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Does litigation on the Endangered Species Act cost jobs and prevent the purpose of the act itself?
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • December 7 2011

The U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee, chaired by Rep. Doc Hastings (R-WA), held their first of multiple oversight hearings today on the Endangered Species Act


FERC assesses penalties for late qualifying facility self-certifications
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • February 27 2012

A recent order from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC” or “the Commission”) demonstrates the importance of timely compliance with the qualifying facilities (“QF”) regulations


U.S. buyer of Canadian natural gas challenges customs fees
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • September 21 2010

The U.S. Court of International Trade has been asked to consider the applicability of the Merchandise Processing Fee (MPF) to natural gas imported into the United States via pipeline, an issue that could make a difference of more than $10,000 per month to many importers of natural gas and possibly other commodities imported by pipeline


The attractive C corporation
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • September 2 2014

In August a major energy company announced that the corporate managing partner would tender to buy out the publicly traded interests in its master


New York pulls plug on coal plant
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • July 18 2008

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has decided against funding a near zero emissions coal power plant in the state


Wyoming to vote on gas plant with carbon sequestration
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • August 5 2008

On Thursday, the Wyoming Board of Land Commissioners will vote on whether to issue a lease for a proposed natural gas processing plant with carbon sequestration capability


Commodity Futures Trading Commission reauthorization strengthens oversight of exempt energy platforms and foreign currency dealers
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • May 29 2008

The CFTC Reauthorization Act of 2008 (“Reauthorization Act”) enacted as Title XIII of the 2008 Farm Bill, which became law on May 22, 2008, reauthorizes the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) for another 5 years and makes two notable changes to the regulation of futures trading in the United States


Hearing on enhanced oil recovery
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • June 2 2008

The House Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee will hold a hearing next week on "Spinning Straw into Black Gold: Enhanced Oil Recovery Using Carbon Dioxide"


Sen. Dorgan will seek funding for clean coal
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • May 12 2008

At a hearing late last week to discuss FutureGen, Sen. Dorgan (D-ND) made it clear that, whether FutureGen happens or not, the coal industry must receive funding for clean coal projects


Rep. Boucher proposes legislation to create the Carbon Storage Research Corporation
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • June 13 2008

Rep. Boucher (D-VA), Chairman of the House Energy and Air Quality Subcommittee, has introduced legislation entitled the “Carbon Capture and Storage Early Deployment Act” which would create the Carbon Storage Research Corporation and facilitate $1 billion per year in funding for the corporation