David Quigley

David Quigley

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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2016 Postelection Regulatory Report

The results of the U.S. presidential election are historic and unanticipated, and they will have significant economic, political, legal and social implications. As we prepare for the Trump presidency, many uncertainties...more

11/17/2016 - Antitrust Provisions Critical Infrastructure Sectors Cybersecurity Energy Sector Environmental Policies Foreign Policy Health Insurance Immigration Enforcement Tax Reform Trade Policy Trump Administration

EPA to the Oil and Gas Industry: The Request Is in the Mail

It looks like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will have its own scary treat for the oil and gas industry this Halloween—an information request under Section 114 of the Clean Air Act designed to help EPA regulate...more

10/21/2016 - Clean Air Act Comment Period EPA Information Requests Methane Oil & Gas OMB Power Plants

Investigators Continue to Scrutinize Climate Change Disclosures

Critics Claim “Intimidation” - Earlier this month, on September 14, 2016, feuding parties gathered before the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology to address the legitimacy of subpoenas sent to the New York...more

9/28/2016 - Attorney Generals Climate Change Disclosure Requirements Energy & Climate Debates FBI Fraud Government Investigations Legislative Committees Oil & Gas Publicly-Traded Companies SEC Subpoenas

EPA IG's Concerns About Oversight of Hospital Disinfectants Reinforces Need for Robust Infection Control Programs

On September 19, 2016, the Inspector General (IG) for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the latest in a long line of reports identifying flaws in EPA’s process for ensuring the efficacy of hospital-grade,...more

9/23/2016 - Chemicals EPA FDA GAO Healthcare Facilities Hospitals Infectious Diseases Inspector General Public Health Public Safety

CEQ Instructs Federal Agencies to Consider Climate Change Impacts During NEPA Reviews

On August 2, 2016, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) released a Final Guidance for Federal Departments and Agencies on Consideration of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and the Effects of Climate Change in National...more

8/4/2016 - Climate Change Environmental Assessments Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Final Guidance Greenhouse Gas Emissions NEPA

President Obama Signs the Toxic Substances Control Act Modernization Act

Since its passage in 1976, TSCA has been widely criticized—by industry and environmental groups alike—for its perceived inefficacy. When first passed, TSCA aimed to fill an important gap in the nation’s environmental laws,...more

6/23/2016 - Corporate Counsel EPA New Regulations Preemption Risk-Based Approaches Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) TSCA Modernization Act Young Lawyers

Deadline Approaching: SEC Seeks Industry Comments on Business and Financial Disclosure Requirements, Including Environmental and...

On April 22, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published a Concept Release seeking public comments on potential revisions to Regulation S-K, the SEC’s principal rules governing disclosure requirements for...more

6/9/2016 - Climate Change Comment Period Disclosure Requirements Registration Statement Regulation S-K SEC

EPA Proposal Sets Ambitious Carbon Reduction Goals for Power Sector; Creates Challenges and Opportunities for Industry

On June 2, 2014, the Obama Administration unveiled an ambitious administrative proposal that would require states to regulate carbon dioxide (“CO2”) emissions from existing fossil fuel power plants, reducing emissions from...more

6/5/2014 - Carbon Emissions Clean Air Act Climate Action Plan Energy Policy Environmental Policies EPA Greenhouse Gas Emissions Obama Administration Power Plants Renewable Energy RGGI

Check Your Mail: BSEE Inviting All of Its Friends to Pay for GOM Decommissioning

In response to the April 20, 2010, Deepwater Horizon incident and under the auspices of the United States Department of Interior’s (DOI’s) “Idle Iron Policy,” the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has...more

5/16/2014 - Deepwater Horizon Department of the Interior Energy Gulf Oil Spill Oil & Gas Underwriting

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