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Context is Crucial in Examining BLM’s Proposed Rule for Fracking On Federal Land
California Lawmakers Making a Strong Push to Ban Hydraulic Fracturing
California Commercial Building Owners Must Disclose Energy Usage of the Building During Sale, Lease or Financing after July 1, 2013
Uncertainty Surrounds Illinois’s Nationally-Watched Collaborative Legislation On Fracking
Transbay Tower Groundbreaking
Consultant: BigLaw Growth is NOT Dead!
Weekly Brief: 78% of Law Schools Ignore ABA Rule
Local Governments Continue to Fight States for Right to Govern Fracking
Deryck Palmer on What’s Next for the Energy Sector
BigLaw's Banker: I've Got a "Robust" List of Firms That May Fail
Are EPA Regulations or Market Factors More to Blame for Potential Coal Plant Closures?
Regulatory Challanges When Bringing a Vehicle to Market in the United States
Obama Blocks Chinese-Owned Wind Project Out of Concerns for National Security
Pacific Northwest Positioned to Be Hub for Great Sustainable Transportation Economy
Stewart Baker, Former GC of NSA, on Why the Cybersecurity Act Failed & Threat of Tomorrow’s Terrorism
Who pays for road damage in Pennsylvania after ACT 13?
Marcellus gas fuels Natural Gas Vehicles
Vermont Becomes the First State to Outlaw Fracking—Stone Pigman's Keith Hall
Natural gas encourages industrial and large commercial end-users to revisit their operational plans
LXBN This Week, Episode 1: Brinker, NLRB Posting Rule, Fracking, SmithKline in the Supreme Court
The Securities and Exchange Commission recently adopted final rules requiring disclosure of the use of “conflict minerals” by public companies, pursuant to a provision of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer...more
In contrast to joint venture issues relating to upstream oil and gas development, the topic of shareholders' agreements for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) liquefaction projects has not been covered to a similar extent in...more
In This Issue:
- DOE Begins to Authorize Pending LNG Export Applications — Cautiously
- Senators Want to Extend Master Limited Partnerships to Renewables
- FERC Takes on Formula Rate Protocols
The SEC has issued nine frequently asked questions, or FAQs, on the disclosure of payments by resource extraction issuers....more
On May 14, 2013, Judge Lewis A. Kaplan of the Southern District of New York affirmed a magistrate judge's decision denying plaintiff Chevron Corporation's ("Chevron's") motion to quash deposition notices for Chevron CEO John...more
In this white paper:
- Energy Efficiency Finance Structures, New and Familiar, and Negotiating Key Agreements
- Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) and Applying REITs to Energy...more
Over the last several years, a confluence of political and market developments have made capital for renewable energy projects harder to come by, which has affected the ability of unregulated affiliates of public utilities...more
In This Issue:
New York Enacts Significant Changes to Related Member Royalty Add-Back Law; Nuclear Power Plant That Produces Steam and Water to Generate Electricity Not Eligible for Investment Tax Credit; Appellate...more
Large non-listed companies incorporated in the European Economic Area (“EEA”) which operate in the oil, gas and mining sectors will need to annually disclose any payments made to the national, regional or local authority of a...more
The CFTC's Dodd-Frank swap reporting and recordkeeping requirements become mandatory on April 10, 2013, for all persons and companies engaging in swaps. These requirements include the agency's swap data reporting and...more
In the winter 2013 issue of the Colonial Williamsburg magazine is an article by Michael Lombardi, entitled “Lighthouses Marked the Shoals of the Commerce Clause”. In this article, Lombardi wrote about four lighthouses...more
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
A drastic new change to long-established rulemaking practices may signal that our increasingly partisan political process is now exerting a powerful influence on proposed rules relating to the financial markets. The...more
In This Issue:
Insurance Coverage Related to Oil and Natural Gas Fracking; Finding Coverage For Fiduciary Liability Claims; and What’s the Difference Between an Insurance Certificate and an Additional...more
Results of California’s first cap-and-trade carbon auction are in and the results are mixed.
The auction was for carbon permits that permit greenhouse gas emitting businesses the right to release carbon into the air. Each...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
Gas prices are high everywhere, but California is suffering from the highest prices in the United States. When the cost of filling the gas tank forces more and more people to make basic economic choices between driving and...more
With a veto-proof majority, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors has approved the CleanPowerSF initiative that automatically enrolls Pacific Gas & Electric customers within the City in a “a program offering them 100 percent...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
As growth continues to prove elusive in developed markets, multinational companies in the oil and gas sector are increasingly expanding into emerging markets. This trend has been accelerated by significant new discoveries of...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
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