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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
  • Jun 23

    DOE Releases LNG Export Data through April 2017

    DOE Releases LNG Export Data through April 2017
    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released data on U.S. LNG exports and imports for the period January 2017 through April 2017.  The data show that, during April, 15 cargoes of domestically produced LNG were shipped from Cheniere…
  • Jun 23

    Corpus Christi Liquefaction Files Construction Status Report

    Corpus Christi Liquefaction Files Construction Status Report
    Corpus Christi Liquefaction has filed a report with FERC covering construction progress at its export terminal at Corpus Christi, Texas, though May 2017.  The report states that engineering has progressed to 100.0%, procurement has…
  • Jun 21

    Open Season Underway for Alaska LNG Capacity

    Open Season Underway for Alaska LNG Capacity
    Alaska Gasline Development Corp. (AGDC) has announced the commencement of a foundation customer capacity solicitation to determine the foundation customers who wish to reserve capacity on the proposed Alaska LNG Project. “The capacity…
Rank this Week: 249

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: 361

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/
  • Jun 19

    TAMEST Report on Impacts of Shale Development in Texa

    TAMEST Report on Impacts of Shale Development in Texa
    The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST) has issued a report on the environmental and community impacts of shale development in Texas. The report can be viewed on the TAMEST website. Its authors reviewed available…
  • Jun 13

    Beware the Blanket Conveyance Clause in a Mineral Deed

    Beware the Blanket Conveyance Clause in a Mineral Deed
    In March, the Texas Supreme Court decided James H. Davis, Individually and d/b/a JD Minerals, and JDMI, LLC v. Mark Mueller, No. 16-0155. (Davis v. Mueller) The Court construed a mineral deed to JD Minerals covering interests in Harrison…
  • Jun 9

    Oil and the Navy

    Oil and the Navy
    I highly recommend a recent article by Liam Denning in Bloomberg, “Oil’s New World Disorder.” The US’s decreasing dependence on oil imports, and China and India’s increasing dependence on oil, coincide with the…
Rank this Week: 590

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

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

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 23

    Fenceline

    Fenceline
    The Supreme Court ruled today on Murr v. Wisconsin, a takings case that could have potentially had a major effect on land use regulation.  The Supreme Court has ruled that a “taking” of private property exists if the state…
  • Jun 22

    After Trump

    After Trump
    Fighting the Trump/Ryan/Pruitt assault on environmental protection necessarily absorbs a huge amount of our energy. But eventually, the current conservative stranglehold on the national government will come to an end. Sooner or later, the…
  • Jun 19

    The Truth About Environmental Originalism

    The Truth About Environmental Originalism
    Scott Pruitt has taken to talking about environmental originalism – going back to the original intent of our environmental laws. But he’s got the original intent completely backwards. The statutes weren’t intended to…
Rank this Week: 740

Energy Law Times

Energy Law Times

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

http://www.energylawtimes.com/
Rank this Week: 1031

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/
  • 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…
  • May 26

    “Crude and imperfect” expert report enough to survive summary judgment in Arkansas subsurface trespa

    “Crude and imperfect” expert report enough to survive summary judgment in Arkansas subsurface trespa
    The 8th Circuit held on Monday, May 22, 2017, that the Arkansas district court abused its discretion when it granted summary judgment for the defendants in a subsurface trespass case.  The appellate court instead held that the…
Rank this Week: 1374

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: 1116

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

http://www.nimonik.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1635

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: 1498

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: 1801

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: 1540

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: 2070

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: 1595

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Jun 23

    Proposed Rules Aimed at High-Risk Brokers Confirm FINRA Push for Firms to “Do Their Part”

    Proposed Rules Aimed at High-Risk Brokers Confirm FINRA Push for Firms to “Do Their Part”
    Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) President and CEO Robert Cook spoke earlier this month at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, where he outlined several proposals to further what he called one of…
  • Jun 19

    Debt Collector Defined: Supreme Court Exempts Debt Purchaser

    Debt Collector Defined: Supreme Court Exempts Debt Purchaser
    On behalf of a unanimous Supreme Court, Justice Neil Gorsuch delivered his first opinion on June 12 to determine whether debt purchasers fall within the statutory language under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) as debt…
  • Jun 7

    U.S. Supreme Court Indirectly Limits Important Component of DOJ’s FCPA Pilot Program

