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BOEM proposes changes to outer continental shelf renewable project process

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 8 2013

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has proposed a rule to extend the initial lease period for offshore renewable energy projects to 12

DOI completes MMS reorganization

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 28 2011

U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) Secretary Ken Salazar has announced a reorganization of the Minerals Management Service (MMS), which had been in charge of offshore oil and gas drilling, into three distinct agencies

Federal court allows groups to sue government for approving leases before assessing spill impacts

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 10 2011

An Alabama federal court has refused to dismiss an environment group’s lawsuit alleging that the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) approved oil and gas drilling leases in the Gulf of Mexico before assessing the impact of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

DOI seeks comments on 2012-2017 offshore drilling program

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 25 2011

The U.S. Department of Interior’s (DOI’s) Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is seeking comments on possible drilling areas, environmental effects and potential conflicts to be considered in the Gulf of Mexico offshore oil and gas drilling program for 2012-2017

Coast guard to allow alternative pressure relief valve settings on certain cargo tanks

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 5 2012

The U.S. Coast Guard has announced the availability of a policy letter establishing alternative pressure relief valve settings for certain cargo tanks transporting liquefied gases in U.S. waters

DOI, Coast Guard sign MOA on offshore renewable projects

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 5 2011

The U.S. Department of Interior’s (DOI’s) Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement and the U.S. Coast Guard have entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) in which the agencies agree to cooperate on offshore renewable development projects

Environmental groups sue BLM over approval of wind energy project right-of-way

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 27 2012

Three environmental groups have sued the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM ) over the agency’s approval of a right-of-way for a wind energy project near Bakersfield, California

Federal court allows contractor’s indemnity lawsuit against U.S. to proceed

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 1 2011

The Federal Claims Court has refused to dismiss a lawsuit by a federal contractor seeking indemnification from the United States for toxic tort and environmental cleanup claims arising out of work the contractor performed for the Atomic Energy Commission

Environmental group sues Texas power plant owner over alleged particulate matter emissions

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 11 2012

The Sierra Club has filed a lawsuit in a Texas federal court against the owners of the Big Brown power plant near Fairfield, Texas, claiming that the company’s data show that the coal-fired power plant released illegal amounts of particulate matter pollution numerous times since July 2007

USGS releases oil and gas assessment of Utica Shale

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 19 2012

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has released its oil and gas assessment of the Utica Shale in the Appalachian Basin