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FERC Further Clarifies Its Orders Reforming Generator Interconnection Procedures And Agreements
On August 16, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC" or "the Commission") issued an order granting in part and denying in part requests for further clarification of its reform
United States
3 Oct 2019
EPA Requires States To Revise And Tighten Startup, Shutdown, And Malfunction Regulations
The Final Rule goes even further than the flawed Proposed Rule. EPA has now required that all states completely eliminate the SSM defense to a citizens' suit and/or penalty action.
United States
29 May 2015
Fourth Circuit Continues Trend Toward Narrowing Scope Of Cercla Arranger Liability
This ruling is consistent with a seeming trend toward limiting arranger liability since the United States Supreme Court issued its landmark decision in 2009 in Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway Co. v. United States, 556 U.S. 599 (2009).
United States
1 Apr 2015
Case Settled! New Jersey Supreme Court Says No Time Limits To Spill Act Contribution Claims
Defendants can no longer assert a statute of limitations defense to claims of contribution under the New Jersey Spill Compensation and Control Act, N.J.S.A. 58:10-23.11, et seq.
United States
6 Feb 2015
Commerce Department Issues New Guidance On Technical Crude Export Issues
New policy guidance in the form of "Frequently Asked Questions" was published by the Commerce Department on December 20, 2014.
United States
19 Jan 2015
TSCA On Hydraulic Fracturing: Gateway To New Federal Rules?
Historically, states have taken the lead in regulating oil and gas development given the states’ primary interest in securing rational oil and gas development.
United States
30 Sep 2014
Exports Of Condensate Reflect Evolution, Not Revolution, In Crude Export Regulation
On June 24, 2014, various news sources reported that the Department of Commerce had allowed two companies to export processed condensate.
United States
7 Jul 2014
Department Of Energy Proposal Upends Process For Authorizing LNG Exports
The DoE issued a Notice of Proposed Procedures for Liquefied Natural Gas Export Decisions.
United States
3 Jul 2014
Fill ‘er Up With Gas: The Advent Of LNG As Bunker Fuel
Market, regulatory, and technological developments are acting in concert to accelerate the development of a liquefied natural gas bunker fuel market.
United States
25 Jun 2014
EPA Up 3-0 In Clean Air Cases: What It Means For Greenhouse Gas Regulations
The Environmental Protection Agency is running the table in the courts on its key Clean Air Act initiatives.
United States
23 May 2014
The Fracking Flip: U.S. Domestic Oil Production's Radical Transformation Of The North American Tanker Trade
A flurry of recent economic data suggests that U.S. tanker markets are riding swift new market currents that were unforeseen just three years ago.
United States
20 Mar 2014
Pennsylvania’s Energy Plan Released By Governor Corbett
The title of Pennsylvania’s newly released Energy Plan says it all: "Energy = Jobs."
United States
27 Jan 2014
Houston And Philly: Global Energy Partners
One thing is for sure in the energy and energy conversion renaissance in America: Texas and Pennsylvania, and specifically Houston and Philadelphia, are now linked in a synergistic partnership.
United States
28 Nov 2013
Where Is Compliance With Your Air Permit Considered Tortious Conduct? In The Third Circuit.
In a recent case, the Third Circuit held that the federal Clean Air Act does not preempt state common law property damage tort claims, even where the facility is in compliance with its air permit.
United States
28 Aug 2013
C2ES Blockbuster Report: Natural Gas Key For Dealing With Climate Change Considered Together With President Obama’s Climate Action Plan
The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions released on June 4, 2013 a comprehensive and stunningly interesting report last week entitled "Leveraging Natural Gas To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions".
United States
22 Jul 2013
The All-Out Litigation "Air War" Over PA DEP’s Oil And Gas Midstream "Air Aggregation" Decisions Rages On
The Environmental Hearing Board issued a major and long-awaited decision on June 20, 2013 on the issue of "air aggregation".
United States
8 Jul 2013
C2ES Blockbuster Report: Natural Gas Key For Dealing With Climate Change
The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions released a comprehensive and stunningly interesting Report last week entitled "Leveraging Natural Gas To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions.
United States
17 Jun 2013
SBE Economic Study Says That Small And Medium Sized Businesses Would Get a Big Boost By LNG Exports
The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council recently released a comprehensive report demonstrating that small business and jobs in the United States would be among the big winners if we proceed with the export of Liquified Natural Gas.
United States
15 May 2013
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Clarifies Shale Gas Leasehold Rights
In a recent and much anticipated decision by both natural gas producers and landowners, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court finally cleared up confusion about who owns the mineral rights to shale gas in Butler v. Powers Estate.
United States
13 May 2013
FERC Approves Revised Bulk Electric System Definition And Reserves Authority To Determine "Local Distribution" Facilities
The modified BES definition will bring consistency among the reliability regions with respect to what facilities are going to be deemed part of the BES and thus are subject to the NERC Reliability Standards.
United States
9 Jan 2013
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