FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 171-FCPA Enforcement in the Energy Industry
Cyber Risks Facing Businesses Today
Private Equity Fees and Expenses
Stephanie Pindyck Costantino Talks Domestic Oil and Gas M&A with The Deal
The Water Values Podcast: Rolling Out AMI in San Francisco with Alison Kastama and Heather Pohl (Part 1)
A Focus on Energy: Royalty Trusts
What Are the Important Issues for Investor-Owned Water Utilities?
A Focus on Energy: M&A Trends in the Energy Sector
A Focus on Energy: Traditional MLPs vs. Variable MLPs
PV Project Finance in Latin America is Easy, Right?
The Water Values Podcast - How Can We Resolve Water Conflicts?
The Water Values Podcast: Water as a Business Risk. And Opportunity. With Will Sarni
The Water Values Podcast - The Economics of Water with David Zetland, Ph.D.
Las Reformas Constitucionales Transcendentales en México: Oportunidades y Retos para el Inversionista Privado
Mexico's Historic Energy Reform: Opportunities and Challenges for Investors
How to Avoid Corruption Risks in China
Polsinelli Podcast - Hot Energy Trends in 2014 by Polsinelli
Bill on Bankruptcy: LightSquared, the Battle among Hedge Funds
California Commercial Building Owners Must Disclose Energy Usage of the Building During Sale, Lease or Financing after July 1, 2013
Transbay Tower Groundbreaking
A Battle in the Making in the Oil and Gas Sector: Second Lien vs. High Yield Debt -
In the oil and gas industry, there is a storm brewing between holders of second lien debt and unsecured high yield bonds. These...more
On May 18, 2015, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed House Bill 40 into law, putting restrictions on the ability of municipalities to regulate the oil and gas industry in their jurisdictions. Because the bill passed both the...more
Fair and Effective Markets Review Publishes Final Report -
On June 10, 2015, the Fair and Effective Markets Review (FEMR), established by the Chancellor in June 2014 to conduct a review of fixed income, currency and...more
Another Louisiana court has ruled that the Subsequent Purchaser Rule applies to damages following a mineral lease. In Bundrick v. Anadarko Petroleum Corp. it is the 3rd Circuit.
An owner of property...more
Last month we reported that the Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner had issued a bulletin cautioning earthquake insurers against denying claims on the basis that the quake was attributable to a man-made cause, which is to say oil...more
Just as it did in 2014, the State Water Resources Control Board has issued several notices of curtailment for surface water rights holders in various watersheds because California’s extreme drought has resulted in...more
Georgia legislature warms up to solar panels, gets protective of coastal marshes, withdraws support for electric cars, and sacrifices LEED certifications in favor of jobs.
April 2, 2015 marked final adjournment of the 2015...more
Today’s newspapers in the central Pennsylvania area have been fraught with concerns and questions regarding the construction of the William’s gas pipeline running from the Marcellus Shale areas of Pennsylvania to the east...more
Four major New York City based incentives programs for residential and commercial property owners and tenants are scheduled to sunset in June. Depending on individual circumstances, there may be an opportunity to vest...more
On April 8, 2015, the California Supreme Court heard oral argument in California Building Industry Association v. City of San Jose (Affordable Housing Network of Santa Clara County et al.), S212072, a case with statewide...more
I wanted to provide a quick update on two recent cases from the California Court of Appeal.
The first, Golden State Water Company v. Casitas Municipal Water District (April 14, 2015), involves what appears to be an...more
On March 31, 2015, the New York State Court of Appeals issued an opinion in the case of Walter R. Beardslee, et al. v. Inflection Energy, LLC, et al., interpreting the applicability of force majeure clauses to extend the...more
Legacy litigation refers to hundreds of lawsuits in Louisiana seeking damages allegedly related to environmental harm caused by oil and gas exploration and production activities. These lawsuits have been likened to winning...more
It is not uncommon for royalty disputes between mineral lessors and operators to increase as oil and natural gas prices decrease. Before mineral lessors go running to the courthouse in Colorado, however, and before operators...more
Last week, New York State enacted a budget for the fiscal year 2015-16 (i.e., April 1, 2015 to Mar. 31, 2016) that continues two tax incentives for the installation of solar energy systems: (1) tax credits...more
The grant of exploration dispositions for oil sands located beneath treaty lands did not trigger the Crown’s duty to consult, the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal held recently in Buffalo River Dene Nation v Ministry of Energy...more
Effective April 16, 2015, there will be significant changes to water heater energy factor requirements as the result of updates to the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (“NAECA”). The new requirements call for higher...more
One Holds that the Fee is Subject to Prop. 26 and Another that it is a Property-Related Fee Subject to Prop. 218 -
Two California Appellate Court decisions handed down this month address whether or not a local water...more
PACE loans can cover up to 100% of the cost of a project, depending on the specific program and the particular project. Similar to other assessments, a PACE assessment runs with the property and can be transferred to a...more
The jury is still out on whether hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” causes earthquakes, but carriers whose policies afford coverage for quakes have recently been denying such claims, asserting that they are excluded because...more
The UK government has set a target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% by 2050, compared to the 1990 baseline. Since energy use in buildings is a major source of UK carbon emissions, improving their energy...more
Several months ago we wrote about a then-pending challenge before the New Jersey Supreme Court over the question of whether the New Jersey Spill Compensation and Control Act (the “Spill Act”), N.J.S.A. 58:10-23.11 et seq. was...more
What must a Louisiana lessee do to avoid statutory penalties for non-payment of royalty, and what must a royalty owner do to put the lessee on notice that royalties are not being paid? The answers are, more than the lessee...more
Environmental and Policy Focus - EPA emissions rules face Supreme Court test: NPR - Mar 25:
On April 1, the Supreme Court will hear a challenge to Obama Administration rules aimed at limiting the amount of mercury and...more
On March 25, 2015, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed into law Chapter 389 of the 2015 Acts of Assembly (the Amendments). The Amendments modify Virginia's existing laws regarding property assessed clean energy (PACE)....more
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