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Ralls Continues to Fight Presidential Divestiture Order Stemming from CFIUS Investigation

Ralls Corp., a privately-held company owned by executives of the China-based heavy machinery manufacturing conglomerate Sany Group, recently filed an appeal in its ongoing effort to avoid President Obama’s order requiring the...more

Reform Wave to Wash Away Blockages to Major Australian Project Development Assessments

Following on from our 'Open for Business – a Reform Wave to Hit the Australian Resources Sector' Legal Insight in October 2013, the Productivity Commission has released its final report on Major Project Development Assessment...more

Texas Environmental Update - December 20, 2013

Mexican Federal Congress Approves Important Constitutional Energy Reform Bill - Energy Legal Blog, December 13, 2013 - As we previously reported, on August 12, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto...more

Hydraulic Fracturing Digest

Hydraulic fracturing remained one of the most controversial environmental issues of 2013. Hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, is the process of injecting water, chemicals and “proppants,” oftentimes sand, under...more

Future of Hydraulic Fracturing in Europe Remains Uncertain after France’s High Court Upholds Law Banning Fracturing Activity

Following two years of litigation, France’s Constitutional Council—the highest court in France — upheld the country’s ban on hydraulic fracturing, ruling that the 2011 law “conforms to the constitution” and is not...more

Energy And Environment Update -- August 12, 2013

In This Issue: Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Commerce; Department of Energy; Department of Interior; Environmental Protection Agency; Nuclear Regulatory Commission; International;...more

The Tar Sands Debate Comes To Delaware

Across the country, environmental organizations have made the transport and processing of crude oil from the tar sands of Alberta, Canada a focal point in their efforts to reduce carbon emissions, citing higher carbon...more

U.S. Coast Guard and Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Sign Agreement on Offshore Oversight

On May 9, 2013, the U.S. Coast Guard and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) announced that they had entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) concerning offshore safety and environmental regulations....more

Myanmar Issues Foreign Investment Law Implementing Regulations

Summary - On January 31, 2013, the Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development released the new Implementing Regulations for the Myanmar Foreign Investment Law No. 21 (FIL No. 21). President U Thein Sein...more

Energy Newsletter - January 2013

In This Issue: - TRANSACTIONAL: Corporate/London; Maritime - Maritime Boundaries: UNCLOS and disputes over the right to explore and develop offshore reserves and the effect on the oil and gas industry -...more

Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Actions

Antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) actions in the United States against foreign companies have increased markedly in recent years. The US Government has prioritized the protection of domestic industries impacted...more

DISPUTE RESOLUTION: Tort Litigation: Reforming NEPA Review of Energy Projects

The President’s re-election once again focused attention on the question of whether the Administration will grant the Presidential permit necessary for the U.S.-Canada border crossing of the Keystone XL pipeline. While...more

President Obama Orders Chinese-Owned Corporation To Divest From Wind Farm In Oregon by Shannon Doyle

On September 28, 2012, President Obama blocked Ralls Corporation from acquiring ownership of four wind farm companies in Oregon near a U.S. naval weapons systems training facility due to national security concerns. Ralls is a...more

CFIUS Update: President Blocks Ralls Transaction

As addressed in our September 27 blog, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) was sued in U.S. District Court by Ralls Corp relating to the acquisition by Ralls of four Oregon companies whose assets...more

A Wind Farm in Oregon Threatens National Security and President Obama Acts - September 30, 2012

This past Friday, President Obama stopped a national security threat in its tracks: We quote: There is credible evidence that leads me [the President] to believe that Ralls Corporation (Ralls), ..., and its...more

At CFIUS’s Recommendation, the President Blocks Chinese Company from Acquiring U.S. Wind Farms

President Obama issued an executive order prohibiting a Chinese-owned company from acquiring and owning four wind farms in the U.S. on September 28, 2012, which marks the first time in over two decades that a U.S. president...more

Renewable Energy Update - January 10, 2012

In This Issue: Renewable Energy Focus EPA cross-state emissions rule delayed by appeals court; BLM seeks input on bidding process for renewable energy development on public lands; Wind manufacturers join trade war...more

Green Building Update - September 18, 2009

IN THIS ISSUE: *$1 trillion to invest yearly in China's green sector *Green Building Focus ..Fedrizzi pushes building labels ..International code guided by Aspen's green building code ..Reports: Green is economic...more

Green Building Update - August 24, 2009

IN THIS ISSUE: *Will green construction laws stall housing recovery? *Green Building Focus ..LEED projects grow rapidly outside the U.S. ..New LEED energy and water usage reporting *Clinton challenges universities to...more

Green buildings: Opportunities and risks

In recent years, the Middle East has emerged as a centre for monumental buildings. Dubai is currently building the world’s tallest—Burj Dubai— while Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar all are considering building rival...more

Green Building Update - July 31, 2009

IN THIS ISSUE: *U.S. & China to collaborate on sustainability *Green Building Focus ..Online LEED product guide ..Report: Living Building Challenge *Santa Monica's new sustainability Website *Baltimore: LEED...more

Green Building Update

IN THIS ISSUE: *Obama's green building agenda *GREEN BUILDING FOCUS ..Survey: down market conditions not likely to stop green construction *USGBC's membership adopts LEED-2009 *Sustainable projects hold up overseas...more

Green Building Update - October 24, 2008

In this issue: *California releases draft 'Scoping Plan' for AB 32 *Green Building Focus: ..Green Tax Incentives in $700B Economic Stabilization Act ..Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings *19 cities in California have...more

Green Building Update - September 24, 2008

IN THIS ISSUE: *California says climate plan equals economic growth *GREEN BUILDING FOCUS ..Green Building growing in every region of the world ..New Venture Capital Fund To Focused on Green Building *Critics claim...more

Green Building Update - September 10, 2008

IN THIS ISSUE: *Developers say LEED cert. becoming hard to resist *GREEN BUILDING FOCUS ..Green schools: higher test scores & lower absenteeism *Green Globes rating competing with LEED certification *Fast track...more

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