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

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

D.C. Circuit Issues Mixed Ruling on Biofuels Targets

The D.C. Circuit delivered a mixed decision recently regarding an American Petroleum Institute (“API”) challenge to the 2012 EPA Rule (“2012 Rule”) outlining blending requirements for cellulosic biofuels. Cellulosic biofuel...more

Energy And Environment Update -- January 20, 2013

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

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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