    U.S. Supreme Court Indirectly Limits Important Component of DOJ’s FCPA Pilot Program
    On June 5, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held in Kokesh v. Securities and Exchange Commission, No. 16-529, that the SEC may not reach beyond the general five year statute of limitations period in order to obtain “ill-gotten…
Rank this Week: 2598

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: 2563

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/
  • Jun 23

    Biofuel Industry Sends Letter On RVP To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee

    Biofuel Industry Sends Letter On RVP To Senate Environment And Public Works Committee
    By Kathleen M. Roberts On June 12, 2017, 28 companies representing the advanced and cellulosic biofuel industry sent a letter to the members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee  requesting their support for the…
  • Jun 23

    NCGA Launches The “Consider Corn Challenge”

    NCGA Launches The “Consider Corn Challenge”
    By Lauren M. Graham, Ph.D. On June 7, 2017, the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), along with innovation facilitator NineSigma, announced the launch of a global competition to identify new and innovative uses for corn as a…
  • Jun 23

    BIO Announces 2017 Rosalind Franklin Award Winner

    BIO Announces 2017 Rosalind Franklin Award Winner
    By Lauren M. Graham, Ph.D. On June 14, 2017, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) announced that biotech industry veteran Vonnie Estes would receive the 4th annual Rosalind Franklin Award for Leadership in Industrial…
Rank this Week: 3183

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
  • Jun 22

    An Unusual Way To Hold an Oil and Gas Lease

    An Unusual Way To Hold an Oil and Gas Lease
    Co-author Chance Decker Here is what we believe is an unusual situation: A gas unit is formed. The gas well ceases to produce. Another gas well produces from an oil unit, but the lease at issue is not included in the oil unit. Is the lease…
  • Jun 20

    Why Leaving the Paris Climate Accord Could Be a Good Thing

    Why Leaving the Paris Climate Accord Could Be a Good Thing
    The climate change debate is too complex, agenda-driven, and politicized to be addressed adequately in these pages. But the hysteria and faux outrage over President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord is enough to…
  • Jun 14

    Texas Mineral Deeds Survive the Statute of Fraud

    Texas Mineral Deeds Survive the Statute of Fraud
    According to Mr. Bumble, the law is an ass. I disagree (Know a lawyer who’s an ass? That’s another conversation). In Davis v. Mueller the law was not an ass, per se, but as applied by the Texas Supreme Court it showed little…
Rank this Week: 2781

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 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…
  • Jun 2

    Do Climate Accords Matter? [Gaille Energy Blog Issue 46]

    Do Climate Accords Matter? [Gaille Energy Blog Issue 46]
    Talking heads have been complaining about (or alternatively, celebrating) President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accord.  Lost in their arguing is a simple question.  Can climate accords make (much of) a…
Rank this Week: 2133

Renewable + Law

Renewable + Law

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

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

    Updates to Energy Related Bills in the 2017-2018 California Legislative Session

    Updates to Energy Related Bills in the 2017-2018 California Legislative Session
    Stoel Rives’ Energy Team has been monitoring and providing summaries of key energy-related bills introduced by California legislators since the beginning of the 2017-2018 Legislative Session. June 2, 2017 was the deadline by which the…
  • May 25

    California Agencies Hold En Banc on Retail and Customer Electricity Choice

    California Agencies Hold En Banc on Retail and Customer Electricity Choice
    On May 19, 2017, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the California Energy Commission (CEC) held a joint en banc on customer and retail choice in California. In attendance were CPUC Commissioners Guzman Aceves, Randolph,…
  • May 12

    MPUC Approves Multi-Year Rate Case Settlement, Opens Docket to Develop Performance Metric

    MPUC Approves Multi-Year Rate Case Settlement, Opens Docket to Develop Performance Metric
    Yesterday, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (“MPUC”) approved a settlement between Xcel Energy and various intervening stakeholders, to resolve the revenue requirement issues in Xcel Energy’s pending multi-year rate…
Rank this Week: 3302

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: 3263

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
  • 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…
  • 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: 2688

