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Executive Order Seeks Sweeping Reversal of Climate Change Policies to Favor U.S. Energy Production

by Perkins Coie on

President Donald Trump recently signed Executive Order 13783, an omnibus executive order aimed at reducing burdens on further development of domestic energy resources, with “particular attention” to oil, natural gas, coal and...more

Energy in Transition: Trump Announces Additional Cabinet Nominees

by Holland & Knight LLP on

President-Elect Donald Trump announced this week three new cabinet nominees who will certainly influence U.S. energy policy at home and abroad. This alert is intended to update clients on the President-Elect's nominees and...more

Policy Predictions: How will Trump's 100-Day Plan Affect U.S. Energy Industry?

by LeClairRyan on

The American landscape is littered with failed prognostications about what new Presidential administrations would or would not ? and could or could not ? accomplish. Every new President faces the challenge of transforming...more

Post-Election Update 2016

by Bracewell LLP on

The 2016 election results have significant implications for companies across a wide range of industry sectors. From environmental policy to financial services to tax reform, President-elect Trump has committed to sweeping...more

Fueling Freedom: Explaining the Value of Fossil Fuels

by Gray Reed & McGraw on

Which of these statements makes sense to you: A. “Never before have the rulers of a society intentionally driven it backwards to scarcer, more expensive, and less efficient energy.” B. “Communism is the optimal...more

EPA Doubles Down with Expansive New Methane Regulation

The Obama administration took two major steps in implementing its comprehensive climate change strategy this month, setting first-ever methane emissions standards for new, reconstructed and modified sources and simultaneously...more

Energy Insights: An Update from the Third Quarter of 2015

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

In this edition of Seyfarth Shaw’s Energy Insights Newsletter our Energy and Clean Technologies team covers important developments in Q3 2015 for the energy industry including 1) the latest initiatives from the Environmental...more

EPA Publishes Regulatory Proposals that Would Further Curb Methane and VOC Emissions from the Oil and Gas Sector

by K&L Gates LLP on

On August 18, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) proposed a suite of regulatory actions aimed at reducing methane and volatile organic compound (“VOC”) emissions from the oil and gas sector....more

Clean Power Rule Challenges Will Proceed Sooner or Later, But Its Goal May Already Be Close at Hand

by Burr & Forman on

Legal challenges filed almost immediately after President Obama announced the Clean Power Rule may be premature. That is what attorneys for EPA told the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit recently in...more

U.S. EPA Proposes Methane Limits for Oil and Gas Industry

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

On August 18, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed rules to limit emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas (GHG), from certain new and modified facilities in the oil and natural gas industry. The...more

EPA Launches Proposed Measures to Cut Methane and VOC Emissions from Oil & Gas Industry: Agency Clarifies Permitting Requirements...

by Stinson Leonard Street on

Draft New Source Performance Standards to Reduce Methane and VOC Emissions - The oil and gas sector is the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) latest target regarding the reduction of GHG emissions. The White House...more

EPA Proposal Limits Methane, Other Emissions in Oil, Natural Gas Sector

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released proposed regulations that would set performance standards for emissions of methane and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from new and modified sources in the...more

Carbon Matters - Summer 2015

by DLA Piper on

In This Issue: - The EU ETS and the Market Stability Reserve - Deadline Approaching for the Completion of ESOS Assessments - The EU Commission Proposals for the Roadmap to the Paris COPMOP - Fracking...more

The regulation of fracking in England: Environmental implications for the 'Northern Powerhouse'

by DLA Piper on

It has for some time been the policy of the United Kingdom Government to facilitate operations to explore for and exploit shale gas by means of hydraulic fracturing, or 'fracking'. Just before the recent General Election,...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - June 2015 #2

by Allen Matkins on

Environmental and Policy Focus: Offshore oil drilling banned along new stretch of California coast - San Jose Mercury News - Jun 10: In the largest expansion of national marine sanctuaries in California in 23 years, the...more

What Does the UK's New Conservative Government and New Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Mean for the UK's Energy...

by King & Spalding on

Introduction - On 8 May 2015 David Cameron's Conservatives won an unexpected majority in the House of Commons, bringing an end to the Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition that had been in power since 2010. The Liberal...more

Maryland Legislative and Regulatory Updates

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

Maryland’s annual legislative session ended on April 13, 2015, and with the close of the session came new legislation that affects environmental regulation in Maryland....more

Energy & Environment Update - April 2015

In This Issue: - Energy and Climate - Congress - Administration - Department of Energy - Department of Interior - Department of Justice - Department of State -...more

Federal Regulation of Hydraulic Fracturing Spurned by Senate

by Stoel Rives LLP on

On Wednesday, January 28, the Senate voted against Amendment 48 which would allow the federal Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) to regulate hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) on state and private lands. The measure was...more

Carbon Matters - Winter 2014/2015 (Global)

by DLA Piper on

In This Issue: - EU Emissions Trading System - Surprise Agreement On The Road To Paris - Changes to climate change agreements on the horizon - Fracking – The Saga Goes On - In Brief - Excerpt from...more

The Shale Play Today - May 2014

In This Issue: - Climate Action Plan Breathes New Life into Oil & Gas Air Regulations - Major Natural Gas Power Plant Announcement Indicates Different Uses for Marcellus & Utica Shale Gas - Natural Gas Expanding...more

An Oil And Gas Rorschach Test

by Gray Reed & McGraw on

There is a ”Rorschach” way to examine your thinking about the controversy over fossil fuels and global warming. Psychologists use the Rorschach test to examine a person’s personality characteristics and emotional...more

Energy And Environment Update -- November 13, 2013

by Mintz Levin on

In This Issue: Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Energy; Department of Interior; Department of Treasury; Environmental Protection Agency; International; States; and...more

Energy And Environment Update -- August 12, 2013

by Mintz Levin on

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

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - February 21, 2013

by Allen Matkins on

In This Issue: Environmental and Policy Focus - California holds second auction of carbon credits; Doubts voiced on fracking oversight at California hearing; BLM sued over Solar Energy Zones; Plan to remove bike...more

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