Markham (Mark) Quehrn

Markham (Mark) Quehrn

Perkins Coie

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Oil on the Rails: States Increasing Regulation of Oil Trains

The increase in North American petroleum production in recent years, coupled with inadequate pipeline infrastructure, has resulted in a significant rise of, and reliance on, the transport of crude oil by rail. Public...more

5/1/2015 - Crude by Rail Federal Jurisdiction Federal Railroad Administration Oil & Gas Oil by Rail PHMSA Regulatory Agenda State Regulators Train Accidents

Washington State Supreme Court Issues Landmark Ruling: “Overriding Considerations Of The Public Interest” Do Not Justify...

On October 3, 2013, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled in Swinomish Indian Tribal Community v. Wash. Dept. of Ecology (No. 87672-0, Wash. Oct. 3, 2013) that the Department of Ecology exceeded its authority by applying...more

10/17/2013 - Public Interest Water Water Rights

President Obama Signs Into Law Legislation To Advance Permitting Of Small Hydropower Projects

On August 9, 2013, President Obama signed into law both H.R. 267, the Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act, and H.R. 678, the Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act. ...more

8/15/2013 - Clean Energy DOE Energy Energy Policy FERC Hydropower NEPA New Legislation Renewable Energy

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