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On February 23, 2015, the Department of Energy (DOE) released a long-awaited final rule overhauling its Part 810 Regulations (10 C.F.R. Part 810) governing the export of certain nuclear technology and assistance. Effective on...more
As many of you know, permitting delays are not only frustrating but can have real consequences for project applicants with contractual deadlines. In the case of a federal oil and gas lease, operators should be mindful of the...more
At the close of 2014, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) announced that it would hold a series of technical conferences to examine issues surrounding compliance with the Clean Power Plan proposed by the U.S....more
Because I had a seat inside the meeting room at FERC's Clean Power Plan Overview last Thursday, I got a close-up view of the protesters. Most were older (as opposed to the college-student variety), they carried signs, wore...more
It is innocuous enough: Conference on Environmental Regulations; but the plainness of title belies what is going on at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission today. Today is the first public forum at FERC on EPA's Clean...more
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In This Issue:
- Fee For Intervention – Is It Set To Stay?
- How To Protect Brand Reputation And Sales From The Risks Associated With A Product Recall
- Review Of The Proposed Changes In The Sentencing Of Health...more
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, South Pacific Division, has issued its “Final 2015 Regional Compensatory Mitigation and Monitoring Guidelines.” The Guidelines will apply in the Corps’ San Francisco, Sacramento, Los Angeles,...more
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In Lightning Oil Company v. Anadarko E&P Offshore, LLC, the surface and 1/6 of the minerals of the Chaparral Wildlife Management Area is owned by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. 5/6th of the minerals is owned by the...more
The U.S. Department of the Interior has announced plans to auction more than 742,000 acres offshore Massachusetts for commercial wind energy development.
On January 29, 2015, the Department's Bureau of Ocean Energy...more
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What happens when the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission audits a public utility?
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This client alert is a follow-on to our client alerts on the Mexican Energy Reform relating to the publication of the laws relating to the Mexican Energy Reform, and the rules and regulations under the secondary legislation...more
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