On January 22nd, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals declined petitions to reconsider their decision upholding of enforceability of California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS).
The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) provides two ways of recovering costs spent on cleaning up a contaminated site from other potentially responsible parties (PRPs).
While Congress was in recess last week, many Obama Administration and Congressional officials traveled to Davos, Switzerland, to participate in the annual World Economic Forum.
With apologies for being absent for a week, ponder this question when you embark on a fight with the officers and directors of the energy company you own a part of: How does your subjective fear of harm factor into your right to injunctive relief?
The United States is not the only place where the regulation of hydraulic fracturing is a major issue of concern.
While advances in hydraulic fracturing technology have resulted in an oil and gas boom in North Dakota and other parts of the U.S., the industry, federal and state regulators, and local communities have also had to contend with outgrowths of that development.
A state administrative law judge has found that a 100 MW solar power project by renewable energy developer Geronimo Energy is a more economical and environmentally sound way to meet future electricity demand than the construction of natural gas-fired power plants.
Texas Railroad Commission to Hire Seismologist to Investigate Earthquakes Potentially Linked to Drilling
For those of you tracking developments in the crude oil transportation world, you may have seen an uptick in activity recently. At the beginning of the year – following the collision of two oil trains in North Dakota on December 30 – the federal government (the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration) issued a rare safety alert about crude coming from the Bakken oil patch, which is believed to be more volatile than other crude times.
Is Carbon Capture and Sequestration the Best or Even an Achievable Control Technology to Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Coal-Fired Power Plants?
EPA’s proposed greenhouse gas emission standards for new power plants rest on the agency’s finding that carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technologies are “achievable” and the “best system” for the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants.