Frank Tamulonis III

Frank Tamulonis III

Blank Rome LLP

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Nothing but Nonsense in New EPA Rule on Emissions

In response to a petition for final rule-making filed by the Sierra Club, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued on May 22, 2015, its final action requiring 36 states to revise their state implementation plans...more

6/5/2015 - Affirmative Defenses Clean Air Act EPA National Emissions Standards Penalties Permits Sierra Club SIP SSM Periods

EPA Requires States to Revise and Tighten Startup, Shutdown, and Malfunction Regulations

Action Item: In response to pressure from environmental groups, EPA has removed Clean Air Act affirmative defenses previously available to the regulated community for startups, shutdowns, or malfunctions (SSM Rule). The...more

5/29/2015 - Affirmative Defenses Clean Air Act EPA Final Rules SIP SSM Periods

Court Decisions Halt Momentum on Local Oil and Gas Regulations

Action Item: Oil and gas operators should be aware that courts recently have been paring back on the power of local municipalities to regulate their operations. ...more

3/23/2015 - Energy Sector Municipalities Oil & Gas Preemption

The 2014 Philadelphia Energy Summit: We Have a Philadelphia Regional Energy Hub—“If We Can Keep It.”

The buzz has gone national about the Philadelphia Region becoming the next energy and feedstock hub. On December 5, a landmark event in the history of the Philadelphia Region took place when Drexel University hosted the first...more

12/22/2014 - Energy Energy Sector Natural Gas Oil & Gas Professional Conferences

TSCA on Hydraulic Fracturing: Gateway to New Federal Rules?

Historically, states have taken the lead in regulating oil and gas development given the states’ primary interest in securing rational oil and gas development in their own boundaries. Hydraulic fracturing—a 60-year-old...more

9/23/2014 - Energy Fracking Oil & Gas Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

More Pipeline Development Projects: What America Needs

National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”) challenges to pipeline projects and other natural gas infrastructure have become a commonplace tool in recent years for environmental groups seeking to defeat or delay midstream...more

6/25/2014 - Clean Water Act EarthJustice Endangered Species Act Energy Projects Environmental Assessments Environmental Policies FERC Keystone XL Pipeline Natural Gas NEPA Oil & Gas Pipelines Sierra Club Sierra Club v County of Fresno US Army Corps of Engineers

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