Alyssa A. Moir

Alyssa A. Moir

K&L Gates LLP

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Energy Infrastructure and Carbon Policy: Impacts & Opportunities

This presentation to the Northwest & Intermountain Power Producers Coalition (NIPPC) reviews the current direction of carbon-reducing public policy and legal trends and their impacts on power producers and developers both...more

10/3/2016 - Cap-and-Trade CARB Carbon Taxes Clean Air Act Clean Power Plan EPA FERC Greenhouse Gas Emissions Liquid Natural Gas Oil & Gas SEPA

Constitutional Limits to Greenhouse Gas Regulation: 8th Circuit Relies on the Dormant Commerce Clause to Reject Minnesota’s GHG...

Many states have enacted their own laws to regulate greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emission reductions. Although the specific requirements of each state law differ, many of the laws incentivize the use of renewable energy and...more

7/22/2016 - CARB Clean Power Plan Federal Power Act FERC Global Warming Solutions Act Greenhouse Gas Emissions Low Carbon Fuel Standard

The Washington State Department of Ecology Reissues Clean Air Rule

On June 1 the Washington State Department of Ecology (“Ecology”) reissued a draft Clean Air Rule (“CAR”). A prior iteration of the rule was filed on January 6, 2016, but was withdrawn by Ecology to address and incorporate...more

6/17/2016 - Carbon Emissions Clean Power Plan Energy Sector Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Update on EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Late last month, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) submitted briefs to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in support of its Clean Power Plan (“CPP”) rule. The agency’s...more

4/28/2016 - Carbon Emissions Clean Power Plan Energy Sector EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions Power Plants Renewable Energy

High Court Grants Stay of Clean Power Plan

On February 9, 2016, in an historic and unprecedented decision, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) from implementing the Clean Power Plan (“CPP”) while the rule is challenged in...more

2/15/2016 - Air Pollution Carbon Emissions Clean Air Act Clean Power Plan EPA MATS National Emissions Standards SCOTUS Stays

Washington State Department of Ecology Proposes GHG Limits in “Clean Air Rule”

The Washington Department of Ecology (“Ecology”) kicked off what promises to be a busy year in state-level greenhouse gas (“GHG”) regulation by releasing a first draft of the Washington Clean Air Rule (the “Rule” or the...more

1/22/2016 - Clean Power Plan Climate Change EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions Methane National Emissions Standards

EPA’s Clean Power Plan: A Regional Analysis

EPA’s recently issued Clean Power Plan (“CPP” or “Plan”) affects every state differently. The Plan has a decidedly nationwide impact—reducing the United States’ power plant greenhouse gas emissions 32 percent by the year...more

9/14/2015 - Carbon Emissions Clean Power Plan Climate Change Coal Industry Electricity Energy Sector EPA Global Warming Greenhouse Gas Emissions Hydropower NAAQS Obama Administration Popular Power Plants RGGI Tribal Governments Tribal Lands Utilities Sector

EPA’s Clean Power Plan: Structure, Implications for the Grid, and Next Steps

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the Clean Power Plan (Plan) in its final form on August 3, 2015. The rule reshapes energy policy nationwide by setting state-by-state greenhouse gas emissions...more

8/14/2015 - Cap-and-Trade Carbon Emissions Clean Air Act Clean Power Plan Coal-Fired Generation Compliance Energy Sector EPA EPA v Utility Air Regulatory Group Greenhouse Gas Emissions Natural Gas NERC New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) Nuclear Power Power Grid Power Plants Renewable Energy SCOTUS

EPA Proposes Update to National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ground-Level Ozone

On November 25, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) proposed to reduce both the primary and secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards (“NAAQS”) for ground-level ozone from 75 parts per billion (“ppb”) to...more

12/30/2014 - Clean Air Act EPA NAAQS Proposed Standards

Department of Interior Streamlines Lease Approval Process for Developing Renewable Energy Projects on Tribal Lands

The efficiency and transparency of developing wind and solar energy projects on tribal lands have improved considerably as a result of the recent issuance by the Department of Interior (DOI) of its final rule governing leases...more

12/11/2012 - Bureau of Indian Affairs Department of the Interior Renewable Energy Solar Energy Tribal Lands Wind Power

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