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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
  • Apr 19

    Freeport LNG Pushes Back In-Service Date to Sept. 2019

    Freeport LNG Pushes Back In-Service Date to Sept. 2019
    Reuters reports that Freeport LNG has pushed back the projected start date for its $13 billion LNG export terminal under construction on Quintana Island, Texas, by about nine months to around September 1, 2019. Freeport LNG announced that the…
  • Apr 13

    Lake Charles LNG Requests Extension of Construction Commencement Date

    Lake Charles LNG Requests Extension of Construction Commencement Date
    In its monthly status report to FERC, Lake Charles LNG stated that on February 2, 2018, it requested from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality an additional 18-month extension of the deadline to commence construction of its…
  • Apr 13

    Cove Point LNG Facility Enters Commercial Service

    Cove Point LNG Facility Enters Commercial Service
    Dominion Energy has announced that its Cove Point LNG terminal (DECP) in Lusby, Md., has entered commercial service for natural gas liquefaction and export. According to the press release, after completing a planned maintenance outage, the…
Rank this Week: 139

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://www.alstonenvironment.com/
Rank this Week: 509

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: 441

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

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

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 19

    Hurricane Recovery in Texa

    Hurricane Recovery in Texa
    Hurricane Harvey made landfall in the U.S. on August 25, 2017. That probably seems like ancient history to many Americans who live outside the area. The storm has certainly dropped out of the national media. It’s not easy to find…
  • Apr 18

    SB 827 (To Boost Homes Near Transit) Killed In Committee

    SB 827 (To Boost Homes Near Transit) Killed In Committee
    Yesterday afternoon, SB 827 (Wiener) was killed in its first committee. Though a number of legislators acknowledged California’s severe housing shortage, few were willing to risk the political backlash of taking on the local government…
  • Apr 17

    SB 827 and the Concept of Deregulation

    SB 827 and the Concept of Deregulation
    Perhaps the biggest topic in land-use law and housing affordability in California over the past couple of months has been a piece of legislation introduced by State Senator Wiener, SB 827.  Ethan has blogged quite a bit about the bill…
Rank this Week: 704

Oil and Gas Lawyer Blog

Oil and Gas Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.oilandgaslawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    Texas Supreme Court Opines on Retained Acreage Clause

    Texas Supreme Court Opines on Retained Acreage Clause
    Last Friday the Texas Supreme Court issued opinions in XOG Operating, LLC v. Chesapeake Exploration Limited Partnership et al., No. 15-0935, and Endeavor Energy Resources, L.P. et al. v. Discovery Operating, Inc. et al., No. 16-0155.  In…
  • Apr 11

    Superior Court of Pennsylvania Disagrees with Texas Supreme Court on Whether Rule of Capture Applies to Hydraulic Fracturing

    Superior Court of Pennsylvania Disagrees with Texas Supreme Court on Whether Rule of Capture Applies to Hydraulic Fracturing
    On April 2, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania issued its opinion in Briggs v. Southwestern Energy Production Co., 2018 PA Super 79, No. 1351 MDA 2017.  It held that “hydraulic fracturing may constitute an actionable trespass where…
  • Apr 6

    MD America’s Remarkable Use of Allocation Well

    MD America’s Remarkable Use of Allocation Well
    Here is a permit plat for a new MD America Well in Madison County. All wells shown, including the new well, are in the MadisonVille, W. (Woodbine -A-) Field. Every well but two on the plat is an allocation well. Click on image to enlarge.…
Rank this Week: 926

Energy Law Times

Energy Law Times

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

http://www.energylawtimes.com/
Rank this Week: 1064

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: 1037

Nimonik

Nimonik

Covers Canadian environmental and energy law.

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

    France Makes Indoor Air Monitoring Compulsory for Institutions Concerned with Children

    France Makes Indoor Air Monitoring Compulsory for Institutions Concerned with Children
    The French National Environmental Commitment Act made indoor air quality monitoring mandatory in the following institutions concerned with children: facilities for children under 6 years of age (crèches, day-care centers, etc.);…
  • Apr 19

    Determinants of Indoor Air Quality

    Determinants of Indoor Air Quality
    Indoor air quality affects our health without us realizing it. We usually attribute non-specific symptoms like headache, fatigue, and irritation to job related stress or other factors but it is likely that these symptoms are due to poor air…
  • Apr 17

