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FTC revises alternative fuel vehicle labeling requirements
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • May 3 2013

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a revised rule on April 23, 2013, for the labeling of alternative fuels and the vehicles that use them. 78


EPA issues air limits for petroleum refinery heaters and flares
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 21 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued final New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for certain heaters and flares at petroleum refineries


West Virginia Dep issues emergency temporary rule on shale drilling
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • September 2 2011

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP ) has issued an emergency rule (35 CSR 8) that would temporarily require Marcellus shale natural gas drillers to obtain permits and develop plans to protect water quality


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


Final DOE rule expands authority to enforce energy efficiency and water conservation standards
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • March 18 2011

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a final rule expanding its authority to enforce energy efficiency standards and water conservation standards for consumer products and commercial and industrial equipment


D.C. Circuit denies challenge to EPA renewable fuels standard
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 7 2011

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has denied a petition for review challenging EPA’s rule requiring the incorporation of renewable fuels into gasoline


USGS issues report on method for assessment of carbon stocks
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 7 2011

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has issued a report, under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), that identifies a methodology for assessing the nation’s ecosystems focusing on carbon stocks, carbon sequestration and emissions of three greenhouse gases (GHG) - carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide


D.C. Circuit upholds FERC decision not to place restrictions on hydroelectric project
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • January 14 2011

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has denied the Hoopa Valley Tribe’s challenge to a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) decision not to place restrictions on a hydroelectric dam located on the Klamath River in Oregon and California; the tribe holds fishing rights in the river


Industry report claims geothermal power projects increase 12 percent in 2011
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • April 8 2011

A recent Geothermal Energy Association report claims that "the total number of geothermal projects-under-development, as well as geothermal prospects, reported in 2011 increased 12 over 2010."


Rule on GHG reporting for petroleum and natural gas systems finalized
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • November 19 2010

EPA signed a final rule November 9, 2010, setting greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting requirements for the petroleum and natural gas industries