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EIB Energy Highlights: SCOTUS on FERC, Nat Gas Record Year, Oil & Gas Exports, Winter Outlook, Cybersecurity & More

Our goal is to serve as a leading-edge resource for companies navigating the rapidly evolving landscapes of the domestic and global energy markets. Moore & Van Allen’s EIB Energy Highlights is a complement to our Energy Interdependency Blog’s in-depth individual treatment of critical issues emerging in energy policy, regulation, and related litigation. EIB Energy Highlights … Continue reading

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Update: Latest Challenge of Final Clean Power Plan Rejected by D.C. Circuit

On September 9, 2015, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a Per Curiam Order resolving the question probed in our post, EPA Back in Court Over Clean Power Plan, Is this Challenge of the Final Rule Premature As Well?.  Following the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA”) announcement of the final Clean Power Plan in August, several States filed … Continue reading »

EPA Back in Court Over Clean Power Plan, Is this Challenge of the Final Rule Premature As Well?

Since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) released its proposed Clean Power Plan (“Proposed CPP”) in June 2014, the agency has faced fierce opposition from states and companies seeking to prevent the implementation of the rule designed to drastically reduce CO2 emissions from existing power plants.  In June 2015, Murphy Energy Corporation and other opponents … Continue reading »

Legal Challenge to EPA’s Proposed Clean Power Plan Rejected as Premature, Final Rule Sent to OMB for Review

The proposed Clean Power Plan introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in June 2014 has been met with considerable opposition, including a court battle that pitted energy companies and more than twenty States against each other in an effort to prevent the agency from implementing a final rule mandating the reduction of CO2 … Continue reading »

FERC Technical Conferences Examining EPA Clean Power Plan Are Underway

At the close of 2014, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) announced that it would hold a series of technical conferences to examine issues surrounding compliance with the Clean Power Plan proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) last June.  FERC was urged by members of Congress to hold the conferences in order to do … Continue reading »

EPA & SCOTUS on GHG: U.S. Supreme Court Makes a Statement on EPA Authority to Regulate Greenhouse Gases as the Public Comment Period for EPA’s Clean Power Plan Gets Underway

The last few weeks have brought significant developments in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA”) efforts to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. On June 18, 2014, the EPA published for public comment a proposed rule to implement the Clean Power Plan that it announced on June 2, which seeks to cut carbon dioxide emissions from existing … Continue reading »

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EPA & SCOTUS on GHG: EPA’s Proposed Rule on Emissions for Existing Sources Published for Comment & U.S. Supreme Court Makes a Statement on EPA’s Authority to Regulate GHG

Since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA”) June 2, 2014 revelation of its Clean Power Plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions from existing fossil-fuel powered electric generators (the “Plan”), it has garnered much attention and commentary both in support of the initiative to address climate change with a move towards clean energy (e.g., here) and … Continue reading »

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House Subcommittee To Review EPA Emissions Plan

HOUSE SUBCOMMITTEE TO REVIEW EPA EMISSIONS PLAN:  The House Energy & Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Energy and Power announced that it will hold a hearing to review the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants during the week of June 16, 2014.  Additional information regarding the hearing will be … Continue reading »