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Sidley Environmental Trends
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • September 19 2017

A coalition of environmental groups and five state attorneys general filed petitions for review in the Second Circuit of a July 2017 decision


FERC: Water Quality Certification Waiver Period for Pipeline Projects Begins Upon Receipt of a Written Request for Certification
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • USA
  • September 18 2017

On September 15, 2017, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or the Commission) issued an order in which it concluded that delays by the New


Council on Environmental Quality Releases Initial List of Actions to Streamline NEPA Reviews
  • Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
  • USA
  • September 18 2017

Last week, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) released an initial list of actions to implement Executive Order 13807, which was intended to


CEQ Announces Steps to Streamline Infrastructure Permitting
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • September 15 2017

On September 14, 2017, The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) published an initial list of actions it will take “to enhance and modernize the


Oil and Gas Update for Week Ending 982017 - Pipeline Projects Dodge Several Roadblocks; DRBC Plans Ban of Hydraulic Fracturing Ops
  • Cozen O'Connor
  • USA
  • September 12 2017

It’s been a relatively quiet week since our last report. Natural gas spot prices in Appalachia took a nose dive amidst only modest increases in the


New Presidential and Interior Orders Target Environmental Permitting, NEPA Reviews, and Flood Risk Standards for Infrastructure and Energy Projects
  • Beveridge & Diamond PC
  • USA
  • September 11 2017

Infrastructure has been a headline topic since before the 2016 election, and perhaps never more so than during the unprecedented storm season. The


Office of Fossil Energy of the Department of Energy Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking That Will Automatically Authorize Certain Applications To Export Small Volumes of Natural Gas
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • September 11 2017

On Sept. 1, the Office of Fossil Energy of the Department of Energy (DOEFE) issued a notice inviting public comment on a proposal which, if adopted


Interior Department Issues NEPA Streamlining Directive
  • Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
  • USA
  • September 7 2017

Last week, the Deputy Secretary of Interior, David Bernhardt, issued a memo directing the Department's bureaus to streamline environmental impact


The Death of Public Citizen in Pipeline NEPA Analyses: Was it Ever Alive?
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • September 5 2017

In August, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued opinions in two appeals filed by the Sierra Club that address an agency's obligation


Oil and Gas Update for Week Ending 912017 - Hurricane Harvey Drives Oil, Nat Gas Prices Up and Down; PADEP Releases 2015 Methane Emissions Data from OilGas Ops; Pipeline Projects Facing Challenges
  • Cozen O'Connor
  • USA
  • September 5 2017

After a brief hiatus we are back at the well. Since our last report in early August, Hurricane Harvey ravaged southeastern Texas, affecting oil