Allison Davis

Allison Davis

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

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DOI Secretary Jewell Announces Two Utility-Scale Solar Projects in California and Nevada

Secretary Jewell, of the Department of Interior, announced approval of two utility-scale solar projects located on the California-Nevada border. The Stateline Solar Project will be located in the Mojave Desert in San...more

3/3/2014 - Department of the Interior Public Projects Public-Private Partnerships Renewable Energy Solar Energy

California Low Carbon Fuel Stanards Survive Ninth Circuit Petition for Rehearing

On January 22nd, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals declined petitions to reconsider their decision upholding of enforceability of California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). The petitions were spearheaded by various trade...more

1/30/2014 - Carbon Emissions Commerce Clause Greenhouse Gas Emissions Petrochemicals

New HSR Filing Thresholds Take Effect Feb. 24, 2014

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced an increase in the thresholds that determine whether companies are required to notify federal antitrust authorities under the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Antitrust Improvements...more

1/27/2014 - FTC Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Pre-Merger Filing Requirements

CPUC Mandates Energy Storage

In October 2013, The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) responded to the exceptional growth in the state’s demand for solar power with an energy storage mandate – the first of its kind in the US – that requires...more

1/3/2014 - CPUC Grid Energy Storage Solar Energy

California Appellate Court Holds That Federal Law Preempts Unfair Competition Law Claims Tied to Organic Label

In a case of first impression in the state courts, a California appellate court delivered an early Christmas present Dec. 23 to beleaguered food and beverage companies facing an avalanche of lawsuits under California’s Unfair...more

12/31/2013 - ConAgra Food Labeling Labeling Organic Preemption Unfair Competition USDA

BLM Fails to Review Fracking Impacts of Oil & Gas Leases in California

The U.S. District Court in San Jose recently found that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) failed to adequately review the environmental impacts of fracking on four oil and gas leases it recently auctioned off in the...more

4/16/2013 - Bureau of Land Management Environmental Impact Report Environmental Liability Fracking Leases Oil & Gas

Court Rejects Challenge to California’s Carbon Offsets Program

A California state judge in San Francisco has rejected a challenge to California’s carbon offsets program, ruling that regulators have the authority to include the mechanism in the cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gases....more

1/30/2013 - Cap-and-Trade Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Chamber Challenges Today’s GHG Emissions Auction in California

California’s largest business lobby filed a lawsuit yesterday seeking to invalidate California’s first greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions allowance auction scheduled for today....more

11/15/2012

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