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EPA And Army Repeal Clean Water Rule And Move Forward With Plan To Redefine Waters Subject To Federal Regulation Under Clean Water Act
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) published a rule on October 23, 2019,
United States
7 Nov 2019
FERC Proposes Major Changes To PURPA Regulations Impacting Qualifying Facility Rates And Requirements; Throwing Roadblocks In The Path Of Renewable Energy Development
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") requested comments on a proposed rulemaking to revise its regulations under the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 ("PURPA").
United States
4 Oct 2019
FERC Approves MISO's Tariff Change Permitting Generators To Voluntarily Share Interconnection Facilities
On August 13, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved a request by Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc.
United States
28 Aug 2019
9th Circuit Says CPUC's Standard Contract And Re-MAT Program For Certain Renewable Generators Are Not PURPA Compliant
In a recent opinion, the Ninth Circuit held that the California Public Utilities Commission's (CPUC) Renewable Market Adjusting Tariff (Re-MAT) program and alternative Qualifying Facility (QF)
United States
16 Aug 2019
FERC Order No. 856-A Clarifies Regulations Regarding Interlocking Directorates Of Public Utilities And Certain Other Entities
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Order No. 856-A on July 18, 2019 granted in part and denied in part a request for rehearing of Order No. 856. Order No. 856 eased restrictions...
United States
13 Aug 2019
FERC Order No. 860 Mandates New Market-Based Rate Filing And Reporting Requirements For Sellers Of Electric Energy
On July 18, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued Order No. 860.
United States
13 Aug 2019
Blockchain Continues To Make Headway In The Energy Industry
Recent developments in the energy sector indicate that blockchain technology is being embraced to address a range of issues including network security and improved integration of renewable generation and demand response resources.
United States
2 Aug 2019
Bifacial Solar Modules Now Exempt From Section 201 Tariff
On June 13, 2019, the Office of the United States Trade Representative ruled that bifacial solar modules are exempt from the Section 201 tariffs on solar cell and module imports
United States
15 Jul 2019
D.C. Circuit Says NEPA Requires FERC To Inquire Into Up And Downstream Effects Of Pipeline Project
In a recent opinion, the D.C. Circuit suggested the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) must attempt to obtain information necessary to evaluate the environmental effects of a proposed
United States
4 Jul 2019
FERC Holds The Line On One-Year Limit For State Review Of Clean Water Act Certifications For Interstate Natural Gas Pipelines
On April 2, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC" or "Commission") determined that the one-year statutory limit on state review of interstate natural gas pipeline
United States
16 May 2019
FERC Rejects MISO's Proposed Restrictions On Joining The Development Queue
Securing interconnection and transmission rights and completing related upgrades is often the longest lead-time item in an electric generator's development timeline.
United States
3 May 2019
District Court Provides Guidance On Climate Change Analysis Under NEPA
A federal district court has ruled that the Bureau of Land Management ("BLM") failed to adequately consider climate change when approving a set of oil and gas leases on public lands in Wyoming.
United States
1 May 2019
Five Years In The Making: California Is One Step Closer To A Comprehensive Update To The CEQA Guidelines
The Governor's Office of Planning and Research ("OPR") has spent five years drafting a comprehensive update to 30 sections of the California Environmental Quality Act ("CEQA") Guidelines.
United States
11 Jan 2019
California Legislature Introduces Bill That Could Result In Massive Penalties For Employers For Late Payment Of Wages
Currently working its way through the California Legislature is AB 2613, a potentially massive expansion of liability on employers and individuals for underpayment of wages.
United States
2 May 2018
Power Company Slammed With Hefty $2.7M Fine After Data Breach
An unnamed power company was hit with a $2.7 million fine after it was discovered that protected information associated with the company's critical cyber assets was posted online.
United States
15 Mar 2018
After 9th Circuit Ruling In Hawai‘I Wildlife Fund V. County Of Maui, EPA Considers ‘Clarifying' Clean Water Act Coverage For Discharges Via Groundwater
A recent Ninth Circuit ruling that pollutants reaching waters of the United States through groundwater may trigger Clean Water Act liability has prompted the U.S. EPA to consider clarifying...
United States
15 Mar 2018
Tenth Circuit Holds Bureau Of Land Management Improperly Relied On Unsupported And Irrational Assumption In Analyzing Environmental Impacts Of Coal Mining Leases
The BLM approves mining infrastructure and issues mining leases within much of the Powder River Basin area. Id. at 1227.
United States
7 Mar 2018
Corps And EPA Push Out Effective Date Of Disputed Clean Water Rule
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency published a rule postponing the effective date of the Clean Water Rule for two years, until February 6, 2020.
United States
7 Feb 2018
Are Your Product Warnings Prop 65 Compliant? With New Changes Coming, It's Time To Re-Evaluate
Prop 65 is a California law that requires California consumers receive warnings regarding the presence of chemicals that cause cancer or reproductive toxicity.
United States
26 Jan 2018
District Courts Have Jurisdiction Over Challenges To Clean Water Rule, Supreme Court Says
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that the federal district courts can hear challenges to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' 2015 Clean Water Rule...
United States
24 Jan 2018
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