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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Implementing CAATSA Sanctions on Russia: Approaching Deadlines for “Oligarchs” and “Sovereign Debt” Reports and Recap of Latest...

• The next significant Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA)-related deadline for the Trump administration is January 29, 2018, when it must submit reports to Congress on “oligarchs and parastatal...more

Holland & Knight LLP

U.S. Government Issues Guidance on Expanded Russia Sanctions

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• The U.S. Department of State issued public guidance on sanctions with respect to 39 named entities related to Russia's defense and intelligence sectors. This guidance is issued under Section 231 of the Countering America's...more

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Currents - Energy Industry Insights - October 2017 #5

Drive for ANWR Oil Bonanza Could Prove to be a Bust for the Republicans' Budget - "Congressional Republicans counting on a $1 billion windfall from selling oil-drilling rights in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to help...more

Allen Matkins

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - December 2016 #4

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Environmental and Policy Focus - California sues to block offshore oil hydraulic fracturing - OC Register - Dec 20 - California Attorney General Kamala Harris and the California Coastal Commission filed...more

Dentons

Sanctions in Energy: Russia and Iran

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US and EU sanctions related to Russia and Iran have a direct and targeted impact on the energy sector. The sanctions regimes against Russia and Iran differ substantially and seem to be moving in different directions. In this...more

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Russia Moves on the Regulation of its Arctic Continental Shelf Resources

In the course of the meeting held in September 2016 between President Putin and the Russian government, Mr Sergey Donskoy, the Minister for Natural Resources and the Environment, announced that it had been decided to impose a...more

Allen Matkins

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - December 2015 #3

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Environmental and Policy Focus - California Supreme Court rejects mandatory "reverse CEQA" analysis Allen Matkins - Dec 18 - The California Supreme Court issued its long awaited opinion yesterday in California...more

Mintz

Energy Technology Connections Newsletter: Your Law Firm Link to Industry News - November 2015

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A Note from the Editors - Our November edition of Energy Technology Connections brings you recent industry highlights, the latest news from Capitol Hill, and a list of upcoming energy industry events. In Leaders in the...more

Burr & Forman

Climate Change and Creative Problem Solving

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A story in the New York Times recently portrays the ice cap in Greenland as rapidly disappearing. (NYT). Indeed, the pictures are dramatic. The story is based on experiences and observations from scientists working in the...more

Mintz - ML Strategies

Energy & Environment Update - October 2015 #3

by Mintz - ML Strategies on

Energy and Climate Debate: Congress returns from the Columbus Day holiday this week to full schedules in both chambers, including several energy and environment hearings of interest. In the meantime, the Obama...more

Foley Hoag LLP - Environmental Law

Alaska Needs to Drill For More Oil — It’s All the Fault of Climate Change

According to the BBC, Alaska Governor Bill Walker has concluded that more drilling for oil is necessary in order for Alaska to have the funds necessary to pay to mitigate the costs of climate change in Alaska. Such costs...more

Allen Matkins

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - October 2015

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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

Allen Matkins

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - July 2015 #4

by Allen Matkins on

Environmental and Policy Focus - California State Water Board seeks fines from local water district for alleged drought-related violations: Sacramento Bee - Jul 20 - State drought regulators went on the offensive against...more

Nossaman LLP

Ninth Circuit Rules Approval of Oil Spill Response Plans is Non-Discretionary

by Nossaman LLP on

On June 11, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement’s (Bureau) approval of oil spill response plans (OSRPs) relating to oil leases in the Beaufort and...more

K&L Gates LLP

Regulating Exploration on the Arctic OCS: U.S. Federal Regulators Propose Rules for Oil and Gas Exploratory Drilling on the Arctic...

by K&L Gates LLP on

In recent years, the energy industry has expressed significant interest in investigating submerged lands on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) in the Arctic for commercial quantities of oil and natural gas. The...more

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

ANWR News: The Fine Print of President Obama’s Executive Action to Create Over 12 Million Acres of Wilderness

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is administratively implementing President Obama’s recommendation that certain lands in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) in Alaska be designated as wilderness. FWS...more

Baker Donelson

Obama Administration's Unwelcoming News to Alaskan Leaders

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The Obama administration announced on Sunday its plan to make a recommendation to Congress to designate 12.28 million acres of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area, a designation that offers the highest...more

Thomas Fox

Marx Brothers Compliance Week Continues – The Stateroom Scene and High-Risk

by Thomas Fox on

I continue my exploration of the Marx Brothers’ movies by looking at the famous Stateroom scene from the MGM release A Night at the Opera. In researching this I was somewhat stunned to find that the scene was written and...more

Blank Rome LLP

Is the U.S. Prepared Legally and Operationally to Protect Its Arctic Interests?

by Blank Rome LLP on

The answer to this question is a resounding “no.” The U.S. is not prepared to protect its interests in the Arctic over the next decade. The primary legal regime that is being relied upon by all members of the Arctic...more

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Fish and Wildlife Service says No to Alaska’s request for oil exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (“ANWR”) is in the news again. This refuge, set in the midst of some of the nation’s richest petroleum deposits, has been a source of contention and controversy since the passage of the...more

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Regulatory Issues Cause ConocoPhillips to Join Shell Oil in Suspending its Drilling Program in Arctic Waters off Alaska

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

Today, ConocoPhillips announced that it is suspending its drilling program in the Chukchi Sea off the northwest coast of Alaska for 2014, due to uncertainty regarding the changing regulatory requirements. ...more

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

Business Litigation Report -- March 2013

In This Issue: - Firm News: Quinn Emanuel Recognized as a “2013 Go-To Law Firm for Top 500 Companies” and Quinn Emanuel Named Law360 Class Action Practice Group of the Year - Main...more

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