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EPA Proposes To Eliminate Oil And Gas Methane Rules: Just Another Brick In The Deregulatory Wall
Last week, EPA proposed to eliminate regulation of methane emissions from the oil and gas industry. The most noteworthy response to the proposal came from the large producers.
United States
4 Sep 2019
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Last Of An Endangered Species Spotted On Capitol Hill: A Practical Senator
Bloomberg Environment is reporting this morning that Senator Chris Coons is trying to persuade Democrats that they should agree to limit EPA's authority to regulate greenhouse gases in return for GOP support...
United States
1 Jul 2019
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Reason Number 42,659 For Putting A Price On Carbon
I don't work in the oil and gas industry. This lede from Bloomberg Environment (subscription required) may not be news to anyone in the industry, but it absolutely blew me away:
United States
30 Apr 2019
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Would The Last Generator To Leave The Wholesale Competitive Energy Market Please Turn Off The Lights? (Video)
On Friday, Connecticut announced that it had reached agreement with Dominion, Eversource, and United Illuminating to keep the Millstone nuclear plant operating for 10 more years.
United States
28 Mar 2019
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Carbon Free Boston — Or How To Save The World In A Few Easy Steps
Boston's Green Ribbon Commission has just released Carbon Free Boston, which outlines a pathway to a carbon-free city by 2050.
United States
5 Feb 2019
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Who Needs A Carbon Tax When We Can Raise the Real Estate Excise Tax?
Though my friends in the real estate industry may not be happy, I think that this is a fine idea.
United States
24 Jan 2019
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Massachusetts Comprehensive Energy Plan — There's A Lot To Do.
Last week, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources released its Comprehensive Energy Plan.
United States
20 Dec 2018
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Municipalities May Regulate The Local Impacts Of Pipelines Without Violating The Commerce Clause
On Friday, Judge John Woodcock held that an ordinance enacted by the City of South Portland, Maine, that prohibited loading crude oil from a pipeline terminating in South Portland ...
United States
3 Sep 2018
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Winston Churchill And Fuel Economy Standards
So the Trump administration has formally proposed to roll back CAFE standards for model years beginning in 2021.
United States
15 Aug 2018
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FERC Rejects Grid Reliability And Resilience Pricing — For Now!
The intent of the proposal was to compensate generators who provide reliability and resilience attributes to the grid.
United States
10 Jan 2018
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State Street Global Advisors Gets On The Climate Disclosure Express — In A Big Way
Earlier this month, State Street Global Advisors joined the chorus of money managers urging corporate boards, particularly those in "high-impact sectors" – meaning "oil and gas, utilities and mining" – to do a better job ...
United States
4 Sep 2017
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State Programs To Encourage Zero-Emitting Generation Are Really, Really, Constitutional
Hard on the heels of decision upholding the Illinois "zero-emission credit" program to prop up nuclear plants in that state...
United States
11 Aug 2017
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The Latest Executive Order: Any Kind Of Consistency Is The Hobgoblin Of Little Minds
Make no mistake, the Executive Order signed by President Trump at EPA yesterday is a big deal.
United States
6 Apr 2017
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Wind Powers Texas. What Does That Say About The Future Of Coal?
According to Bloomberg BNA (subscription required), last week, for the first time ever, more than 50% of the load in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas service area was supplied by wind power.
United States
5 Apr 2017
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Does Massdep Have Authority To Regulate Electric Generating Emissions Under Section 3(D) Of The GWSA? I'm Not So Sure.
As I have previously noted, I sympathize with the difficulties faced by MassDEP in trying to implement the SJC decision in Kain.
United States
12 Dec 2016
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Back To The Fracking Drawing Board For BLM? Fracking's Risks Are Too Obvious To Ignore
Last week, Judge Michael Fitzgerald granted summary judgment to the plaintiffs in a citizen suit alleging that BLMs Environmental Impact Statement prepared to address whether to open certain lands...
United States
15 Sep 2016
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BLM Has No Authority To Regulate Fracking, At Least For Now
Yesterday, Judge Scott Skavdahl of the District of Wyoming held that the Bureau of Land Management did not have authority to regulate the environmental impacts of fracking.
United States
29 Jun 2016
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Minnesota May Not Prohibit Power Sales That Would Increase Statewide CO2 Emissions. Why Not? Pick Your Reason
If you needed any further proof that energy law is is very complicated, Wednesday's decision in North Dakota v. Heydinger should convince you.The judgment is simple...
United States
22 Jun 2016
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One Final Word On Peterborough Oil: Yes, MTBE Is An Additive
I have to say that I've done few posts in recent years that have prompted more immediate responses than those on this case.
United States
15 Jun 2016
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