Stoel Rives LLP

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760 SW Ninth Avenue, Suite 3000
Portland, Oregon 97205, United States
Phone: (503) 224-3380
Fax: (503) 220-2480
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Other U.S. Locations
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Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Ending Collusion between EPA and Outside Groups

EPA Administrator E. Scott Pruitt begins his October 16, 2017, directive on transparency and public participation in consent decrees and settlement agreements by stating, “EPA has previously sought to resolve lawsuits filed…more
 /  Administrative Law, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Idaho Adopts New Laws Governing Notaries and Acknowledgments

Anyone who deals with interests in real estate should be aware that Idaho recently adopted a new set of laws governing notaries and acknowledgments. This is important because Idaho law gives special protection to interests in…more
 /  Administrative Law, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential

U.S. EPA Moves to Repeal Clean Power Plan

In a much-anticipated move, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing repeal of the Clean Power Plan (CPP). The draft proposed rule outlines EPA’s revised interpretation of its authority under Clean Air Act…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Trump’s BLM Cannot Delay Implementation of Oil and Gas Methane Rules after Effective Date

On October 4, 2017, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California held that the Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”) cannot postpone implementation of natural gas methane emission rules because such…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

California Responds to Increased Federal Immigration Enforcement Actions

On October 5, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 450. With the passage of this bill, California becomes the first state in the nation to enact a law prohibiting employers from providing voluntary assistance to…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Tax Equity Investors Wave Goodbye to FPA Section 203

Tax equity investments, and potentially other passive investments, in renewable energy just became that much easier to make. Today, in response to a petition for declaratory order filed in January 2017 by a coalition of…more
 /  Business Organizations, Energy & Utilities, Securities Law, Taxation

Time to Remove Salary History from Job Applications

Starting this Friday, October 6, employers in Oregon can no longer ask job applicants about their salary history. As part of the Equal Pay Act that Oregon enacted earlier this year, prohibiting questions about salary history is…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Tax Law Alert: “Big Six” Release Tax Reform Framework Supported by President Trump

After months of speculation a group of Republican leaders referred to as the “Big Six” (House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, Senate Finance…more
 /  Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, Taxation

DOGGR Releases Proposed Pipeline Testing Regulations

On September 22, 2017, the California Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources (“DOGGR”) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for its Pipeline Testing Regulations. The Notice announces that DOGGR proposes to adopt…more
 /  Energy & Utilities

DOE Directs FERC to Enact Special Compensation Rule for Coal Power

By a notice issued yesterday, September 28, Rick Perry, the Secretary of Energy, utilized section 403 of the DOE Act to require FERC to cause organized energy market operators (ISOs/RTOs) to compensate “fuel secure generation”,…more
 /  Energy & Utilities

5 Things Reflected in the ITC’s Suniva Injury-Phase Vote and What Comes Next

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) voted unanimously on September 22, 2017, for an affirmative determination of injury to U.S. producers of crystalline silicon photovoltaic (CSPV) products, such as solar cells,…more
 /  Administrative Law, Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, International Law & Trade

Transaction Structuring Matters: North Carolina Rejects Third-Party Rooftop Solar Power Purchase Agreements

A North Carolina appeals court has reminded energy developers in the state of the importance of structuring a transaction so as not to trigger the state’s utility franchise laws. For one unfortunate developer, that reminder came…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Nonprofit Law

Updates to Energy Related Bills in the 2017-2018

Stoel Rives’ Energy Team has been monitoring and providing summaries of key energy-related bills introduced by California legislators since the beginning of the 2017-2018 Legislative Session. Legislators have been busy moving…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Recent Federal Actions to Streamline the NEPA Process

There has been a string of actions in the past few weeks addressing the federal government’s policy goal of streamlining the NEPA review process. Although a number of actions have been taken, it presently boils down to this: …more
 /  Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

ITC Prepares to Vote on the Suniva/SolarWorld proceeding re Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells

As we approach the critical September 22 vote of the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) for the U.S. solar industry, here is a brief review of how we arrived at this point and what to expect. This vote will constitute…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, International Law & Trade
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