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On June 9, 2017, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement issued a direct final rule that extends the amount of time a lessee or operator is given to resume operations or to seek a...

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit recently issued orders in two similar proceedings in which interstate natural gas pipelines asked the court to order state or local...

Senator Mary Landrieu discusses lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina and what the citizens of Houston now face in Harvey’s recovery effort.

Van Ness Feldman received high praise in the newly released Chambers USA 2017 rankings with 17 attorneys recognized as "Leaders in Their Field."

We are pleased to welcome Gwendolyn Keyes Fleming, former Environmental Protection Agency Chief of Staff, to Van Ness Feldman. Ms. Fleming brings over twenty years of public sector experience to...
Mr. Mone is based in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. He advises a range of clients on natural gas, LNG, and electric utility regulation. Phil is one of the leaders of the firm's Pipeline &...
Recent developments in automated vehicle technologies have generated great excitement from multiple segments of American society, including the automotive and trucking industries, federal...
In a Houston Chronicle op-ed, current Van Ness Feldman Senior Policy Advisor and former Senator Mary Landrieu discusses lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina and what the citizens of Houston...
FERC Requests Supplemental Comments on Energy Storage in Frequency Response Proceeding - August 18 - The Commission issued a request for supplemental comments related to whether and when...
Van Ness Feldman's Natural Disaster Recovery Team is already engaged in Congressional activity related to Hurricane Harvey. Our seasoned team actively participates in federal and state disaster...
Jordan Smith Examines the Role of the Endangered Species Act in Today's Society.
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.
President's proposed FY 2018 Budget would reduce PHMSA funding. PHMSA Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee Meets June 6-7. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow introduce legislation addressing...
The Senate confirmed Neil Chatterjee and Robert F. Powelson as FERC Commissioners on August 4. President Trump named Chatterjee as Chairman, and with the swearing in of Chatterjee on August 8...
Van Ness Feldman is pleased to announce that this year thirty-two lawyers from the firm have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America.
On August 8, 2017, a Delaware Chancery Judge ruled that investors in Plains All American Pipeline LP ("Plains") are entitled to review the company's books and records following a 2015 oil spill...

Alerts

Recent developments in automated vehicle technologies have generated great excitement from multiple segments of American society, including the automotive and trucking industries, federal...
Van Ness Feldman's Natural Disaster Recovery Team is already engaged in Congressional activity related to Hurricane Harvey. Our seasoned team actively participates in federal and state disaster...
On August 8, 2017, a Delaware Chancery Judge ruled that investors in Plains All American Pipeline LP ("Plains") are entitled to review the company's books and records following a 2015 oil spill...
On August 4, 2017, the Department of the Interior ("DOI") announced that it was repealing a 2016 final rule ("2017 Valuation Rule") that sought to reform the Federal government's approach to...
In the wake of the Trump Administration's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement, a number of governors and mayors have pledged to come forward with ambitious climate policies and programs. ...
On June 27, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers ("Agencies") unveiled a proposed rule that would rescind the definition of the term "waters of the...

Updates

FERC Requests Supplemental Comments on Energy Storage in Frequency Response Proceeding - August 18 - The Commission issued a request for supplemental comments related to whether and when...
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.
President's proposed FY 2018 Budget would reduce PHMSA funding. PHMSA Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee Meets June 6-7. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow introduce legislation addressing...
The Senate confirmed Neil Chatterjee and Robert F. Powelson as FERC Commissioners on August 4. President Trump named Chatterjee as Chairman, and with the swearing in of Chatterjee on August 8...
Drue Pearce named PHMSA Deputy Administrator. PHMSA Rulemakings Update. GAO releases report recommending modifications to PHMSA's use of data in establishing and validating inspection...
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.
Jordan Smith Examines the Role of the Endangered Species Act in Today's Society.
Hunter Cox examines Native American sovereignty issues in the latest American Indian Law Journal.
Van Ness Feldman partners Bob Christin, Paul Korman, and Michael Pincus were published in the most recent edition of the Energy Law Journal.
Van Ness Feldman's Chuck Sensiba and Sharon White discuss new opportunities for hydropower development under FERC and the current administration.
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.

News

We are pleased to welcome Gwendolyn Keyes Fleming, former Environmental Protection Agency Chief of Staff, to Van Ness Feldman. Ms. Fleming brings over twenty years of public sector experience to...
Mr. Mone is based in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. He advises a range of clients on natural gas, LNG, and electric utility regulation. Phil is one of the leaders of the firm's Pipeline &...
In a Houston Chronicle op-ed, current Van Ness Feldman Senior Policy Advisor and former Senator Mary Landrieu discusses lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina and what the citizens of Houston...
Van Ness Feldman is pleased to announce that this year thirty-two lawyers from the firm have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America.
Nancy McNally Has Been Named Managing Principal of the Washington, DC Office.
Gwendolyn Keyes Fleming, former Chief of Staff to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy, will be joining the firm as a partner in Washington, DC.

Events

Four Van Ness Feldman Attorneys will be featured speakers at HydroVision International this year.
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 Malcolm McLellan is serving as the Program Co-Chair, and Richard Agnew will be presenting on, "The Trump Administration, New Congress and Energy."
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.
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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