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

  • Wiley Rein LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • 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
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • 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
  • -
  • 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
  • -
  • 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
  • -
  • 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
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • 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

Circuit Court declines stay of Amaranth fine

  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 14 2007

On December 13, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit rejected a motion by Amaranth Advisors LLC (Amaranth), a hedge fund currently involved in litigation regarding alleged energy futures market manipulation, to stay the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) $256 million order to show cause against Amaranth

CFTC seeks intervention in Amaranth-FERC case

  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 18 2008

On January 7, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit a motion for leave to intervene in an action filed by Amaranth Advisors, L.L.C. and others against the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), in which Amaranth challenges FERC’s authority to initiate a proceeding alleging manipulation in the trading of natural gas futures contracts

US EPA's mercury regulation for utilities vacated by DC Circuit Court of Appeals

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 22 2008

On February 8, 2008 the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals issued its decision in New Jersey v. EPA vacating: (1) EPA's rulemaking removing power plants from maximum achievable control technology (MACT) regulation under the Clean Air Act Section 112 and (2) EPA's related Clean Air Mercury Rule, which had established a cap-and-trade system for power plant mercury emissions

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