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OFAC issues new SSI directives
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • Russia, USA
  • September 18 2014

On September 12, 2014, the Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced it added seven new entities to the Sectoral


FERC assesses penalties for late qualifying facility self-certifications
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • February 27 2012

A recent order from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or “the Commission”) demonstrates the importance of timely compliance with the qualifying facilities (“QF”) regulations


Boucher calls for CCS support
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • December 10 2008

In a special letter published December 8 in Roll Call, Rep. Rick Boucher calls for support of his bill, HR 6258, the Carbon Capture and Storage Early Development Act, and writes of the importance of carbon capture and storage (CCS) in the fight against climate change


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


Save Cuyama Valley v. County of Santa Barbara (February 8, 2013)
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • March 12 2013

The Court of Appeal upheld an EIR prepared for a new mining operation. The primary challenge to the EIR focused on the lead agency's adoption of


EPA updates oil and gas standards for storage tanks
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • August 20 2013

EPA officially announced updates to its April 2012 oil and natural gas standards for storage tanks. Updates to the regulations call for phased


FERC seeks public input on locational exchanges of electric power
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • February 22 2011

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has initiated a proceeding to seek public input on how to consider transactions known as "locational exchanges" of electric power


Commodity Futures Trading Commission reauthorization strengthens oversight of exempt energy platforms and foreign currency dealers
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • May 29 2008

The CFTC Reauthorization Act of 2008 (“Reauthorization Act”) enacted as Title XIII of the 2008 Farm Bill, which became law on May 22, 2008, reauthorizes the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) for another 5 years and makes two notable changes to the regulation of futures trading in the United States


EPA to regulate wastewater from shale drilling and coalbed methane
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • October 21 2011

On Thursday, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced plans to begin regulating wastewater discharges associated with hydraulic fracturing and shale gas production


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