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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
Is Fracking Safe?
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
A number of significant briefs were filed recently with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in support of Section 1504 of the Dodd-Frank Act, which requires oil, gas, and mining issuers to report on their payments...more
Griffiths Energy International Inc. (GEI) pleaded guilty on January 22, 2013, to one charge of bribing a foreign official contrary to the Canadian Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA). This is the third...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
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
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
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
The evolving patchwork of Canadian federal and provincial climate laws and programs has created material risks and opportunities for businesses operating in Canada. Understanding climate change policy and legislation is...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
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
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
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
At this time, there are relatively few new items that need to be considered for the upcoming proxy and 10-K season. Perhaps the biggest change is smaller reporting companies will have to hold say-on-pay and frequency of...more
On August 22, 2012, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) adopted final rules requiring all issuers that file reports with the SEC to disclose supply chain and sourcing information on several minerals and metals,...more
Canadian tax amendments proposed on August 14, 2012 (the Proposals) could adversely affect structures, commonly used in the mining sector, involving Canadian corporations with foreign subsidiaries....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 SEC recently adopted final rules under the Dodd-Frank Act that require issuers to disclose payments made to governments if:
- The issuer is required to file an annual report with the SEC.
- The issuer engages in...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 16, 2012, the Canadian Securities Administrators (“CSA”) published CSA Staff Notice 43-307 Mining Technical Reports – Preliminary Economic Assessments (the “Notice”). The Notice highlights a number of issues...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
The U.S. Department of the Interior is seeking nominations for the U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (USEITI) Advisory Committee. The Committee is being established to advise the Department on the...more
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