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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?
Last week the Canadian Government introduced amendments to the Investment Canada Act (ICA) to implement its revised policy towards state-owned enterprises (SOEs) which it announced in December last year....more
Unlike most traded commodity markets, the market for trading carbon credits or emissions allowances in the EU is not one based on its utility, usage or consumption. A carbon credit is not used in...more
The SEC has adopted a rule requiring SEC reporting companies to provide disclosures about conflict minerals that are "necessary to the functionality or production of a product manufactured by the company." Conflict minerals...more
I am currently attending the Hanson Wade Oil and Gas Supply Chain Compliance conference in Houston. The event is excellent and the presentations have been ‘spot on’ for the nuts and bolts of how to do compliance. As the...more
In 2012 ,the SEC adopted final rules requiring public companies engaged in certain oil and gas activities to disclose payments made to domestic and foreign governments as required by the Dodd-Frank Act. The rules were...more
Industry is ramping up efforts to comply with the Dodd-Frank Act’s conflict minerals requirements and the SEC’s final rules on the topic. Examples of supplier communications are beginning to appear in the public domain...more
Businesses in the oil and gas industry are cautioned to pay careful attention to evolutions in anti-corruption law in the jurisdictions where they operate. The U.S. government has successfully enforced the Foreign Corrupt...more
The SEC recently filed its initial brief in the case pending in the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in which the National Association of Manufacturers, United States Chamber of Commerce, and Business...more
The European Commission (EC) Directorate-General for Trade has issued a consultation to solicit interested parties’ views on a potential EU initiative for responsible sourcing of minerals coming from conflict-affected and...more
On Thursday, March 28, 2013, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the "CFTC") approved a final order that exempts certain non-financial energy derivative transactions between and amongst government-owned electric...more
Japan plans to launch the world’s first futures contract for liquefied natural gas, also known as LNG. This marks the country’s latest step toward creating a global market for fuel....more
In this issue:
- NASDAQ Proposes Internal Audit Function Requirement for Listed Issuers
- FINRA’s Frequently Asked Questions on Electronic Blue Sheet Submissions Updated Regarding Order Execution Time
The International Energy Credit Association (“IECA”) has released a standardized agreement titled the “Dodd-Frank Act Representations and Reporting Amending Agreement” to facilitate end user compliance with the CFTC’s swap...more
Last week I attended the Society for Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) Energy and Utilities Conference here in Houston. As usual, SCCE put on a great event, the speakers and topics were all first-rate. As you might...more
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is no stranger to scandal and controversial statements, but lately his words and actions seem to be providing cause for concern outside of the European Union....more
Yesterday celebrated an auspicious anniversary as it was the 125th anniversary of the British newspaper, the Financial Times (FT), its first issue having been delivered on February 13, 1888. In England, and across the world,...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
As 2013 begins, the United States has reiterated its commitment to countering the threat posed by Iran by passing new legislation, issuing new regulations and guidance, and bringing into effect new requirements to increase...more
The United States continues to impose additional layers of sanctions on Iran. The rate of change and complexity of U.S. sanctions laws present challenges, particularly where these sanctions have extraterritorial effect on the...more
On August 10, 2012, the United States delivered its latest economic blow to Iran by enacting the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012. U.S. companies have long been forbidden from engaging in most...more
Originally published in Securities Regulation & Law Report on December 12, 2012.
In August 2012, the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012 (‘‘ITRSHRA’’) was passed to expand U.S. sanctions against Iran...more
On January 2, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) filed its brief (.pdf) in the lawsuit brought by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the American Petroleum Institute (“API”), the National Foreign Trade Council, and the...more
Commodity Futures Trading Commission Staff have released several no-action letters relating to various requirements associated with swap trading, including swap dealer (SD) reporting requirements, SD chief compliance officer...more
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Federal Government; Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland; Northwest Territories; Nova Scotia; Nunavut; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Québec/Quebec; Saskatchewan; and...more
The Presidential Decree implementing the Republic of Korea's emissions trading scheme (ETS) received official approval on 13 November 2012, paving the way for the commencement of the ETS in 2015.
The ETS represents an...more
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