    Pressure to Improve Urban Air Quality is Growing

    Pressure to Improve Urban Air Quality is Growing
    Air quality is a critical part of our well being and the pressure to improve it has been increasing. As populations have migrated towards cities and our use of vehicles has increased, air quality in our urban centres has degraded…
Rank this Week: 4426

Renewable + Law

Renewable + Law

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

http://www.lawofrenewableenergy.com/
Rank this Week: 3750

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/
  • Apr 17

    DOE Announces Bioproducts, Grown and Made in America Webinar In Time For Earth Day

    DOE Announces Bioproducts, Grown and Made in America Webinar In Time For Earth Day
    By Lynn L. Bergeson On April 13, 2018, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) announced an upcoming webinar entitled “Bioproducts, Grown and Made in America”  that will focus on…
  • Apr 13

    Algae Agriculture Act Of 2018 Introduced To The House Of Representative

    Algae Agriculture Act Of 2018 Introduced To The House Of Representative
    By Lynn L. Bergeson Representative Scott Peters (D-CA) recently introduced the Algae Agriculture Act of 2018 (H.R. 5373) to the House of Representatives. The bill, sponsored by Representatives Andy Biggs (R-AZ), Derek Kilmer (D-WA), and…
  • Apr 13

    USTIC Determines Argentinian And Indonesian Biodiesel Dumping Injured U.S. Industry

    USTIC Determines Argentinian And Indonesian Biodiesel Dumping Injured U.S. Industry
    By Lynn L. Bergeson On April 3, 2018, the United States International Trade Commission (USITC) announced that companies from Argentina and Indonesia will face new anti-dumping duties after findings by the U.S. Department of Commerce…
Rank this Week: 2071

Fracking Insider

Fracking Insider

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

http://www.frackinginsider.com
  • Apr 17

    Energy Hearings This Week

    Energy Hearings This Week
    April 17 – House Committee on Energy and Commerce  Subcommittee on Energy Hearing: Oversight of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the FY2019 Budget Witnesses: The Honorable Neil Chatterjee: Commissioner, Federal Energy…
  • Apr 10

    Energy Related Hearings This Week

    Energy Related Hearings This Week
    Senate Environment and Public Works  Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety Hearing: “Cooperative Federalism Under the Clean Air Act: State Perspectives.” Date: April 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am EDT House Committee on…
  • Mar 19

    Energy Hearings This Week

    Energy Hearings This Week
    House Committee on Natural Resources – Hearing https://www.bgov.com/events/BDMS264897205 Topic: Subcommittee on Federal Lands Hearing: The Subcommittee on Federal Lands will hold a legislative hearing on the following bill: – H.R.…
Rank this Week: 3561

Energy & the Law

Energy & the Law

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

http://www.energyandthelaw.com
  • Apr 17

    Farmout Agreement Worked Over by the Court

    Farmout Agreement Worked Over by the Court
    Co-author Chance Decker What could go wrong when the well recovers two times its costs in nine months? Plenty, as we see in Dimock v. Sutherland Energy. In a Seismic Exploration and Farmout Agreement, Dimock farmed out a 15-section area in…
  • Apr 9

    NPRI Reservation Survives Rule Against Perpetuitie

    NPRI Reservation Survives Rule Against Perpetuitie
    Co-author Chance Decker Recall the Battle of the Bastards: The heroic Lady Sansa and the duplicitous Lord Baelish gallop over the hill to save the foolish Jon Snow from the heinous Ramsey Bolton. In similar fashion, but without the…
  • Mar 27

    Fraud Claim Rejected for Unreasonable Reliance

    Fraud Claim Rejected for Unreasonable Reliance
    Co-author Chance Decker The ruling from the Supreme Court of Texas in JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A., et al v. Orca Assets, G.P., L.L.C. was foreseeable. Experienced energy professionals who pass on the opportunity to examine title for themselves…
Rank this Week: 3307

Energy Law Today

Energy Law Today

By Fox Rothschild LLP.

https://energylawtoday.foxrothschild.com/
  • Apr 13

    Here’s to Finishing the Week Strong

    Here’s to Finishing the Week Strong
      It is finally Friday. Many of us have had a long week and we are finishing the week strong. We are looking forward to a glass of champagne in our pjs since it is finally the weekend and we made it through the week. Ok, maybe that is…
  • Apr 9

    Light, Sweet Crude Oil and Price

    Light, Sweet Crude Oil and Price
    Today, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (“EIA”) issued its Today in Energy entitled U.S. Crude Oil Production Growth Projected to be Led by Light, Sweet Crude Oil. We all know that I have a sweet tooth, but we…
  • Apr 9

    Oil & Gas Update: What is New in the Cowboy State?

