Benjamin Lawless

Benjamin Lawless

Latham & Watkins LLP

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New York Public Service Commission To Consider Fundamental Transformation of the Role and Regulation of Electric Distribution...

On April 25, 2014, the New York Public Service Commission (“NYPSC”) instituted a proceeding it terms “Reforming the Energy Vision” (the “REV Proceeding”) to consider “fundamental changes in the manner in which [electric...more

5/6/2014 - Electricity Utilities Sector

Hydraulic Fracturing Update: Legal Developments and Trends

On a March 18, 2014 webcast, a panel of senior US Latham & Watkins lawyers from our Environmental Department provided an overview of recent key developments related to hydraulic fracturing. Presented below are answers to some...more

4/8/2014 - Energy Environmental Policies Fracking Fracking Bans Oil & Gas

White House Announces Methane Reduction Strategy

On March 28, 2014 the White House announced its Methane Reduction Strategy (“MRS”) containing the broad outlines of a multi-agency strategy to reduce methane emissions from four major sources: the oil and gas industry, cattle...more

4/2/2014 - Climate Action Plan Climate Change Greenhouse Gas Emissions

California Agency Releases Draft Rules for Fracking, Begins to Implement Recent State Legislation

Oil and gas companies and oil-­field service providers with California operations should scrutinize newly proposed rules on hydraulic fracturing and well stimulation, with comments due by mid-­January. Introduction...more

11/26/2013 - CEQA DOGGR Energy Environmental Policies Fracking Oil & Gas

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