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Konczal: Dodd-Frank Reforms Get Roughed Up in Court
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The Texas Railroad Commission is going through the Sunset review required every 10 years for all state agencies. If approved, the pending legislation (House Bill 2166) would...more
In This Issue:
Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Department of Energy; Department of Interior; Department of Transportation; Environmental Protection Agency; Federal Trade Commission; Nuclear Regulatory Commission;...more
The first “Sustainable Communities Strategy” adopted to guide long-range land use and transportation planning under SB 375 now has the distinction of being the first such plan set aside for failing to comply with the...more
Effective immediately, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) inspections will emphasize the review of operator methods for integrity management (IM) program evaluations, the agency said in an Advisory...more
In This Issue:
Federal Government; Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland; Northwest Territories; Nova Scotia; Nunavut; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Québec/Quebec; Saskatchewan; and...more
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn recently signed a bill passed in the General Assembly,...more
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania continues to experience dramatic increases in heavy-truck transportation activity associated with Marcellus Shale. So much so that approximately one-quarter of all PA-state routes are now...more
The State of Florida has not removed itself from every bit of control over land use and real estate development in the state, despite the huge deregulations of the past two years (see the little ebook in the left sidebar for...more
On June 15, 2012, the Department of Energy (DOE) Biomass Program issued a long-anticipated funding opportunity announcement for innovative pilot- and demonstration-scale advanced biorefineries. As discussed in a recent WSGR...more
To date most of the focus on the West Coast Electric Highway has been on the series of DC fast charge stations situated along I-5 between the British Columbia and California borders, but now there’s an eastern component along...more
Marcellus shale significantly impacts energy issues. Natural gas is an abundant, reasonably priced and clean energy source. In this video, attorney James P. Dougherty talks about a vital Marcellus end use application - NGVs...more
On June 4, 2012, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced a $20 million competitive grant program for companies and organizations to convert fleet vehicles to be fueled by natural gas. The grant...more
On May 29, 2012, the Central District of California dismissed a lawsuit filed by a number of environmental groups seeking to apply the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (“RCRA”) to any gaseous emissions that have the...more
The environmental practice of Bracewell & Giuliani LLP offers seamless, front-rank representation in local, state, national, and cross-border regulatory, enforcement, and litigation matters, as well as experienced counsel on...more
On March 23, 2012, the U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued an advisory bulletin to reiterate two alert notices previously issued by PHMSA, ALN-91-02 (Oct....more
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s fiscal year 2013 budget request includes $276 million and 647 positions to increase oversight of hazardous materials transportation and the process of repairing, replacing and...more
Administrative Law Judge Thomas McCarthy gave a win for the industry in a decision vacating a citation issued to Knife River’s MBI Portable Crusher No. 1. In December 2010, an MSHA inspector issued a 104(a) non-S&S citation...more
Failure to provide detailed cost data relating to the provision of oil transportation service causes FERC to deny a pipeline's request to charge market-based initial rates....more
In This Issue:
- 2 GAO issues report on safety of federally unregulated gathering pipelines
- 3 Advisory bulletin issued to natural gas cast iron distribution pipelines
- 3 PHMSA’S FY 2013 budget focuses on hiring...more
PHMSA’s Advance Notice of Proposed Rule Making (ANPRM) in August 2011 (76 Fed. Reg. 53086, August 25, 2011), posed several questions on numerous pipeline safety issues, including possible expansion of HCAs. However, the...more
In December 2011, Governor Corbett signed into law the Gas and Hazardous Liquids Pipeline Act ("Act 127") that expands the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission's ("PUC" or "Commission") authority to enforce federal pipeline...more
In a closely-watched case, the U.S. Supreme Court on March 21 told the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) to stop “strong-arming . . . regulated parties” who wish to go directly to court to...more
On March 9, 2012, the Italian Council of Ministers approved a Law Decree (the “Decree”) that changes Italy’s “Golden Share” powers in certain strategic sectors and repeals Article 2 of Legislative Decree No. 332 dated May 31,...more
A version of this article was published in the Oil & Gas Journal, Volume 110, Issue 2.
Already witness to a number of changes in recent years, the global LNG industry in 2012 is likely to see further changes as...more
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