Sharon White

Associate

202.298.1871

slw@vnf.com

Assistant

1050 Thomas Jefferson Street NW
Seventh Floor
Washington, DC 20007
  • Negotiated relicensing settlement agreement between licensee and U.S. Forest Service and special use permit for the FERC relicensing of the Toledo Bend Project.
  • Assisted in negotiating a multi-party settlement agreement for the potential removal of the Klamath Hydroelectric Project.
  • Drafted successful petition for declaratory order before FERC on federal preemption of state and local regulatory authority over a hydropower project in Washington.
  • Represented a coalition of hydroelectric licensees at FERC technical conferences presenting arguments disputing agency annual charges.
  • Drafted amici curiae briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the hydroelectric industry
  • Represented a FERC licensee in amending and partially transferring its license to sell one of two project developments to a new owner
  • Assisted in representation of large coalition of hydroelectric licensees in administrative litigation before FERC and appellate proceedings concerning FERC’s federal land fees program.
  • Assisted in representation of a FERC licensee in a trial-type hearing before a U.S. Coast Guard administrative law judge on disputed issues of fact underlying agency mandatory conditions 

Publications

Water Transfers & the CWA

The Water Report, Issue 157 pp. 16
03/01/2017

Hydropower Licensing under the Federal Power Act: A Century of Resource Conflict Resolution in the Public Interest

Natural Resources & Environment, Vol. 31 Issue 1 pp. 27
08/01/2016

Hydroelectric Power

Energy Law and Transactions (D. Muchow and W. Mogel, eds.) (2012)
10/28/2012

Rebuttal in Defense of the Klamath Hydroelectric Settlement Agreement

Washington Journal of Environmental Law & Policy, Vol. 1 pp. 297
12/01/2011

Hydro Power

Environment, Energy and Resources Law: The Year in Review 2010
American Bar Association (2011)
05/01/2011

Hydro Power

Environment, Energy and Resources Law: The Year in Review 2009
American Bar Association (2010)
05/01/2010

Presentations

HydroVision International 2016

Presenter, "Jurisdiction Changes - Who's Responsible for What in the U.S.?"
Minneapolis, MN
07/26/2016

National Hydropower Association Alaska Regional Meeting

Panelist, "Federal and State Clean Energy Programs"
National Hydropower Association
Anchorage, AK
08/18/2015

NHA 2014 Alaska Regional Meeting

Panelist, "Emerging Regulatory Issues Facing Hydro Development in Alaska"
National Hydropower Association
Ketchikan, AK
06/10/2014