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Arkansas Energy Personnel Moves: Arkansas Petroleum Council Executive Director Tom Parker Announces Retirement

Arkansas Petroleum Council (“APC”) Executive Director Tom Parker has announced he will retire December 31st. Tom also serves as the Southern Region Director of the American Petroleum Institute (“API”)....more

D.C. Circuit Vacates Portions of EPA's Definition of Solid Waste Rule

On July 7, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (the D.C. Circuit) vacated portions of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) 2015 rule on the Definition of Solid Waste (the...more

American Petroleum Institute On The Future Of American Energy And The RFS

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On January 5, 2016, the American Petroleum Institute (API) released its annual State of American Energy 2016 report while emphasizing a need to either amend or repeal EPA’s RFS and a need to promote energy infrastructure...more

White House OMB Reviews Final Changes To Standards For Renewable Fuels

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On October 30, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) submitted a draft final rule for review to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) that would reduce the amount of biofuels that must be...more

Ethanol Mandates under RFS and EPA’s Lifecycle GHG Analysis

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

In a settlement with the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) and the American Petroleum Institute (API), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) agreed to set renewable fuel obligations for calendar...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - October 2015

by Allen Matkins on

Environmental and Policy Focus - Royal Dutch Shell suspends Arctic drilling indefinitely: Washington Post - Sep 28: Royal Dutch Shell announced early on September 28, 2015 that it will indefinitely suspend its Arctic...more

SEC Enjoined For Failing To Timely Issue Mineral Disclosure Rule

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act imposed a requirement on the SEC in Section 1504 to promulgate a disclosure rule regarding certain extraction payments involving resource issuers within 270 days of passage or by April...more

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

by BakerHostetler on

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

Energy And Environment Update -- January 20, 2013

by Mintz Levin on

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

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