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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


EPA considering safe harbor for renewable biofuel purchasers
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • August 27 2012

In the wake of a recent spate of RIN fraud cases involving a reported 140 million invalid RIN (renewable identification number) credits, EPA is considering revisions to the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS2) program that would provide greater clarity for obligated parties (oil companies that refine and import gasoline and diesel


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


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


Deadline approaching for conversion to FERC’s new eTariff requirements
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • June 23 2010

All companies with FERC tariffs are required to refile their currently effective tariffs no later than September 30 to comply with the FERC's electronic tariff (eTariff) requirements established in Order 7141


Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals curtails Clean Air Act citizen suits in Sierra Club v. Otter Tail Power Co
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • August 27 2010

On August 12th, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision (Sierra Club v Otter Tail Power Company, et al., 09-2842) that curtails citizen suit enforcement actions brought under the Clean Air Act


Court of Appeal's decision in Capistrano Taxpayers Association signals changes in conservation-based tiered water rates
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • May 1 2015

On April 20, 2015, the California 4th District Court of Appeal ruled that the City of San Juan Capistrano's conservation-based tiered water rates


Vermont House approves three-year ban on hydraulic fracturing
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • February 3 2012

This week Vermont’s House of Representatives approved a bill that would preclude hydraulic fracturing in the state for three years


FERC asserts jurisdiction over bundled REC sales
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • May 8 2012

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently issued an order to clarify the circumstance under which its regulatory authority extends over sales of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs); specifically, when such a sale is bundled with the sale of electric energy at wholesale


EPA announced it will use TSCA to require disclosure of hydraulic fracturing fluids
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • December 5 2011

In response to a petition filed by Earthjustice and several other organizations, EPA stated that it will use the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to require companies to disclose information regarding "chemical substances and mixtures used in hydraulic fracturing."