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Heads Trump Wins; Tails Regulation Loses
Earlier this week, the Department of Energy withdrew definitions of "general service lamps" and "general service incandescent lamps" promulgated under the Obama administration.
United States
10 Sep 2019
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EPA Proposes To Eliminate Oil And Gas Methane Rules: Just Another Brick In The Deregulatory Wall
Last week, EPA proposed to eliminate regulation of methane emissions from the oil and gas industry. The most noteworthy response to the proposal came from the large producers.
United States
4 Sep 2019
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Preserve Retail Competition
Proposals to eliminate competition in retail electric supply to consumers are in the air. A consultant to the Massachusetts attorney
United States
30 Aug 2019
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More Detail On The Massachusetts DG Interconnection Docket
On Monday, August 19, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities ("DPU") provided additional information on the timing, process, and scope of its investigation into DG interconnection
United States
26 Aug 2019
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More Sauce For The Chevron Goose
Last week, EPA proposed revisions to its regulations governing the issuance of water quality certifications under ง 401 of the Clean Water Act.
United States
15 Aug 2019
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DPU Technical Conference Addresses Issues Related To DG Interconnection Tariff And National Grid "Cluster Study"
Distributed generation (DG) projects across the Commonwealth have been stalled in the midst of the "Cluster Study" impacting National Grid's service territory in central and western Massachusetts.
United States
6 Aug 2019
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Trump Administration's Proposed Prosecution Of Pipeline Opponents: Weighing Human Rights Obligations And Congressional Support
The Trump Administration is using the reauthorization of a pipeline safety statute as an opening to insert new provisions that would give U.S. authorities broader latitude.
United States
16 Jul 2019
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District Of Massachusetts Reaffirms Broad Defense Of Filed Rate Doctrine
An important legal doctrine for companies that buy and sell in regulated markets is the "filed rate" doctrine, which limits legal challenges to rates determined by regulators
United States
9 Jul 2019
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Affordable Clean Energy Or Carbon Free?
Yesterday, EPA finalized its Affordable Clean Energy rule, which will replace the Obama Clean Power Plan. More on ACE later.
United States
3 Jul 2019
10
Last Of An Endangered Species Spotted On Capitol Hill: A Practical Senator
Bloomberg Environment is reporting this morning that Senator Chris Coons is trying to persuade Democrats that they should agree to limit EPA's authority to regulate greenhouse gases in return for GOP support...
United States
1 Jul 2019
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Affordable Clean Energy — Or, Much Ado About Nothing
Here's my take on the Affordable Clean Energy Plan.
United States
26 Jun 2019
12
Woe Is WOTUS
When the Supreme Court decided that the district courts had jurisdiction over challenges to the Obama administration WOTUS rule, I described it as a victory of the "give me a break"
United States
19 Jun 2019
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Massachusetts DPU Opens Docket On DG Interconnection
On May 22, 2019, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities ("DPU") opened a new docket (D.P.U. 19-55) to investigate the interconnection of distributed generation ("DG") in Massachusetts.
United States
14 Jun 2019
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BLM Loses Another Case Regarding Energy Development On Federal Lands (Video)
Earlier this week, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals partially reversed a district court decision, and ordered the Bureau of Land Management to vacate the NEPA approvals and permits it had issued...
United States
21 May 2019
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MassDEP Proposes To Ratchet Down PFAS Standards
On Friday, MassDEP proposed a number of revisions to the Massachusetts Contingency Plan, including reporting and cleanup standards for PFAS. The proposed GW-1 standard
United States
6 May 2019
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EPA Weighs In On Whether Discharges To Groundwater Can Be Subject To The CWA — You Won't Be Surprised At The Answer
On Monday, EPA issued an Interpretive Statement concluding that point source discharges to groundwater are never subject to NPDES permitting requirements.
United States
2 May 2019
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Reason Number 42,659 For Putting A Price On Carbon
I don't work in the oil and gas industry. This lede from Bloomberg Environment (subscription required) may not be news to anyone in the industry, but it absolutely blew me away:
United States
30 Apr 2019
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Disposing Of Coal Combustion Residuals Just Got Much More Expensive — At Least In North Carolina!
On Monday, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality issued determinations with respect to six Duke Energy coal plants.
United States
16 Apr 2019
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The Clean Peak Standard Starts To Take Shape
Existing Qualified RPS Resources may obtain CPCs if they are paired with battery storage installed after January 1, 2019.
United States
15 Apr 2019
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FERC And NERC Talk Grid Resilience And Cybersecurity
On March 22, 2019, Foley Hoag hosted the New England Electricity Restructuring Roundtable, organized by Raab Associates.
United States
15 Apr 2019
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