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Does Offshore Wind Finally Have The Wind At Its Back? DOI Announces Plan For Largest Auction To Date

Earlier this week, DOI Secretary Jewell joined with Governor Patrick to announce plans to auction more than 1,000 square miles on the Outer Continental Shelf offshore Massachusetts for wind energy development. The auction,...more

Energy & Environment Update - June 2014

In This Issue: - Energy and Climate Debate - Congress - Administration - Department of Agriculture - Department of Commerce - Department of Energy - Department of...more

Inside the Mining Industry: An Arizona Mining Lawyer Discusses Key Challenges, Opportunities & Trends for 2014 and Beyond

Other than market forces, Federal permitting processes continue to be a primary cause of delay for new mines and the expansion of existing mines throughout the United States. The federal government manages a significant...more

Energy & Environment Update - June 2014

In This Issue: - Energy and Climate Debate - Congress - Administration - Department of Agriculture - Department of Commerce - Department of Energy - Department of...more

Energy & Environment Update - May 2014

In This Issue: - Energy and Climate Debate - Congress - Department of Commerce - Department of Energy - Department of Interior - Department of State - Department of...more

Check Your Mail: BSEE Inviting All of Its Friends to Pay for GOM Decommissioning

In response to the April 20, 2010, Deepwater Horizon incident and under the auspices of the United States Department of Interior’s (DOI’s) “Idle Iron Policy,” the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) has...more

Energy & Environment Update - May 2014

In This Issue: - Energy and Climate Debate - Congress - Administration - Department of Agriculture - Department of Energy - Department of Interior - Department of...more

Renewable Energy Update -- May 2014

In This Issue: - Energy and Climate Debate - Congress - Administration - Department of Agriculture - Department of Energy - Department of Interior - Department of...more

Energy And Environment Update

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

New DOI Strategy for Mitigation Offers Some Promise and Many Unanswered Questions

On April 10, 2014, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell released the Department of the Interior’s (DOI’s) new strategy to implement mitigation policies and practices that will more effectively encourage infrastructure...more

Energy & Environment Update

In This Issue: - Energy & Climate Debate - Congress - Administration - Department of Defense - Department of Energy - Department of Interior - Department of Transportation - Department of...more

Energy And Environment Update

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

Interior’s Carcieri Opinion Means More Diligence for Trust Land Development Projects

The Office of the Solicitor of the Department of the Interior has issued a legal opinion (the “Opinion“) to the Secretary of the Interior interpreting the statutory phrase “under federal jurisdiction” in the Indian...more

Office of the Solicitor Issues Carcieri “Fix” Opinion

In response to the United States Supreme Court’s ruling in Carcieri v. Salazar, 555 U.S. 379 (2009), the Office of the Solicitor for the United States Department of the Interior issued a memorandum opinion on March 12, 2014,...more

Energy And Environment Update -- March 10, 2014

In This Issue: Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Agriculture; Department of Commerce; Department of Defense; Department of Energy; Department of Interior; Department of State;...more

DOI Secretary Jewell Announces Two Utility-Scale Solar Projects in California and Nevada

Secretary Jewell, of the Department of Interior, announced approval of two utility-scale solar projects located on the California-Nevada border. The Stateline Solar Project will be located in the Mojave Desert in San...more

Energy And Environment Update -- February 24, 2014

In This Issue: Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Commerce; Department of Energy; Department of Interior; Department of State; Department of Transportation; Environmental Protection...more

ONRR Plans Aggressive Enforcement of "Marketable Condition" Rule

New ONRR initiative sets presumptive costs of making gas marketable and will require lessees to affirmatively demonstrate costs that differ from ONRR assumptions. The Department of Interior, Office of Natural...more

Energy And Environment Update -- February 10, 2014

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

2014 Top Energy & Environmental Regulatory Issues

In This Issue: - Environmental Protection Agency ..NAAQS ..Tier 3 & 4 Standards ..Stormwater Control ..Hydraulic Fracturing Regulation ..Clean Water Act Expansion ..Renewable Fuels...more

Capital Thinking: Environment and Natural Resources

Nominations for U.S. Department of the Interior and EPA - On Tuesday, December 17, the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will meet to consider the nomination of Neil Kornze to become the Director of the...more

Energy And Environment Update -- December 11, 2013

In This Issue: Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Agriculture; Department of Energy; Department of Interior; Environmental Protection Agency; Nuclear Regulatory Commission;...more

House Natural Resources Committee To Hold Hearing On Department Of The Interior's 2011 Endangered Species Act Settlements

On Thursday, December 12, 2013, the House Natural Resources Committee (Committee) will hold a full committee oversight hearing (pdf) titled “ESA Decisions by Closed-Door Settlement: Short-Changing Science, Transparency,...more

US Department of Interior features energy as a priority

The United States Department of the Interior has updated its regulatory priorities for the coming six months, with energy issues featured prominently. The nation's principal steward of federal public lands and resources, the...more

Energy And Environment Update -- November 26, 2013

In This Issue: Energy and Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Defense; Department of Energy; Department of Interior; Department of Justice; Department of Transportation; Environmental Protection...more

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