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Konczal: Dodd-Frank Reforms Get Roughed Up in Court
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Obama Administration Calls for Free Access to Federally Funded Research
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Should Wall Street Fear Mary Jo White?
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Local Governments Continue to Fight States for Right to Govern Fracking
Tax Questions to Ask Yourself with the End of 2012 and the Fiscal Cliff Approaching
Obama Blocks Chinese-Owned Wind Project Out of Concerns for National Security
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Stewart Baker, Former GC of NSA, on Why the Cybersecurity Act Failed & Threat of Tomorrow’s Terrorism
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The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) closed out 2012 with several orders affecting reliability compliance. FERC adopted a revised definition of the “bulk electric system,” authorized FERC access to e-Tags used to...more
Companies that manufacture and sell products to Abu Dhabi’s state companies involved in power, water and petroleum may require their employees to access such facilities in order to provide installation, after-sales and...more
When Duke Energy first approached Progress Energy about a potential merger in early 2011, Duke CEO James E. Rogers assured Progress CEO William D. Johnson that he was willing to take the position of executive chairman and...more
Solar power panels on residential rooftops are an increasingly common sight these days. But the legal mechanics behind the development and delivery of solar power to consumers can be complex.
There are several alternative...more
On 18 September 2012, the European Parliament approved a package of proposals that impose on loggers of primary forests, and large companies that extract oil, gas and minerals, a new obligation to provide full details on...more
In This Presentation:
Overview and Introductions; Overview of the Conflict Minerals Rule; Overview of the Rule: Conflict Minerals; Overview of the Rule: Key Steps; Overview of the Rule: Reporting Requirements; Overview...more
On October 9, 2012, the President signed a new executive order (“Executive Order”) implementing certain provisions of the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012 (now referred to as the TRA). The TRA expanded...more
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) recently issued an order directing J.P. Morgan Ventures Energy Corporation (“JP Morgan”) to show cause why it should not be found to have violated FERC’s Market Behavior...more
The City of Whittier, California wants to allow oil drilling on a 20 acre parcel of land purchased as part of a much larger parcel acquired by the City in the 1990’s using bond funds approved by Proposition A. The Santa...more
On October 1, 2012, the TSX Venture Exchange (the “TSXV”) published a Notice to Issuers providing guidance in respect of procedures relating to stock symbol reservations. Effective October 1, 2012 (the “Effective Date”),...more
In This Issue:
- FERC Approves First Commercial Wave Energy Project
- Benefit Corporation Legal Structure Utilized by Companies Focused on Renewable Energy
- Massachusetts Provides Additional Policy Support for...more
On August 22, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted final rules requiring oil, natural gas, and mining companies to report to the SEC certain payments to foreign governments. The new rules are aimed at...more
On 18 September, 2012, the European Parliament's Committee on Legal Affairs (the "Committee") voted in favour of proposed EU legislation to impose disclosure obligations aimed at deterring corruption by...more
Three out of four is an exceptional batting average, but renewable energy advocates are undoubtedly disappointed by the one big loss they suffered in the recent legislative session.
Three bills related to solar energy and...more
On August 22, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") issued its final rule regarding disclosure of payments made to governments for the commercial development of oil, natural gas, or minerals. The rule...more
In This Issue:
- p1 Presidential Decree Tightens Government Control Over Russian Strategic Sector Companies
- p2 ETFs Finally Come to Russia
- p2 RF Legislation Expands Government Control Over...more
Federal agencies in Washington D.C.and the State of California have been concurrently developing plans to allow development and permitting of utility scale solar energy plants on public lands.
The US Department of the...more
California, the world’s fifth-largest economy and 18th in total carbon emissions if it were a separate country1, is rapidly moving forward with the development of its cap and trade program scheduled to be implemented in 2013....more
On September 13, 2012, the Center for Responsive Politics (CRP), a nonpartisan, nonprofit research group that tracks and analyzes the effect of money in U.S. politics, unveiled a new feature on its website that provides...more
Most public issuers engaged in the commercial development of oil, natural gas, or minerals must disclose certain payments made to U.S. federal and foreign governments and should implement systems to track these payments....more
No Exemption for Smaller Reporting Companies or Foreign Private Issuers
As required by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, enacted in July 2010, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted...more
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has adopted final rules requiring oil, gas and mineral exploration companies to make annual disclosures regarding certain payments made to the U.S. government and foreign...more
On August 22, 2012, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) adopted new rules relating to disclosure of payments by so-called “resource extraction issuers” (the “Final Rules”) pursuant to Section 1504 of the...more
At an open meeting on August 22, 2012, the SEC adopted a final rule on disclosure of payments by resource extraction issuers, implementing Section 13(q) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Section 1504 of the...more
On August 23, 2012, the Ontario Securities Commission (“OSC”) released a request for comments on proposed amendments to Rule 13-502 and Companion Policy 13-502CP, which deals with the OSC’s fees model. The proposed amendments...more
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