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Colorado Court Confirms Commission Improperly Denied Petition For Rulemaking
  • Pillsbury
  • USA
  • March 30 2017

On March 23, the Colorado Court of Appeals issued a ruling reversing the trial court and the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission which had


Sidley Shale and Hydraulic Fracturing Report - 6 December, 2016
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • December 6 2016

Army Corps decided against granting an easement to Dakota Access pipeline...


Evolution of Source Determination for Certain Emission Units in the Oil and Natural Gas Sector
  • Jones Day
  • USA
  • August 5 2016

On August 2, 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency's ("EPA") final rule regarding the aggregation of physically separate emitting surface sites


Watch Your Wallet - Federal Civil Penalties Are Going Up!
  • Bracewell LLP
  • USA
  • July 1 2016

Thanks to the U.S. Congress, civil penalties assessed by federal agencies are increasing as of August 1, 2016. The U.S. Environmental Protection


EPA extends public comment period on proposed rulemaking for fracking wastewater
  • Kean Miller LLP
  • USA
  • June 2 2015

The EPA has proposed pretreatment standards for the Oil and Gas Extraction Category (40 CFR Part 435). The regulations would address discharges of


'Deferral rule' is derailed - biogenic greenhouse gas emitters stand by to be regulated
  • McCarter & English LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2013

The greenhouse gas rule you've never heard of, the Deferral Rule, was shot down (barely) by the D.C. Circuit last week. See Center for Biological


COGCC’s “setback” rulemaking means more regulation for the oil and gas industry
  • Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP
  • USA
  • October 17 2012

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) has embarked on a significant new rulemaking that promises to have big impacts on oil and gas operations in Colorado.


EPA proposes greenhouse gas performance standards for new fossil fuel-fired power plants
  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • USA
  • April 5 2012

On March 27, 2012, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a prepublication version of a proposed rule to establish, for the first time, a new source performance standard (NSPS) for greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) from fossil fuel-fired electric generating units (EGUs).


DOE issues its final fracking report--reinforces the need for industry transparency and stakeholder involvement
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • November 10 2011

Today, the Department of Energy’s Shale Gas Subcommittee issued a draft of its second of two ninety-day reports on steps that can be taken to reduce the environmental impact of shale gas production.


Updated summary of recent EPA regulatory developments that will affect power plants and other industries
  • Dentons
  • USA
  • September 27 2011

In March 2011, we reported on a number of regulations finalized, proposed or under development by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Clean Air Act (CAA) which will have significant impact on the U.S. power sector and other major emissive industries, and in particular on coal-fired power.