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On April 6, 2017, a California appellate court lifted one of those clouds of uncertainty, issuing a 2-1 decision that preserves the state’s landmark cap-and-trade program – at least through 2020.

On April 14, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (D.C. Circuit) issued a decision in Emera Maine v. FERC regarding the appropriate return on equity (ROE) for...

On Tuesday March 28, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order that takes the first step in rolling back executive actions that had been undertaken by the Obama Administration to address...

Van Ness Fedlman's Malcolm McLellan is presenting at the annual Mid-C Seminar.
Van Ness Feldman's Tadas Kisielius is speaking on recent developments in port management.
Van Ness Feldman's Molly Lawrence and Tadas Kisielius are presenting at the annual ELUL Section Midyear Conference.
NERC submitted comments to FERC in support of the Commission's January 19, 2017 NOPR to approve NERC Reliability Standard PRC-012-2. The purpose of proposed Reliability Standard PRC-012-2 is to...
On April 14, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (D.C. Circuit) issued a decision in Emera Maine v. FERC regarding the appropriate return on equity (ROE) for...
PHMSA announces user fee rate structure for underground natural gas storage facilities. PHMSA issues advisory bulletin reminding gas transmission operators to establish qualification...
On April 6, 2017, a California appellate court lifted one of those clouds of uncertainty, issuing a 2-1 decision that preserves the state's landmark cap-and-trade program – at least through...
NERC petitioned FERC for approval of four different Emergency Operations ("EOP") Reliability Standards: EOP-004-4 (Event Reporting), EOP-005-3 (System Restoration and Blackstart Resources)...
Van Ness Feldman's Mona Tandon and Michael Pincus are speaking in this year's EBA Annual Meeting & Conference.
Van Ness Feldman is home to the premier hydropower law practice in the United States and to one of the largest and most experienced teams of attorneys available.
Emily Pitlick Mallen is speaking on recent developments in pipeline certificating proceedings.
On Tuesday March 28, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order that takes the first step in rolling back executive actions that had been undertaken by the Obama Administration to address...

Alerts

On April 14, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (D.C. Circuit) issued a decision in Emera Maine v. FERC regarding the appropriate return on equity (ROE) for...
On April 6, 2017, a California appellate court lifted one of those clouds of uncertainty, issuing a 2-1 decision that preserves the state's landmark cap-and-trade program – at least through...
On Tuesday March 28, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order that takes the first step in rolling back executive actions that had been undertaken by the Obama Administration to address...
Several climate policy initiatives are underway in the Washington State legislature, agencies, and courts. This alert summarizes these key developments—future alerts will provide greater detail...
The outlook for comprehensive tax reform legislation has changed dramatically with the Trump Administration and Republican control of the 115th Congress. During the campaign and since the...
On February 28, 2017, President Trump signed an Executive Order directing the review and reconsideration of the final rule re-defining "waters of the United States" under the Clean Water Act...

Updates

NERC submitted comments to FERC in support of the Commission's January 19, 2017 NOPR to approve NERC Reliability Standard PRC-012-2. The purpose of proposed Reliability Standard PRC-012-2 is to...
PHMSA announces user fee rate structure for underground natural gas storage facilities. PHMSA issues advisory bulletin reminding gas transmission operators to establish qualification...
NERC petitioned FERC for approval of four different Emergency Operations ("EOP") Reliability Standards: EOP-004-4 (Event Reporting), EOP-005-3 (System Restoration and Blackstart Resources)...
Van Ness Feldman is home to the premier hydropower law practice in the United States and to one of the largest and most experienced teams of attorneys available.
FERC approved a joint petition of NERC and the Western Electricity Coordination Council (WECC) to retire regional Reliability Standard TOP-07-WECC-1a (System Operating Limits). The retirement...
Northwest Land Matters provides insights and discussion on the latest developments, industry news, and legislation affecting the land use, real estate, and environmental industries in the...
On January 25, 2017, the Growth Management Hearings Board (GMHB) issued a decision overturning a Snohomish County sewer plan amendment, related to the ongoing controversy surrounding a proposed...
Van Ness Feldman's Chuck Sensiba and Sharon White discuss the EPA's Water Transfer Rule in a featured article in The Water Report.
John Buchovecky, Matt Love and Darsh Singh have authored an overview on geothermal regulations in the United States.
During a routine daily inspection on October 23, 2015, Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) employees discovered a gas leak at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility located in the...
David Yaffe Explores the Implications of Recent Supreme Court decisions and State Efforts to Address the Changing Electric Regulatory Landscape.
Michael Pincus explores the rise in legal challenges in relation to natural gas infrastructure development.
Mike Swiger, John Clements and Sharon White examine expedited trial-type hearings in relation to the hydroelectric licensing process.
Senator Mary Landrieu explores what 2016 may hold for energy legislation.
Kyle Danish co-authored, with the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the Rhodium Group, a commentary on the legal and market implications of the Supreme Court's Clean Power Plan...
Joe Nelson and Jordan Smith Provide Insight on the Proposed Revised ESA Designation Process.
Van Ness Feldman's T.C. Richmond is a co-author in an article that is part of a special issue on "The National Climate Assessment: Innovations in Science and Engagement."

