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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...

The innovative land deal will turn the “most controversial block in Seattle” into a community-owned property that will provide affordable housing, a community gathering space, and room for local...

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

PHMSA extends deadline for submitting 2016 annual report for underground natural gas storage facilities. DOT's Office of Inspector General initiates audit of PHMSA's Pipeline Safety R&D...
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...
On July 7, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued a decision in NRG Power Marketing, LLC v. FERC, finding that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission exceeded...
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...
FERC coordinated with NERC staff to conduct the annual oversight of the Find, Fix, Track, and Report (FFT) program. FERC staff reviewed 23 out of 46 FFT possible violations, as well as 100 out...
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.
Four Van Ness Feldman Attorneys will be featured speakers at HydroVision International this year.
PHMSA partially stays enforcement of new safety standards for underground natural gas storage. DOT seeks input on impediments to transportation infrastructure projects. PHMSA's Gas Pipeline...
FERC will hold a technical conference on policy issues related to the reliability of the Bulk-Power System in Washington, DC on June 22. There will be 4 different panels.
Van Ness Fedlman's Malcolm McLellan is presenting at the annual Mid-C Seminar.
On June 9, 2017, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) issued a direct final rule that extends the amount of time a lessee or operator is given to resume operations or to...
For the sixth year in a row, The Legal 500 United States, 2017, recognized Van Ness Feldman as a national leader in Energy Regulatory law.

Alerts

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...
On July 7, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued a decision in NRG Power Marketing, LLC v. FERC, finding that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission exceeded...
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...
On June 9, 2017, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) issued a direct final rule that extends the amount of time a lessee or operator is given to resume operations or to...
On May 23, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (D.C. Circuit) issued Delaware Riverkeeper Network v. FERC (Riverkeeper). The decision upholds the Federal Energy...
On April 28, 2017, President Donald J. Trump—flanked by Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski, Alaska Representative Donald Young, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, and others—signed an Executive...

Updates

PHMSA extends deadline for submitting 2016 annual report for underground natural gas storage facilities. DOT's Office of Inspector General initiates audit of PHMSA's Pipeline Safety R&D...
FERC coordinated with NERC staff to conduct the annual oversight of the Find, Fix, Track, and Report (FFT) program. FERC staff reviewed 23 out of 46 FFT possible violations, as well as 100 out...
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.
PHMSA partially stays enforcement of new safety standards for underground natural gas storage. DOT seeks input on impediments to transportation infrastructure projects. PHMSA's Gas Pipeline...
FERC will hold a technical conference on policy issues related to the reliability of the Bulk-Power System in Washington, DC on June 22. There will be 4 different panels.
NERC released its 2017 Summer Reliability Assessment, which reports on potential summer resources deficiencies and operating reliability concerns, determines peak electricity demand and supply...
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.
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.

News

For the sixth year in a row, The Legal 500 United States, 2017, recognized Van Ness Feldman as a national leader in Energy Regulatory law.
What does the Trump regulatory reform agenda mean for energy companies? In an article co-authored with Sarah Ladislaw of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Van Ness Feldman...
Van Ness Feldman receives high praise in Chambers USA 2017
Van Ness Feldman represented Africatown Community Land Trust in an innovative land deal that will turn the "most controversial block in Seattle" into a community-owned property that will provide...
Lead by Senator Landrieu, Van Ness Feldman Assists Jazz Fest in Bringing Cuban Musicians to New Orleans.
The firm welcomed children of its employees for a fun filled day of learning about daily life at Van Ness Feldman.

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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