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Texas Environmental Update - November 15, 2013

We are pleased to provide you with this issue of Bracewell's Texas Environmental Update, offering the latest news about permitting, enforcement, regulatory developments, and other matters of interest to the regulated...more

ML Strategies Weekly Energy and Environment Update – Week of November 11, 2013

The House is back in session this week, and healthcare measures are expected to dominate both chambers. Three conference committees are reconciling differences between House and Senate approved bills. The first will tackle...more

ML Strategies Weekly Energy and Environment Update – Week of October 28 2013

Following the House’s approval of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act last week, three conference committees will spend this week attempting negotiate compromise language. The Senate passed its counterpart in May. ...more

Department of Energy Report Indicates Fracking Has Not Contaminated Drinking Water in Western Pennsylvania

A recent study by the Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) indicates that chemical-laced fluids used in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, have not contaminated the drinking water at a test...more

Philadelphia Releases Energy Benchmarking and Disclosure Regulations for Large Commercial Buildings

On July 10, 2013, the Philadelphia Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I) issued draft regulations filling in the compliance requirements of Philadelphia’s mandatory energy and water disclosure ordinance (the Disclosure...more

DOE Statement on Marcellus Shale Hydraulic Fracturing Study

This is a revised alert reflecting updated information in a July 19 National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) media release, which clarified prior NETL statements on the hydraulic fracturing study contained in earlier...more

The House Takes Action on Energy Legislation, and Senate Leader Forces Vote on Presidential Nominations – ML Strategies Weekly...

The House took the lead on energy issues last week. On Wednesday, the House approved H.R. 2609, the FY14 Energy and Water Appropriations bill; the package includes $30.4 billion in funding, including $24.6 billion for the...more

Building Energy Reporting Comes To Boston (Almost)

Today, Mayor Menino forwarded to the Boston City Council proposed amendments to the City of Boston Code that would require owners of many city buildings to report their energy and water use annually. That information would...more

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