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Energy Newsletter - September 2018

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A Texas Federal Judge Turns Up the Heat on Oil Companies Facing Climate Change-Related Securities Class Actions - On August 14, 2018, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued a...more

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Currents - Energy Industry Insights - September 2018 #2

As Storm Looms, 4th Circuit Reverses Ruling Against Dominion on Coal Ash Pollution at Chesapeake Site - "Water pollution from a coal ash landfill and settling ponds at a closed power plant in Chesapeake is not a violation of...more

Foley Hoag LLP - Environmental Law

We May Not Always Have Paris, But Perhaps We Can Do Better Than Paris

Earlier this week, the Climate Leadership Council released an analysis demonstrating that the “Baker Shultz Carbon Dividends Plan” would result in greater reductions in greenhouse gas emissions than the US committed to...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

CA Enacts 100% Carbon-Free Energy Standard

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Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 100 into law on Monday, setting in place a 100% renewable electricity target for California by 2045. The law, which we discussed in our prior blog post, calls for a state-wide renewable...more

Bennett Jones LLP

Litigating Securities Fraud in the Climate-Change Era

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Climate change disclosure is receiving greater attention from Canadian public companies and their investors. As various legal claims begin to shape the world of climate change litigation, both in and outside of Canada,...more

Beveridge & Diamond PC

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Upholds GHG Caps for Electricity Sector and Affirms the Continued Viability of Chevron-style...

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On September 4, 2018, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) issued an opinion in New England Power Generators Association v. Department of Environmental Protection (Case number SJC-12477; --- N.E.3d ---, 2018 WL...more

King & Spalding

A Texas Federal Judge Turns Up the Heat on Oil Companies Facing Climate Change-Related Securities Class Actions

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On August 14, 2018, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued a surprisingly shareholder-friendly opinion denying a motion to dismiss filed by Exxon Mobil Corp. See Ramirez v. Exxon Mobil...more

Burr & Forman

Clean Power Plan Rollback Proceeds Despite Reports of Negative Consequences and Questions About the Benefit to Coal Country...

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The Trump Administration announced a long-awaited proposal to roll back the Obama-era Clean Power Plan late last month. (Chicago Tribune). The action had been promised by the President and his appointees at EPA, who pursued...more

Downey Brand LLP

California Air and Climate, Vol. 4: CARB Cap-and-Trade Amendments and Methods to Reduce Transportation GHG; BAAQMD Seeking...

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California Air Resources Board (CARB) Proposes Amendments to its Cap-and-Trade Program - On September 4, 2018, CARB proposed amendments to its greenhouse gas (“GHG”) cap-and-trade program to implement the changes required...more

Beveridge & Diamond PC

Latin American Environmental Regulatory Tracker - September 2018

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This month’s tracker reflects key initiatives from July 16 – August 15, 2018. ARGENTINA - ENERGY - Chamber of Deputies Bill No. 4536-D-2018 would promote and incentivize the use, construction, and installation of...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

CA Votes to Go 100% Carbon-Free by 2045

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Earlier this week, the California Assembly took aggressive steps to limit greenhouse gas emissions as legislators voted to require that 100 percent of the state’s electricity come from carbon-free sources by 2045. If signed...more

K&L Gates LLP

Trump Administration Releases Clean Power Plan Replacement Proposal

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Advancing President Trump’s campaign promise to end the “war on coal,” on August 21, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) proposed a new rule to replace the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan (“CPP”). ...more

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Currents - Energy Industry Insights - August 2018 #5

Gas Drilling Not Damaging Forests' Waterways, State Finds - "Pennsylvania's state forests agency says it isn't finding damage to waterways amid the expansion of natural gas drilling in recent years, although it is reporting...more

Dentons

Trump administration continues to overhaul climate change regulations

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On August 21, the Trump administration unveiled the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule, a draft proposal that would establish guidelines for states to use in addressing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the power sector....more

King & Spalding

Climate Change and Oil Reserve Estimates — New Securities Litigation Risks

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A Texas Federal Judge Turns Up The Heat On Oil Companies Facing Climate Change-Related Securities Class Actions - On August 14, 2018, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued a...more

LeClairRyan

Anti-SLAPP Statute Can’t Be Used Against Subpoena

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Two years ago, I blogged about the anti-SLAPP special motion to dismiss filed by the Competitive Enterprise Institute in response to a non-party subpoena served by the Virgin Islands Attorney General. CEI maintained the...more

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Currents - Energy Industry Insights - August 2018 #2

SEC Drops Probe of Exxon's Accounting Practices - "The Securities and Exchange Commission has dropped its probe into whether ExxonMobil misled investors about its knowledge of climate change and the potential effects on...more

Jones Day

Climate Report l Summer 2018

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Climate Change Regulatory Issues & Updates - UK Government Adopts Zero Emission Road Transport Strategy - On July 9, 2018, the UK Government published "The Road to Zero," a strategy to implement measures to transition...more

Foley Hoag LLP - Environmental Law

Winston Churchill and Fuel Economy Standards

So the Trump administration has formally proposed to roll back CAFE standards for model years beginning in 2021. And California has announced its intention to start separately enforcing its own standards if the federal...more

Foley Hoag LLP - Environmental Law

Dog Bites Man: Scott Pruitt Edition

According to Greenwire (subscription required), EPA has acknowledged that it possesses no records providing a factual basis for claims made by Scott Pruitt that GHG emissions are not a primary contributor to global...more

Beveridge & Diamond PC

Latin American Environmental Regulatory Tracker - August 2018

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ARGENTINA - DESIGN FOR ENVIRONMENT - Chamber of Deputies Bill No. 3847-D-2018 would prohibit, as of December 31, 2019, the production, import, and sale of cosmetic and oral hygiene products for dental use that contain...more

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

Currents - Energy Industry Insights - August 2018

EPA Chief Looks to Distinguish Himself from Pruitt in Agency-Wide Memo - "The new head of the EPA sent a staff-wide memo laying out steps the agency is taking to increase transparency, a move that's seen as an effort to...more

Esquire Deposition Solutions, LLC

Climate goes to court

The pace of climate litigation is anything but glacial. We’ve seen a flurry of important developments in just the 90 days since we first blogged about the new climate litigation movement. Plaintiffs are pressuring oil...more

Holland & Knight LLP

Colombia Aprueba Directrices para la Gestión del Cambio Climático

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El pasado 27 de julio de 2018, el Congreso de la República aprobó la Ley 1931 (la Ley) por la cual se establecen directrices para la gestión del cambio climático, en línea con las obligaciones asumidas por Colombia a raíz de...more

Bennett Jones LLP

The Elimination of Ontario's Cap-and-Trade Program

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On July 25, 2018, the newly elected Ontario Government tabled Bill 4, the Cap and Trade Cancellation Act, 2018 to repeal the Climate Change Mitigation and Low Carbon Economy Act, 2016, cancelling Ontario's cap and trade...more

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