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…
Rank this Week: 2239

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: 3288

FERCBlog

FERCBlog

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

http://www.fercblog.com
  • Jun 22

    Transmission Developers file Section 206 Complaint against NYISO

    Transmission Developers file Section 206 Complaint against NYISO
    Competitive Transmission Developers file Section 206 Complaint against NYISO alleging that the New York Independent System Operator’s AC Transmission Public Policy Transmission Needs Project Solicitation (“Feb 29…
  • Apr 19

    U.S. Supreme Court Blasts Maryland for Distorting PJM’s Capacity Market

    U.S. Supreme Court Blasts Maryland for Distorting PJM’s Capacity Market
    The U.S. Supreme Court blasts Maryland for distorting PJM’s capacity market, thus affirming the Fourth Circuit’s ruling that the Maryland Public Service Commission’s Generation Order is field preempted by FERC’s…
  • Jan 25

    D.C. Circuit Overturned!

    D.C. Circuit Overturned!
    The Supreme Court has reversed the D.C. Circuit’s opinion in Federal Energy Regulatory Commission v. Electric Power Supply Association, ruling that FERC Order 745 complies with the plain terms of the Federal Power Act. Active demand…
Rank this Week: 2706

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: 2134

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: 4454

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Jun 20

    EIA: U.S. Refineries Are Running at Record-High Level

    EIA: U.S. Refineries Are Running at Record-High Level
    According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, “Gross inputs to U.S. petroleum refineries, also referred to as refinery runs, averaged a record high 17.7 million barrels per day (b/d) for the week ending May 26, before…
  • Jun 19

    Energy Hearings this Week

    Energy Hearings this Week
    House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development hearing on the budget for the Energy Department. Date: Tuesday, June 20, 1 p.m. Place: 2359 Rayburn Bldg. Agenda and Witnesses    Draft Bill — Fiscal 2018…
  • Jun 12

    Hearings This Week

    Hearings This Week
    Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on the nominations of Kristine Svinicki to be a member of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission; Annie Caputo to be a member of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission; David Wright to be…
Rank this Week: 4505

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 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…
  • Jun 2

    Do Climate Accords Matter? [Gaille Energy Blog Issue 46]

    Do Climate Accords Matter? [Gaille Energy Blog Issue 46]
    Talking heads have been complaining about (or alternatively, celebrating) President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accord.  Lost in their arguing is a simple question.  Can climate accords make (much of) a…
Rank this Week: 3874

Offshore Winds

Offshore Winds

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

http://www.offshorewindsblog.com
  • 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…
  • May 16

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection Withdraws Proposed Changes to Jones Act Ruling

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection Withdraws Proposed Changes to Jones Act Ruling
    In a move hailed as a win for international offshore marine contractors and oil companies operating in the Gulf of Mexico and decried as a setback for domestic shipping interests, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) has…
  • Mar 14

    Takeaways from the 2017 Annual Longshore Conference

    Takeaways from the 2017 Annual Longshore Conference
    The 2017 Annual Longshore Conference was held last week at the Intercontinental Hotel in New Orleans. The annual conference, which is presented by Loyola University New Orleans College of Law in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Labor,…
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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: 3553

Oil and Gas Law Digest

Oil and Gas Law Digest

By Austin W. Brister.

http://www.oilandgaslawdigest.com
Rank this Week: 3824

The Contingency

The Contingency

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

http://www.thecontingency.com
  • Mar 19

    A Trial Lawyer for the Supreme Court?

    A Trial Lawyer for the Supreme Court?
    In the last quarter-century and more, no current member of the Supreme Court tried a lawsuit of any kind to a judge or jury. Almost none of the justices has ever tried a civil case to verdict. And before their honors became appellate…
  • Dec 18

    No Class?

    No Class?
    A question of numbers Class actions can save courts and parties a lot of time and money. But what if the class includes just a few members? How much time and money will the class action device save then? The Third Circuit grappled with that…
  • Nov 13

    Pessimism Promotes Gambling in Decision-Making

    Pessimism Promotes Gambling in Decision-Making
    Election results Many voters believed that the major U.S. political parties offered them two disappointing choices for President this year. Although their reasons for disparaging their options varied from voter to voter, a rough consensus…
Rank this Week: 3713

Inside Africa law

Inside Africa law

Covers legal developments around Africa. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.insideafricalaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 3795

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: 4381

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: 3641

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: 4812

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: 4351

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: 4677

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: 5174

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: 4564

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: 4629

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: 4223