Earlier this week, the Department of Defense (“DoD”) issued a proposed rule to revise (and make stricter) the unique sourcing requirements applicable to certain photovoltaic devices that are used in the performance of DoD contracts.
North Carolina Adds a New Square to the Patchwork Quilt of State-by-State Treatment of Hydraulic Fracturing
New York State garnered worldwide media attention on December 17, 2014, when Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration announced after six years of study that it was instating a complete ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing statewide.
Last Friday, Baker Hughes announced that the oil rig count fell again for the 24th straight week. Newsworthy? Hardly.
Today EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers released a prepublication version of the final rule defining “waters of the United States,” the jurisdictional trigger under the Clean Water Act.
PHMSA has published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), proposing various changes to the natural gas pipeline safety regulations (49 C.F.R. Part 192) to address regulatory requirements involving plastic piping systems used in gas services.
Water Energy Nexus Series: Case Studies Show Clean-Tech and Supporting Polices May Be Key to New Water Infrastructure Investment
The deployment of the next generation of renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency initiatives is occurring in conjunction with the recent push in many parts of the country facing potential water shortages to invest in new or improved water and wastewater infrastructure projects.
In the wake of Texas’ recent “ban on banning hydraulic fracturing,” Oklahoma lawmakers have passed a similar law—SB 809—prohibiting municipal governments from regulating oil and gas drilling at the local level.
On May 8, 2015, the Supreme Court of Texas held in Phillips v. Carlton Energy Group, LLC/ that an expert witness’s pre-suit evaluations of a coal bed methane concession in Bulgaria and his and another expert’s opinion testimony at trial were too speculative to support a jury’s damage finding for tortious interference related to the concession, but that several bona fide offers to purchase an interest in the concession, even if based on the same pre-suit expert evaluations, were “reasonably certain” valuation evidence potentially sufficient to support a damage award.
The African continent is revolutionizing itself as the place where no infrastructure is no problem.