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Environmental Justice Rises to the Forefront of EPA Policy

USA - May 14 2021 With the Biden Administration’s appointees now in place, environmental justice (EJ) is moving to the forefront of agency action and policy. This will…

Business and Human Rights: Energy and extractives in a changing landscape of new generation trade agreements protecting and promoting both trade and human rights

Global - May 14 2021 Allegations of genocide, forced labour, or widespread abuse of minorities in various countries fill the airspace daily; governments are increasingly…

National Contact Points in OECD Countries Promote Business & Human Rights in the Extractives Sector

OECD - May 14 2021 For over 20 years, a little-known dispute resolution mechanism has facilitated conciliatory ends to numerous human rights and environmental grievances…

Building The Hydrogen Sector Will Require New Laws, Regs

USA - February 5 2021 Decarbonization of the world’s energy sector is increasingly acknowledged as imperative given the increasingly evident impacts of climate change…

Georgia Results Flip the Senate and Will Lead to More Congressional Investigations

USA - February 5 2021 With the victories of Raphael Warnock over incumbent Kelly Loeffler, and Jon Ossoff over incumbent David Perdue, in two tight run-off races in Georgia…

EPA Issues Compliance Advisory on Renewable Fuels, Additives and Distillates Requirements Under the Toxic Substances Control Act

USA - February 5 2021 On December 22, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a Compliance Advisory under the Toxic Substances Control Act (“TSCA”) concerning…

Ultra Petroleum Bankruptcy Court Again Allows Make-Whole Premiums, Post-Petition Default Interest—At Least For Solvent Debtors

USA - February 5 2021 In a much-anticipated decision issued on October 26, the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas awarded make-whole premiums and…

FERC Proposes to Amend its PURPA Regulations to Recognize Hydrogen Production in Certain Fuel Cell Systems as Useful Thermal Energy in Qualifying Cogeneration Facilities

USA - February 5 2021 Hydrogen as a fuel for industrial applications, transportation, distribution and power generation, and for energy storage, is gaining worldwide…

CFIUS, Bankruptcy, Foreclosures, and Debt Restructuring

USA - September 16 2020 As discussed in detail in our previous Client Alert, on February 13, 2020, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”) issued…

Waste to Energy Projects

Middle East, United Arab Emirates - September 16 2020 A few years ago, we reported that a wave of waste to energy (“WTE”) projects were expected in the Middle East. It now appears that the wave is…