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Massachusetts permit for new natural gas plant incorporates global climate conditions including sunset date
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • March 18 2014

The Massachusetts Energy Facilities Siting Board (Siting Board) approved a certificate for a 630-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant in Salem last


EPA’s Next Generation Compliance initiative the agency’s latest proposed rule for refineries shows the initiative in action and provides a glimpse of the future for other industries
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • May 27 2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released a proposed rule that illustrates several of the agency's Next Generation Compliance


Wind farms and eagle “take” permits litigation is coming over the new “30-year” permit rule
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • May 5 2014

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) recently changed its eagle "take" permitting rules to allow wind developers to apply for 30-year take


Illinois set to regulate shale oil and gas
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • July 22 2013

On June 17, 2013, Illinois P.A. 98-0022 (the Act), consisting of the Hydraulic Fracturing Regulatory Act (225 ILCS 7321-1 et seq. (2013)) (HFRA) and


California Commissions’ proposed final opinion for GHG reductions
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • October 9 2008

California’s 2006 Global Warming Solutions Act (AB 32) requires that California’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emission levels be reduced to the 1990 level by the year 2020


Third Circuit PSD decision is a loss for EPA, but also contains warnings for power plant owners
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • September 4 2013

The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suffered an important loss on August 21 when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit


New Massachusetts proposals aim to spark a green energy revolution
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • November 12 2007

The Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act and the Green Communities Act of 2007 could become a model of energy regulation for other states


Regional greenhouse gas initiative recommended auction design
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • November 12 2007

The United States’ first cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gas emissions is likely to use a regional auction for the allocation of allowances


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


Texas Commission requires public disclosure of fracking chemicals
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • January 23 2012

The Railroad Commission of Texas now requires the disclosure of chemicals used for hydraulic fracturing (fracking) of oil and natural gas deposits