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Sidley Environmental Trends

USA - February 12 2018 DOJ and EPA issue guidance documents with implications for environmental enforcement. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department…

Energy Enforcement Update

USA - February 7 2018 This week’s enforcement update covers: CFTC orders Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. to pay $70 million penalty for attempted manipulation of ISDAFIX…

Sidley Environmental Trends

USA - January 30 2018 Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that challenges to the Obama Administration’s “waters of the United States” rule (Rule) had...

Energy Enforcement Update

USA - January 18 2018 On January 8, FERC issued an order that terminated the proceeding it initiated to consider the Department of Energy’s September 29 proposal on grid…

U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Requires Interstate Natural Gas Pipelines to Recalculate Rates

USA - January 17 2018 On Jan. 12, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued data requests to four interstate pipelines that are proposing incremental recourse…

Sidley Environmental Trends

USA - January 9 2018 The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) has announced a plan to open up nearly the entire U.S. Outer Continental Shelf to oil and gas exploration…

Incidental Take of Migratory Birds No Longer Prohibited by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act

USA - January 3 2018 On Dec. 22, 2017, the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) issued Memorandum M-370501, which concludes that the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), 16…

Energy Enforcement Update - 21 December 2017

USA - December 21 2017 On December 11, BP filed a motion to lodge and to dismiss, or in the alternative, for reconsideration of FERC’s order affirming the initial decision…

Sidley Environmental Trends

USA - December 18 2017 On Dec. 7, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt issued a guidance memo clarifying the agency’s interpretation…

Sidley Environmental Trends

European Union, USA - November 30 2017 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) proposed to postpone the effective date of...