Los Angeles County sued Southern California Gas Co. in California state court on Monday to force the utility to upgrade its well safety valves in the wake of what the county calls the worst gas leak in U.S. history at the Aliso Canyon storage facility.
Jones Day on Monday said it has added five former Hogan Lovells attorneys to strengthen the firm's work on large infrastructure projects, banking and finance, and energy transactions in Asia.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Friday urged the Sixth Circuit not to force them to turn over additional records related to their controversial Clean Water Rule.
Venezuela's state-owned oil company argued Monday that there's no reason why it should have to face a Canadian mining company's Delaware suit alleging that it orchestrated certain transfers and debt offerings so Venezuela could avoid paying a $1.39 billion arbitration award.
Attorneys with Chadbourne & Parke LLP seeking to quit their client the Republic of the Congo after failing to nix an $800 million arbitral award against the country told a D.C. federal judge they have little say in whether Congolese first lady Antoinette Sassou Nguesso shows up for a deposition.
The Federal Highway Administration and Port St. Lucie, Florida, have erroneously introduced additional legal standards into a dispute over a new bridge in the city, according to environmental groups asking the Eleventh Circuit to revive their challenge to a route that would impact public park land.
The federal government plans to conduct a "milestone" sale of offshore oil and gas leases next month, for the first time ever streaming the proceedings online as it offers nearly 24 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico for exploration and development, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management said Friday.
The U.S. Department of Commerce on Monday unveiled a new federal advisory panel that will aim to help potential U.S. exporters gain better access to trade finance and asked interested stakeholders to submit nominees to sit on the panel.
The operator of the planned $683 million Constitution natural gas pipeline from Pennsylvania to New York asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Friday for an additional two years to complete construction after New York regulators denied a water quality permit for the project.
The IRS has asked U.S. Tax Court to exclude a “misleading” expert report that a Wisconsin holding company with investments in various paper mill enterprises is seeking to use in a fight over $92 million in disallowed bad debt deductions, arguing the company had unfairly refused to address issues raised in the report when asked by the agency.
The Bureau of Land Management told a California federal judge Friday that it can't be sued over a resource management plan that outlines the lands available for oil and gas development managed by its Bakersfield, California, field office, saying the plan is too far removed from any potential concrete harms under the Supreme Court’s Spokeo decision.
This week’s Taxation With Representation sees Japanese companies expanding into the U.K. and the U.S. while two drug companies team up to develop and market cancer treatments.
A Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority union sued the agency Wednesday to enforce an arbitration decision reinstating an allegedly scapegoated mechanic who was fired after a fatal underground smoke incident in 2015.
A public works contractor seeking an $800 million arbitral award from the Republic of the Congo must be granted access to a bank’s documents on a Boeing jumbo jet it holds in trust for Congo’s state-owned airline, whether or not it can actually seize the plane, a Utah federal judge has ruled.
Tougher financial requirements recently released by U.S. offshore regulators to ensure drillers can pay for shuttering their offshore operations could further squeeze companies already hurt by low oil prices, but experts say the guidelines offer enough flexibility in satisfying those requirements to keep companies from collapsing beneath their cleanup obligations.
FirstEnergy Corp. said Friday it will sell or shut down two coal-fired Ohio power plants because they’re not economically viable anymore.
The U.S. Department of the Interior should do more to account for natural gas emissions from oil and gas operators on onshore federal lands and offer better reporting requirement guidelines for operators, the U.S. Government Accountability Office said in a report released Thursday.
In a ruling that could chart the course for other enforcement actions, a Massachusetts federal judge ruled Thursday that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will have to undergo a typical civil proceeding, including a jury trial if necessary, in its bid to enforce a $5 million market manipulation penalty against Maxim Power.
Minnesota will urge the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the Eighth Circuit's recent ruling that nixed portions of a state law effectively barring new coal-fired plants from supplying electricity to the state, Law360 learned on Friday.
The American Cable Association on Thursday recommended that the Federal Communications Commission partially base its “weighting formula” for companies vying for rural broadband expansion dollars to the preferences of urban consumers for data usage and speed.
We in Missouri do not take lightly to new trends or frothy ideas. Yet, the uniform bar exam has allowed us to meet the challenges of an increasingly mobile legal profession and the changing needs of clients, and to ensure that a newly admitted attorney has the knowledge, character and fitness to practice in the Show-Me State, says Jim Nowogrocki, president of the Board of Law Examiners in Missouri — the first state to adopt the UBE.
A recently proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Transportation intends to improve oil spill response readiness and mitigate effects of rail incidents involving petroleum oil and certain high-hazard flammable trains. However, the expanded requirements would likely impose substantial costs and burden on railroads and could increase the price of crude oil transport by rail, say attorneys at Baker Botts LLP.
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's new policy governing supplemental financial assurance for oil and gas infrastructure on the Outer Continental Shelf has the potential to significantly alter the U.S. offshore oil and gas industry, and could ultimately force small and independent companies to abandon OCS operations altogether, say attorneys at Van Ness Feldman LLP.
Law firms today are recognizing that the process of creating a next-generation workplace is far more complex than relocating to a more modern space in a trendier part of town. The challenge is more significant for larger firms with multiple generations represented within their executive teams, says Tere Blanca, founder of Miami-based Blanca Commercial Real Estate Inc.
The California Supreme Court’s inaction on Cleveland National Forest Foundation v. San Diego Association of Governments this term means there is currently no state law setting greenhouse gas emission reduction goals beyond 2020. The lack of certainty in this area requires additional thought and planning by developers as well as lenders on major projects, say attorneys at Reed Smith LLP.
Recently, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a rehearing for authorizing PJM Interconnection to implement its capacity performance resource adequacy protocols beginning in 2018, raising a fundamental question regarding the proper valuation of seasonal demand response resources, says Richard Drom at Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC.
The California State Water Resources Control Board's draft permitting procedures for discharges of dredge and fill material into state waters seeks to expand its permitting jurisdiction. If adopted, the procedures would impose additional regulatory hurdles and permit requirements on a wide range of industries and activities, including private development, agricultural operations and infrastructure development, say attorneys at Nossaman LLP.
Two recent decisions from the D.C. Circuit upholding the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s treatment of indirect and cumulative effects of greenhouse gas emissions under the National Environmental Policy Act are important because they provide a further delineation for when so-called upstream and downstream effects should be excluded from analysis as indirect or cumulative impacts in NEPA reviews, say attorneys at Sidley Austin LLP.
The D.C. Circuit's recent decision in United Airlines v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission calls into question a decade of FERC policy and precedent permitting regulated companies organized as partnerships to include an allowance for income taxes in their rates, and it could have sweeping implications across the entire interstate oil and gas pipeline industries, say Emily Pitlick Mallen and Paul Korman at Van Ness Feldman LLP.
Winding down a law firm is at best stressful, at worst excruciatingly painful, and often carried out as if it were an emergency, rendering the process even more difficult. There are certain common steps that should be on the firm's radar from the moment the decision to dissolve is made, says Janis Meyer, a partner with Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP who helped oversee Dewey & LeBoeuf's 2012 bankruptcy filing and the subsequent wind-down of the firm.