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U.S. FERC Orders Expand Definition of Affiliate for Public Utilities Under Federal Power Act

USA - October 26 2022 On October 20, 2022, the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued two orders “clarifying” that it will treat a public utility as…

Christopher J. Polito

Sidley Energy Enforcement Update

USA - December 15 2021 District court judge finds that FERC may not pursue joint and several liability and disgorgement in Coaltrain case. On November 29, 2021,…

Kenneth W. Irvin, Radhika Kannan, Casey Khan, Gregory M. Kusel, Christopher J. Polito, Jimmie Zhang

Environmental Protection Agency Releases Draft Supplemental Risk Evaluation for 1,4-Dioxane, Chemical Byproduct in Consumer Goods

USA - December 1 2020 After a lengthy public comment review period, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a Draft Supplemental Analysis to the Draft…

David F. Asmus, Samina M. Bharmal, Samuel B. Boxerman, Aaron L. Flyer, Kenneth W. Irvin, Michael L. Lisak, Emily P. Mallen, Christopher J. Polito, Jim Wedeking, Joseph T. Zaleski

What a Biden Administration Means for the Energy Sector

USA - November 11 2020 Energy was a central issue in our election this cycle, a defining issue for President-elect Biden, who marked addressing climate change an imperative…

Michael E. Borden, Samuel B. Boxerman, Kenneth W. Irvin, Emily P. Mallen, Lorrie M. Marcil, Christopher J. Polito

U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Opens Wholesale Power Markets to Distributed Energy Resources

USA - September 22 2020 On September 17, 2020, the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued Order No. 2222, a final rule to remove barriers for distributed…

Kenneth W. Irvin, Radhika Kannan, Christopher J. Polito, Daryl L. Rice