    Oil & Gas Update: What is New in the Cowboy State?
    Flying into the Yellowstone Regional Airport in Cody, Wyoming, last week gave me a much-needed dose of the Cowboy State. Cody, a quiet and welcoming cowboy town named after Colonel “Buffalo Bill” Cody, is an amazing gem of the…
Rank this Week: 1783

Energy and Natural Resources Blog

Energy and Natural Resources Blog

Covers energy law, public utilities, and environmental law. By Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie.

https://blog.lrrc.com/energy/
Rank this Week: 1878

Cross-Border Counselor: What…

Cross-Border Counselor: What Canadian Companies and Their Advisors Need to Know About U.S. Law

Collection of articles and updates about U.S. law issues of concern to Canadian companies that have assets, do business, raise funds or are listed for trading in the United States, as well as the attorneys, accountants and banks that advise them.By Dorsey & Whitney LLP’s Canada cross-border practice group.

https://crossbordercounselor.com/
  • Apr 10

    Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Requires More Than a Policy

    Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Requires More Than a Policy
    The recent settlement agreement between Kinross Gold Company and the Securities and Exchange Commission is a reminder to Canadian cross-listed companies that it is not enough to adopt a parent-company level anti-corruption policy designed to…
  • Apr 5

    The Americans with Disabilities Act: A Brief Primer on the ADA

    The Americans with Disabilities Act: A Brief Primer on the ADA
    Like Canada, the United States has federal legislation protecting employees with disabilities. While Canada has the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Canadian Human Rights Act, the United States has the Americans with…
  • Apr 2

    A Reminder to Track Rule 701 Equity Awards to U.S. Resident

    A Reminder to Track Rule 701 Equity Awards to U.S. Resident
    Canadian companies relying on Rule 701 under the Securities Act of 1933 to exempt their U.S. awards of stock options and other types of compensatory equity (such as RSUs and PSUs), need to track on an ongoing basis the amount of grants being…
Rank this Week: 1743

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/
  • Apr 9

    PA Superior Court revives trespass claim against fracking company

    PA Superior Court revives trespass claim against fracking company
    Last Monday, a three-judge panel of the Pennsylvania Superior Court revived a trespass claim against a fracking company. The claim, which was previously defeated by summary judgment, could return to the trial court for determination of…
  • Feb 28

    Study observes possible links between hydraulic fracturing wastewater injection and seismic activity in Kansa

    Study observes possible links between hydraulic fracturing wastewater injection and seismic activity in Kansa
    A new study published this month purports to link seismic activity in Kansas to wastewater disposal associated with hydraulic fracturing. Justin Rubinstein, the lead researcher, suggested that further research was needed to examine the…
  • Jan 26

    Controversial study attempts to link fracking to poor infant health

    Controversial study attempts to link fracking to poor infant health
    Last month, in an article published in the journal Science Advances, economics professors at Princeton University, the University of Chicago, and the University of California, Los Angeles attempted to link fracking to low birth weight. The…
Rank this Week: 2481

Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Hydraulic Fracking Blog

Covers the issues surrounding shale and hydraulic fracturing--commonly known as fracking. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

https://www.hydraulicfrackingblog.com/
  • Apr 9

    PA Superior Court revives trespass claim against fracking company

    PA Superior Court revives trespass claim against fracking company
    Last Monday, a three-judge panel of the Pennsylvania Superior Court revived a trespass claim against a fracking company. The claim, which was previously defeated by summary judgment, could return to the trial court for determination of…
  • Feb 28

    Study observes possible links between hydraulic fracturing wastewater injection and seismic activity in Kansa

    Study observes possible links between hydraulic fracturing wastewater injection and seismic activity in Kansa
    A new study published this month purports to link seismic activity in Kansas to wastewater disposal associated with hydraulic fracturing. Justin Rubinstein, the lead researcher, suggested that further research was needed to examine the…
  • Jan 26

    Controversial study attempts to link fracking to poor infant health

    Controversial study attempts to link fracking to poor infant health
    Last month, in an article published in the journal Science Advances, economics professors at Princeton University, the University of Chicago, and the University of California, Los Angeles attempted to link fracking to low birth weight. The…
Rank this Week: 3341

The Renewable Entrepreneur

The Renewable Entrepreneur

A cleantech and renewable energy law blog for startups, small businesses, established companies, consultants, entrepreneurs and lawyers working in the renewable energy and cleantech industries.

