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Karuk Tribe of California v. U.S. Forest Service: consultation with wildlife agencies required for mining activities to proceed pursuant to a notice of intent

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 4 2012

On June 1, 2012, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal ruled that the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA) requires the U.S. Forest Service to consult with federal wildlife agencies prior to allowing mining activities to proceed under a Notice of Intent (NOI) in critical habitat of a listed species

The attractive C corporation

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 2 2014

In August a major energy company announced that the corporate managing partner would tender to buy out the publicly traded interests in its master

Does litigation on the Endangered Species Act cost jobs and prevent the purpose of the act itself?

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 7 2011

The U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee, chaired by Rep. Doc Hastings (R-WA), held their first of multiple oversight hearings today on the Endangered Species Act

BOEM issues ANPR to update financial assurance requirements for Outer Continental Shelf operations

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 3 2014

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) issued an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) on Risk Management, Financial Assurance, and

Commissioner warns of FERC retreat on transmission rate incentives

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 25 2012

On the very last business day of 2011, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) used its authority under Section 219 of the Federal Power Act to grant New Jersey’s Public Service Electric & Gas Company (PSE&G) rate incentives for construction of a large transmission project (the “NGR Project”), including a 25 basis-point adder to PSE&G’s return on equity (ROE) for project expenditures

What Georgia electric suppliers and economic developers should know about electric service rights to new premises locating in wholly new municipalities or consolidatedannexed areas

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 18 2013

With 159 counties (second only to Texas for most in the country) and 536 municipalities, including seven consolidated governments, the trend in

SEC releases final conflict minerals rule

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 24 2012

On August 22, 2012, after a vigorous public debate and a 3-to-2 vote, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted final rules related to “conflict minerals” that originate in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) or the countries adjoining the DRC (collectively “Covered Countries”

FERC seeks to mandate electric utilities implement specific cybersecurity protections

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 24 2013

In the newly proposed version of the Critical Infrastructure Protection ("CIP") Reliability Standards, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Georgia General Assembly passes economic development-friendly bills during 2012 session

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 10 2012

During the 2012 legislative session, the Georgia General Assembly passed several bills with provisions aimed at having a positive impact on economic development in the State

Acid gas injection or CCS? EPA issues consent decree

  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 30 2008

The U.S. EPA is requiring a natural gas processing facility to capture and permanently store carbon dioxide (CO2) and hydrogen sulfide underground