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There’s Still Time For Congress To Void The SEC’s Resource Extraction Rule

by Allen Matkins on

Last June, the Securities and Exchange Commission belatedly adopted a rule requiring disclosure of resource extraction payments by issuers. As I wrote at the time...more

SEC Declines To Define “Mineral” In Resource Extraction Rule But Then Defines It Anyway

by Allen Matkins on

As reported by Broc Romanek yesterday, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted (again) a resource extraction rule. Congress had ordered the SEC to adopt a rule by April 17, 2011. After belatedly adopting a rule, the...more

Clock Winds Down On Resource Extraction Disclosure Rule

by Allen Matkins on

Congress told the SEC to adopt a resource extraction disclosure rule by no later than April 17, 2011. The SEC missed that statutory deadline by over a year. After the SEC belatedly adopted a rule in 2012, the U.S. District...more

Food-Processing Sector May Be U.S. EPA’s Next Enforcement Target

by King & Spalding on

Every three years, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets national enforcement initiatives to focus its civil and criminal enforcement resources on specific environmental issues. On September 15, 2015,...more

American Petroleum Institute On The Future Of American Energy And The RFS

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On January 5, 2016, the American Petroleum Institute (API) released its annual State of American Energy 2016 report while emphasizing a need to either amend or repeal EPA’s RFS and a need to promote energy infrastructure...more

White House OMB Reviews Final Changes To Standards For Renewable Fuels

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On October 30, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) submitted a draft final rule for review to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) that would reduce the amount of biofuels that must be...more

Ethanol Mandates under RFS and EPA’s Lifecycle GHG Analysis

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

In a settlement with the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) and the American Petroleum Institute (API), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) agreed to set renewable fuel obligations for calendar...more

PHMSA Proposes to Expand the Requirements for Pipelines Carrying Hazardous Liquids

by Morgan Lewis on

The rules would add gathering lines and pipelines in non-HCA areas. On October 13, the US Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued a Proposed Rule that would...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - October 2015

by Allen Matkins on

Environmental and Policy Focus - Royal Dutch Shell suspends Arctic drilling indefinitely: Washington Post - Sep 28: Royal Dutch Shell announced early on September 28, 2015 that it will indefinitely suspend its Arctic...more

Securities and Exchange Commission Sets Schedule for Rulemaking on Revenue Transparency

On October 2, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) filed a schedule with the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts providing details as to when the agency will seek to issue a final rule on revenue...more

SEC Enjoined For Failing To Timely Issue Mineral Disclosure Rule

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act imposed a requirement on the SEC in Section 1504 to promulgate a disclosure rule regarding certain extraction payments involving resource issuers within 270 days of passage or by April...more

The American Petroleum Institute Pens “Good Neighbor” Standards for Fracking

by BakerHostetler on

In a press release Wednesday, the American Petroleum Institute (“API”) published a first-of-its-kind industry standard for community engagement in shale-rich areas where oil and gas can be extracted using horizontal drilling...more

The Transparency Wars: Coming to a Galaxy Near You?

Everyone is in favor of transparency and anti-corruption – at least, everyone except the occasional despot or dictator. Yet substantial controversy now swirls around the disclosure of the vast sums that governments receive...more

"SEC Resource Extraction Issuer Disclosure Rules Vacated"

On July 2, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia vacated the resource extraction issuer disclosure rules adopted last year by the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to Section 1504 of the...more

Appeals Court Dismisses Challenge To SEC Resource Extraction Rules

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

Energy And Environment Update -- January 20, 2013

by Mintz Levin on

In This Issue: Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Department of Energy; Department of Interior; Department of State; Environmental Protection Agency; Federal Energy Regulatory Commission; International Trade...more

SEC Files Brief in Lawsuit Challenging Extractive Industry Transparency Rule

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

SEC Denies Motion to Stay New Resource Extraction Payment Disclosure Rules

by Holland & Knight LLP on

On October 10, 2012, the American Petroleum Institute and other plaintiffs filed a complaint and petition for review in the Circuit Court and Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit relating to new rules promulgated by the SEC...more

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