Matthew Manahan – Pierce Atwood LLP

American Eel and Atlantic Sturgeon: Will They Become LIsted Species?

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has decided again to evaluate whether to list the American eel and is seeking public comment until November 28, 2011 as part of a new status review. It is not yet known when the National…more

| Administrative Law, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law
Friedman v. Board of Environmental...

Maine Law Court upholds agency discretion to refuse to modify water quality...

Appellants contend that the Superior Court erred in holding that the Board of Environmental Protection has nonreviewable discretion to decline to act on appellants’ petitions to modify water quality certifications issued…more

| Administrative Law, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Water Quality Certification and Relicensing: Sharing Legal Strategies

Obtaining a state water quality certification, required under the Clean Water Act, can be a significant challenge in hydroelectric licensing proceedings. Project owners are employing -- with varying degrees of success --…more

| Administrative Law, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

FERC and Dam Decommissioning

Hydroelectric power is clean, renewable energy, yes the costs of obtaining new licenses from FERC have become prohibitive, particularly for small projects. Project owners are increasingly considering decommissioning their…more

| Administrative Law, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

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