House Science, Space and Technology Committee hearing on “Resiliency: The Electric Grid’s Only Hope.” Date: Tuesday, Sept. 12, 10 a.m. Place: 2318 Rayburn Bldg. Witnesses: Walt Baum, executive director of the Texas Public Power Association Gavin Dillingham, program director for clean energy policy at the Houston Advanced Research Center Carl Imhoff, manager for the Electricity...… Continue Reading

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House Science, Space and Technology — Subcommittee on Environment and Subcommittee on Oversight joint hearing on “Examining the Scientific and Operational Integrity of EPA’s IRIS (Integrated Risk Information System) Program.” Date: Wednesday, Sept. 6, 10 a.m. Place: 2318 Rayburn Bldg. Witnesses: James Bus, senior managing scientist at Exponent Kenneth Mundt, principal at Ramboll Environ Thomas...… Continue Reading

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This post was written by Robert Slack and originally posted on Kelley Drye’s Trade and Manufacturing Monitor Blog. The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated 16 parties as Specially Designated Nationals (SDNs) today, effectively seizing their assets in the United States, blocking them from doing business with U.S. parties, and denying them access to...… Continue Reading

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This post was written by Brooke Ringel and originally posted on Kelley Drye’s Trade and Manufacturing Monitor Blog. Earlier this month, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (“USTR”) published a notice seeking public comment and participation in a hearing on Russia’s implementation of its obligations under the World Trade Organization (“WTO”). Public comments, summaries...… Continue Reading

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“EIA recently released State Energy Data System estimates for net energy supply, which provide data on each state’s total primary energy production and consumption. Wyoming, Texas, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and North Dakota ranked as the top five net suppliers of energy in 2015. Overall, 12 states produced more primary energy than they consumed, while 38...… Continue Reading

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Using a legal strategy resembling the one that won multi-billion dollar awards from tobacco companies, two California counties and one California municipality filed coordinated environmental lawsuits in California state court, blaming 37 oil, gas and coal companies for causing climate change and rising sea levels that threaten communities on the California coastline. In separate lawsuits...… Continue Reading

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“In EIA’s latest Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), total U.S. crude oil production is forecast to average 9.3 million barrels per day (b/d) in 2017, up 0.5 million b/d from 2016. In 2018, EIA expects crude oil production to reach an average of 9.9 million b/d, which would surpass the previous record of 9.6 million b/d...… Continue Reading

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On July 18th, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill updating the Clean Air Act and delaying implementing Obama-era ozone reduction regulations until 2024. The “Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017” H.R. 806 passed the House 229 to 199 with bipartisan support. The bill delays ozone standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...… Continue Reading

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Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety hearing on “Developing and Deploying Advanced Clean Energy Technologies.” Date: Tuesday, July 25, 10 a.m. Place: 406 Dirksen Bldg. Witnesses: TBA House Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Environment and Subcommittee on Energy joint hearing on “Examining Advancements in Biofuels: Balancing Federal Research...… Continue Reading

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Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a series of energy bills, including several aimed at advancing the nation’s pipeline infrastructure. Meanwhile, efforts to revive more comprehensive energy legislation – considered, but not passed, during the last Congress – continue, particularly in the Senate. Pipeline Infrastructure On July 19, the House passed H.R. 2910,...… Continue Reading

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On June 29, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (“the Fourth Circuit”) ruled that a West Virginia federal district court had erred in concluding that it had jurisdiction to consider a lawsuit filed by Murray Energy Corporation and its affiliates that sought to compel the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) to conduct...… Continue Reading

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