News

Maranda Compton Quoted in Washington Post Regarding Dakota Access Permitting
Shannon Angielski, a Principal in the firm's Government Relations practice and the Executive Director of CURC, announced today that CURC has expanded the scope of their mission and has adopted...
A special message from your friends at Van Ness Feldman.
Examining the potential impacts of FERC's Notice of Inquiry Regarding the Commission's Policy for Recovering Income Tax Costs.
Van Ness Feldman is pleased to announce that one new Principal and five new Partners have been elected to the membership of the firm, effective immediately.
Watch Kyle Danish Discuss Regulatory Issues Related to GHG Emissions Reduction at CSIS Panel Session.

Events

Van Ness Fedlman's Malcolm McLellan is presenting at the annual Mid-C Seminar.
Van Ness Feldman's Tadas Kisielius is speaking on recent developments in port management.
Van Ness Feldman's Molly Lawrence and Tadas Kisielius are presenting at the annual ELUL Section Midyear Conference.
Van Ness Feldman's Mona Tandon and Michael Pincus are speaking in this year's EBA Annual Meeting & Conference.
Emily Pitlick Mallen is speaking on recent developments in pipeline certificating proceedings.
Van Ness Feldman's T.C. Richmond is part of a panel that will discuss the merits of various legal approaches to addressing the climate-related challenges that water infrastructure faces...
The United States Marine Corps has a requirement to conduct research and development on the next generation capability of Improved Solar Panels. These panels will be to support current and...
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) invites bioenergy producers to purchase sugar from CCC. The use of sugar sold by CCC to bioenergy producers is restricted to the production of biofuel...
This Notice solicits applications for allocations of the available amount of national bond volume limitation authority (volume cap) for tribal economic development bonds (Tribal Economic...
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has a requirement to procure services that require a range of research skills, which could be called into use to plan, conduct, and...
The AID Demonstration provides funding as an incentive for eligible entities to accelerate the implementation and adoption of innovation in highway transportation. The FHWA will provide AID...
The Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) and Research Opportunity Awards (ROA) funding opportunities support research by faculty members at predominantly undergraduate institutions...
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a request for proposals for on-site solar renewable electricity at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama.  The Redstone Arsenal project is a 25-year Power...
The Defense Logistics Agency- Energy will accept offers for the annual delivery of a minimum of 250 GWh of renewable energy and all associated Environmental Attributes consisting of a...
The Department of Veterans Affairs Program Contracting Activity Central (VA-PCAC) is holding an Industry Day for a potential procurement to design and construct a Solar PV and Solar Thermal...
The Government plans to enter into a long term Renewable Energy Supply Agreement (RESA) whereby an Contractor agrees to finance, design, install, operate and maintain a renewable power...
DLA Energy will request competitive proposals for the purchase and delivery of the off-site renewable energy for a 20 year period to Philadelphia Depot Mechanicsburg, Naval Support Activity...
The purpose of this Notice of Intent is to provide potential applicants advance notice that the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the...

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