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SAIC verdict illustrates continued effort to crack down on conflicts of interest

  • Wiley Rein LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 30 2008

On July 31, 2008, a federal jury in the District of Columbia found that Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) violated the False Claims Act (FCA) by failing to disclose conflicts of interest that had the potential to bias its work as an advisor to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) on the development of rules governing the release and recycling of radioactive materials

Court of Appeals blocks EnviroPower coal-fired power plant

  • Alston & Bird LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 28 2008

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals handed the Sierra Club a win yesterday by blocking EnviroPower, LCC from building a coal-fired power plant in southern Illinois

The CFTC challenges the FERC’s anti-manipulation authority

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • USA
  • -
  • November 11 2008

The CFTC continues the offensive in its jurisdictional dispute with the FERC

Court requires EPA to limit greenhouse gas emissions at coal fired power plant

  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • -
  • USA
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  • November 30 2008

On Nov. 12, 2008, the Environmental Appeals Board (EAB) remanded a prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) permit issued last year back to EPA’s Region 8 to impose a best available control technology based (BACT) limit on the CO2 emissions

Deseret oasis: proponents of CO2 regulation force EPA to consider BACT limits for new power plant permits

  • Locke Lord LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • November 25 2008

In its landmark 2007 decision in Massachusetts v. EPA, the U.S. Supreme Court for the first time indicated that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) has the power to regulate CO2 under the Clean Air Act (“CAA”

Constellation Energy settles Maryland Coal Ash suit for $45 million

  • Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
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  • USA
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  • November 30 2008

Residents in Gambrills, Maryland are richer after Constellation Energy agrees to settle a class action lawsuit involving claims of personal injury and property damage allegedly caused by exposure to coal ash used to reclaim a sand and gravel quarry between 1995 to 2006

Colorado Supreme Court strikes down county ordinance regulating natural resources development

  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 21 2009

In a case that may help shape the boundaries between local and state oversight of natural resources development, on January 12, 2009, the Colorado Supreme Court struck down a Summit County land use ordinance that prohibited the use of cyanide and other toxic or acidic chemicals in heap or vat leach mining operations

Bankruptcy Court: parties may not contract around mutuality requirement to circumvent prohibition against triangular setoffs

  • McDermott Will & Emery
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  • USA
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  • January 14 2009

The decision in In re SemCrude, L.P., et al. prohibiting parties from contracting around Bankruptcy Code section 553’s mutuality requirement may disrupt customary business practices, including those widely used in the energy, natural gas and crude oil markets, because it rules that contracting for cross affiliate netting does not “create” the mutuality required for setoff

Renewable energy coverage: insuring wind power risks

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 30 2009

By 2016, the market for renewable energy technology, including wind power, solar power, geothermal power and biofuels is expected to grow to $225 billion

Is triangular set-off enforceable under US laws?

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 29 2009

It is not uncommon to find in trading agreements triangular set-off provisions, also commonly referred to as “cross-affiliates” set-off clauses