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Summary of FERC Meeting Agenda - April 2013

In This Issue: - Administrative Items - Electric Items - Gas Item - Hydro Items - Certificate Items - Excerpt from Administrative Items: A-1: Docket No. AD02-7-000 This administrative item...more

Dam Removal - A US National Infrastructure Issue

Originally Published in Project Finance International, February 27, 2013. Experts estimate that approximately 85% of the 79,000 dams in the United States will approach the end of their operational life by 2020. The...more

Summary of FERC Meeting Agenda - February 2013

Below are brief summaries of the agenda items for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s February 21, 2013 meeting, pursuant to the agenda as issued on February 14, 2013. Agenda items E-5, E-7 and C-8 have not been...more

Oh Canada! Significant Developments in Canadian Energy - January 2013

In This Issue: - Oil Sands News - East Coast News - West Coast News - Canadian Arctic News - Alternative Energy News - On the Horizon - Abbreviations - Contact Us - Excerpt from On The Horizon:...more

Summary of FERC Meeting Agenda - January 2013

In This Issue: - Administrative Items - Electric Items - Gas Item - Hydro Items - Certificate Item Excerpt from Hydro Items: H-1 Annual Charges for Use of Government Lands (Docket No. RM11-6-000)...more

U.S. Supreme Court Reaffirms Settled Precedent for Regulating Transfers of Water Through Stormwater Systems and Other Water...

On January 8, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously overturned a judgment of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that would have had vast consequences for stormwater systems and other water infrastructure...more

Supreme Court Decision Good News for Dam Owners

On Jan. 8, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held that flow from an improved portion of a waterway into an unimproved portion of the same waterway — even if polluted — does not qualify as “discharge of pollutants”...more

Summary of FERC Meeting Agenda - December 2012

Below are brief summaries of the agenda items for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s December 20, 2012 meeting, pursuant to the agenda as issued on December 13, 2012. Agenda items E-6, E-10, E-18, E-19, E-20, E-21 and...more

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