Last Friday, the Department of Interior released its final rule updating the regulations that govern hydraulic fracturing on federal public and American Indian lands.
In a previous blog entry, we provided comprehensive commentary on the then-recently tabled Liquefied Natural Gas Income Tax Act (the “Act”), the foundational piece of legislation in the B.C. Government’s proposed liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) taxation regime.
FERC has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) that would substantially reduce the regulatory burdens placed on energy project developers that construct generator lead lines (gen-tie lines) to interconnect their projects to the grid.
Don’t Skip the Credits: The Oft-Overlooked Importance of Air Emission Credits in Mergers and Acquisitions
There is no shortage of environmental matters to navigate when buying a company or facility. Environmental counsel must first lead a diligence effort that delineates the target’s environmental footprint and then suss out the environmental risks and liabilities attendant to the deal.
Less than one week after the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released its Final Rule governing hydraulic fracturing practices on federal lands, North Dakota will proceed to explore the state’s legal options for challenging the new regulations.
The industry-funded Task Force on Shale Gas has called for an overhaul of regulations affecting the nascent fracking (hydraulic fracturing) industry in the UK in its First Interim Report, published on 25 March 2015.
As we and others have noted, watching oil and gas prices has become an industry hobby. So too has the effort to immediately link cause and effect. As in, “Oil was up today. Were rig counts down? Were production numbers announced?”
Several of my friends who are not affiliated with the oil and gas industry have asked me lately what the U.S. rig count is and why it has been featured in so many news articles in recent months.
Many U.S. solar developers, possibly with an eye toward declining state and federal incentives on the horizon, have recently been casting their gazes toward foreign shores in an effort to diversify their pipelines.
As the partisan debate about the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Clean Power Plan continues, Chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources Rob Bishop (R-Utah) recently suggested that the agency’s forthcoming carbon emission rules could significantly harm the West Indian Manatee, a mammal that has been listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act since 1967.