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Using cap-and-trade bonuses to promote early adoption: carbon capture and sequestration in the draft American Power Act
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • May 24 2010

The Kerry-Lieberman climate bill promotes accelerated carbon capture and sequestration through cap-and-trade bonuses for electric utilities and industrial facilities that are early adopters of carbon storage technology and practices


Drilling down on hydraulic fracturing; EPA dismisses "emergency powers" claim in latest regulatory twist
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • April 11 2012

The practice of hydraulic fracturing (fracing) for natural gas is arguably the most visible and controversial energyenvironmental issue of the day


EPA releases final permitting guidance for fracing with diesel fuel
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • May 22 2012

Hydraulic fracturing (fracing) on private land has long been overseen by state regulators enforcing state-specific permitting, installation and other requirements


Hydraulic fracturing: is air the new water?
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • April 6 2012

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracing, continues to be closely scrutinized by the public and regulators alike for its potential impact on water resources, e.g., possible contamination of drinking water


PA revises permits to require recyclingre-use of hydraulic fracturing water
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • April 6 2012

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) announced that it was revising a general permit, commonly required in connection with hydraulic fracturing (fracing) operations, to require that fracing wastewater be treated and recycled to other fracing wells


Senate bill calls for earthquake-hydraulic fracturing study
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • April 19 2012

The link between hydraulic fracturing activity and seismic activity has been the subject of much discussion of late, including on this blog


EPA again concludes that Dimock well water is safe to drink
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • April 19 2012

At the request of residents in Dimock, PA, for the past several months EPA has been testing drinking water wells for contamination that the residents attribute to nearby fracing activities by Cabot Oil


Backlash: Senate proposals to tighten “buy American” requirements for renewable projects, limit EPA’s greenhouse gas regulatory authority
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • March 5 2010

Recent Senate legislative proposals may make clean energy grant money contingent on restrictions to purchase domestic goods and labor, and could place a moratorium on the EPA's authority to regulate greenhouse gases through the Clean Air Act


Department of Interior Secretary endorses federal regulation of hydraulic fracturing
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • July 25 2012

Speaking about upcoming Bureau of Land ManagementDepartment of Interior rules for hydraulic fracturing on federal land, DOI Secretary Salazar recently opined that state regulation of fracing was insufficient and suggested that more stringent federal regulations may be required


EPA releases final fracturing air rule
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • April 19 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released final regulations on April 17 to reduce certain emissions at hydraulically fractured wells by 95 percent