https://www.cleantechdocs.com/blogs/therenewableentrepreneur
  • Apr 5

    Letters of Intent (LOI) for Power Purchase Agreement

    Letters of Intent (LOI) for Power Purchase Agreement
    A power purchase agreement ("PPA") is a financial agreement where a developer arranges for the design, permitting, financing and installation of a renewable energy system on a customer’s property at little to no cost. PPAs are excellent…
  • Apr 5

    Letters of Intent (LOI) for Power Purchase Agreement

    Letters of Intent (LOI) for Power Purchase Agreement
    A power purchase agreement ("PPA") is a financial agreement where a developer arranges for the design, permitting, financing and installation of a renewable energy system on a customer’s property at little to no cost. PPAs are excellent…
  • Feb 26

    Unlicensed Solar Energy Providers Find Hope In Recent California Case

    Unlicensed Solar Energy Providers Find Hope In Recent California Case
    On February 1, 2018, a cautionary positive tale for unlicensed solar developers and PPA providers in California unfolded with a court ruling that a company can sell solar energy to homeowners without a contractor’s license if it only…
Rank this Week: 1951

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/
  • Apr 5

    Third Circuit Issues Long-Awaited Ruling in OPA Liability Case

    Third Circuit Issues Long-Awaited Ruling in OPA Liability Case
    On March 29, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued its ruling in In re: Petition of Frescati Shipping Co., Ltd., as Owner of the M/T ATHOS I, Nos. 16-3552, 16-3867 & 16-3868 (3d Cir. Mar. 29, 2018). …
  • Mar 23

    Fifth Circuit Throws Out DOL Fiduciary Rule

    Fifth Circuit Throws Out DOL Fiduciary Rule
    The United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal vacated the entire DOL Fiduciary rule in a split decision on March 15, 2018, U.S. Chamber of Commerce v. DOL, No. 17-10238 (5th Cir. 3/15/2018).  Two other circuits have upheld the DOL rule…
  • Mar 8

    FBA Provides Update on Maritime Developments in New Orleans and the Lower Mississippi River Region

    FBA Provides Update on Maritime Developments in New Orleans and the Lower Mississippi River Region
    I attended a great meeting yesterday at the Port of New Orleans hosted by the FBA Admiralty Law Committee. Here are some bullets and takeaways, which are certainly of interest to anyone in the maritime industry along the lower Mississippi…
Rank this Week: 3756

Subject to Inquiry

Subject to Inquiry

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

http://www.subjecttoinquiry.com/
  • Apr 2

    Does United States v. Ying Expand the Knowledge Requirement for “Classical” Insider Trading?

    Does United States v. Ying Expand the Knowledge Requirement for “Classical” Insider Trading?
    On March 14, 2018, the SEC and DOJ sued Jun Ying, a former Chief Information Officer within an Equifax Inc. business unit, for insider trading. Specifically, they accused him of knowing about a significant Equifax data breach prior to its…
  • Mar 22

    Supreme Court Holds DOJ’s Feet to the Fire in Tax Crime Case

    Supreme Court Holds DOJ’s Feet to the Fire in Tax Crime Case
    In Marinello v. United States, an opinion released yesterday, the Supreme Court adopted a narrowing interpretation of the tax code’s broadest criminal provision, the “tax obstruction” statute 26 U.S.C. § 7212(a). …
  • Mar 21

    “White Hat” Ethical Hackers and Corporate Investigation

    “White Hat” Ethical Hackers and Corporate Investigation
    This post originally appeared in our sister publication, Password Protected. A “white hat” is an ethical computer hacker who specializes in penetration testing and other testing methodologies to ensure the security of an…
Rank this Week: 2518

The Contingency

The Contingency

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

http://www.thecontingency.com
Rank this Week: 2526

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/
Rank this Week: 1416

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/
  • Feb 2

    Maine Wind Energy Update

    Maine Wind Energy Update
    Ten years ago, Maine’s Task Force on Wind Energy set ambitious goals for wind development in the State, including a 2015 target of 1,000 MW and a 2020 target of 3,000 MW (including 300 MW offshore) of installed capacity. Today, Maine…
  • Nov 15

    Maine Department of Environmental Protection Issues Draft Wind Energy Act Rule

    Maine Department of Environmental Protection Issues Draft Wind Energy Act Rule
    After more than a year of pre-rulemaking process including issuance of two drafts, the Maine DEP has commenced formal rulemaking and today issued draft rules for wind energy developments in Maine. The formal draft largely tracks the most…
  • Nov 7

    Microgrids: The Next “Big” Thing?

