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The Weekly Hill Update - June 10, 2019
Below is the Federal Policy team's weekly preview, published when Congress is in session.
United States
14 Jun 2019
Four Things to Know: What The Election Results Mean For Energy Policy
House Democrats are preparing an aggressive oversight agenda in the 116th Congress, and their most intense assault could be on the Trump administration's energy and environmental agenda.
United States
19 Nov 2018
Wind Energy In Texas: Powerful Or Not?
On Oct. 26, the U.S. Energy Information Administration released a report challenging the view that Texas is a leader in wind power production.
United States
10 Dec 2016
Departments Of Energy And Interior Announce New Collaborative Strategy To Grow The Offshore Wind Industry
On Sept. 9, the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of the Interior jointly announced their collaborative plan, the National Offshore Wind...
United States
16 Sep 2016
Recent Federal Legislation Rings In The New Year With Some Exciting Developments For Both The Renewable And Oil Energy Industries
On December 18, 2015, the current divided United States Congress, which has not been known for many grand compromises, passed an omnibus spending bill featuring key measures...
United States
8 Jan 2016
Birds Of A Feather? Greater Sage-Grouse Decision Shows That Conservation And Energy Development Can Flock Together
On September 22, energy developers in the West breathed a sigh of relief when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced that the greater sage-grouse does not require protection...
United States
30 Sep 2015
Tenth Circuit Rejects Constitutional Challenge To Colorado's Renewable Energy Mandate
On July 13, the Tenth Circuit upheld Colorado's renewable energy mandate against a claim that it impermissibly interferes with interstate commerce.
United States
20 Jul 2015
District Court Rejects Challenge To Wind Farm Permitting, Finds No Violation Of ESA Or Eagle Protection Act
This month a federal court in Maine rejected a challenge to a permit issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) for the Oakfield wind power project.
United States
4 Mar 2015
Federal Court Remands Renewable Energy Project For Additional Explanation; Delay Ensues
Last week, a federal district court in Nevada ruled that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) failed to adequately explain a decision to authorize a proposed wind energy project.
United States
19 Feb 2015
Illinois Drilling Rules Dodge First Blow In Latest Lawsuit
Illinois’ fledgling hydraulic fracturing industry avoided another delay last week.
United States
10 Dec 2014
Colorado Oil & Gas Association Seeks Overturn Of Broomfield Hydraulic Fracturing Ban
On Monday, November 24, the Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA) filed a lawsuit in the Broomfield District Court for declaratory judgment to invalidate that city’s temporary ban on hydraulic fracturing.
United States
1 Dec 2014
EPA Issues New RFS Rule; Expands Advanced Biofuel Pathways
On July 2, EPA published a final rule that amends three separate sets of regulations relating to fuels.
United States
21 Jul 2014
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