Shutdown Will Grind New Energy Projects To A Halt

Law360, New York (October 1, 2013, 12:17 AM EDT) -- By slamming the brakes on the permitting process at key agencies such as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of the Interior, the federal government shutdown will likely delay new energy projects from oil and gas leasing to renewable energy, potentially costing companies billions of dollars, energy attorneys told Law360 on Monday.

Every major federal agency that the energy industry has to deal with in order to gets its projects off the ground — the EPA, DOI, the U.S. Department of Energy and...
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