a settlement in United States v. Trans Energy, Inc., No. 14-117 (N.D.W.Va.), requiring the oil and gas company to pay $3 million in civil…
Rank this Week: 4552

Oil and Gas Law Digest

Oil and Gas Law Digest

By Austin W. Brister.

http://www.oilandgaslawdigest.com
  • Sep 17

    The 1989 JOA: Horizontal Modifications and Other Crucial Update

    The 1989 JOA: Horizontal Modifications and Other Crucial Update
    The 1989 JOA is one of the most common O&G forms. However, updates are need in response to 25 years of case law and continually evolving custom & practice. Introduction As we discussed in the last article pertaining to Oil and Gas…
  • Sep 1

    Introduction to Joint Operating Agreement

    Introduction to Joint Operating Agreement
    The joint operating agreement (“JOA”) is the most commonly used instrument in the oil and gas industry, surpassed only by the oil and gas lease.   A JOA provides the contractual basis for the cooperative exploration,…
  • Sep 1

    Introduction to Joint Operating Agreement

    Introduction to Joint Operating Agreement
    The joint operating agreement (“JOA”) is the most commonly used instrument in the oil and gas industry, surpassed only by the oil and gas lease.   A JOA provides the contractual basis for the cooperative exploration,…
Rank this Week: 3952

FERCBlog

FERCBlog

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

http://www.fercblog.com/blog-2/
  • May 4

    Power Plant Makes Wisconsin Pay

    Power Plant Makes Wisconsin Pay
      A Michigan power plant’s threatened closure may cost Wisconsin ratepayers over $48 million to preserve it’s continuous operation.  The proposed cost for Michigan ratepayers is $4 million, or twelve times less than…
  • Mar 30

    Congress Reacts to Metcalf Attack

    Congress Reacts to Metcalf Attack
    On March 26th, Representative Henry Waxman (D – CA 33rd District), introduced the following bill, H. R. 4298, “To amend the Federal Power Act to protect the bulk-power system and electric infrastructure critical to the United…
  • Mar 9

    New Blog Posts Coming Soon!

    New Blog Posts Coming Soon!
    The post New Blog Posts Coming Soon! appeared first on FERCblog.com.
Rank this Week: 3962

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: 4337

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: 4419

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: 4480