    Microgrids: The Next “Big” Thing?
    There has been a lot of conversation lately about “microgrids.”  And, given the significant power outages experienced in Maine and the Northeast this past week due to extreme weather events, these conversations are bound to…
Rank this Week: 2869

Gaille Energy Blog

Gaille Energy Blog

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

http://gaillelaw.com/energy-law-blog/
Rank this Week: 2381

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/
Rank this Week: 2355

Inside Africa law

Inside Africa law

Covers legal developments around Africa. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.insideafricalaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2497

FERCBlog

FERCBlog

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

http://www.fercblog.com
Rank this Week: 2565

Offshore Winds

Offshore Winds

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

http://www.offshorewindsblog.com
Rank this Week: 3564

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
  • Dec 22

    ICC Commissioner Edwards Discusses NextGrid and the Future of the Electric Industry

    ICC Commissioner Edwards Discusses NextGrid and the Future of the Electric Industry
    Commissioner Sherina Edwards just completed her term on the Illinois Commerce Commission (“ICC” or “Commission”). I am honored to catch up with her this month to discuss NextGrid and the future of the electric…
  • Dec 22

    ICC Commissioner Edwards Discusses NextGrid and the Future of the Electric Industry

    ICC Commissioner Edwards Discusses NextGrid and the Future of the Electric Industry
    Commissioner Sherina Edwards just completed her term on the Illinois Commerce Commission (“ICC” or “Commission”). I am honored to catch up with her this month to discuss NextGrid and the future of the electric…
  • Sep 26

    Electricity in Times of Disaster

    Electricity in Times of Disaster
    Emergency Preparedness and Operations Reliability Standards Most of the world was stunned to hear that Hurricane Maria left the island of Puerto Rico completely without electricity. When Hurricane Irma hit Florida, utilities across the United…
Rank this Week: 3572

Oil and Gas Law Digest

Oil and Gas Law Digest

By Austin W. Brister.

http://www.oilandgaslawdigest.com
  • Aug 10

    Slideshow: Production in Paying Quantitie

    Slideshow: Production in Paying Quantitie
    This afternoon, I will be presenting at the Dallas Bar Association’s 31st Annual Review of Oil & Gas Law on the topic “Production in Paying Quantities.” Here is a copy of my slides: Author information Austin…
  • Aug 10

    Slideshow: Production in Paying Quantitie

    Slideshow: Production in Paying Quantitie
    This afternoon, I will be presenting at the Dallas Bar Association’s 31st Annual Review of Oil & Gas Law on the topic “Production in Paying Quantities.” Here is a copy of my slides: Author information Austin…
  • Jun 28

    The Texas Supreme Court Decides Whether “Subject To” Clause Alters Who Must Bear NPRI Burden

    The Texas Supreme Court Decides Whether “Subject To” Clause Alters Who Must Bear NPRI Burden
    In a decision that focuses on the parties’ intent as expressed within the four corners of the document, the Texas Supreme Court in Wenske v. Ealy [1]13-15-00012-CV, ___ S.W.3d ___ (Tex. 2017) decided whether the language of a deed puts…
Rank this Week: 2654

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: 1307

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: 3378

Climate Change Blog

Climate Change Blog

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

http://climatelawyers.com/
  • Oct 11

    Some Real Numbers About Transitioning a Coal Plant to a Solar Farm

    Some Real Numbers About Transitioning a Coal Plant to a Solar Farm
    Power density will be on display this morning in Holyoke, Massachusetts.  Virtually anyway.  There is a groundbreaking for a 5.8 MW solar farm beginning at 10:30.  This is wonderful news.  The old, inefficient,…
  • Jul 29

    "I believe in science." And then what?

    "I believe in science." And then what?
    I am sure you heard Hillary explain last night why she is going to take action on climate change. "I believe in science."  We weren’t so articulate when we counseled last week to “Go to the Data,” but she figured it…
  • Jul 20

    Zika Transmission in New York, and Now in Florida - Some Legal Thought

    Zika Transmission in New York, and Now in Florida - Some Legal Thought
    In eight years of climate change blogging we think we have uniformly been able to steer clear of the prurient and the provocative, the lewd and the lascivious. But then came word last Friday from New York that the New York City Department of…
Rank this Week: 4303

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: 2597

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: 4249

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…
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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…
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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: 1909

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

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    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: 4403

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: 2981