A top Senate Republican on Tuesday unveiled two bills aimed at "streamlining" the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act, including legislation that would stiffen cost-benefit analysis requirements for financial regulators and create a panel of the agencies' chief economists to review rules.
After announcing last week that it would again postpone the deadline for finalizing its blockbuster $34 billion mining merger with Xstrata PLC, Glencore International PLC laid out a new timetable Tuesday that includes an April 16 closing date after addressing competition and other worries.
By nominating longtime air regulator Gina McCarthy to head the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday, President Barack Obama doubled down on his promise to address climate change, picking an official many expect will use her authority and expertise to push strict new emissions standards and impose costly punishments on polluters.
A federal judge on Monday overruled American Municipal Power Inc.'s objections to a magistrate judge's finding that emails about AMP and contractor Bechtel Power Corp. were subject to attorney-client privilege, barring the mistakenly disclosed documents from AMP's contract suit over a power plant project.
In nominating physicist Ernest Moniz to head the U.S. Department of Energy, President Barack Obama has tapped a politically savvy scientist who shares his "all-of-the-above" energy development strategy, though attorneys say Moniz's public embrace of hydraulic fracturing and nuclear energy will vex lawmakers and environmental groups pressuring the agency to ditch its support of nonrenewables.
A federal judge on Friday rejected an environmental group’s bid to halt construction of a Wyoming uranium mining project, finding it had not proved wildlife would be irreparably harmed if the project continued.
Dow Chemical Co. will get an additional $318 million from Kuwait's state-owned petrochemical company for canceling a planned plastics joint venture just days before it was set to launch in 2008, Dow said Monday, announcing a final arbitration award that closes a five-year fight.
President Barack Obama made his long-expected pick to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday, nominating Gina McCarthy, current assistant administrator for the agency's Office of Air and Radiation, to replace recently departed Lisa Jackson as the administration's top environmental regulator.
President Barack Obama on Monday nominated nuclear physicist and Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Ernest Moniz to lead the U.S. Department of Energy, selecting an agency and Washington veteran to succeed previous energy secretary Steven Chu.
Public policy and lobbying firm Patton Boggs LLP laid off 65 attorneys and staff members last week, a move brought on by a notable dip in yearly revenues and the wind-down of significant casework, managing partner Edward Newberry told Law360 on Friday.
The Ohio House of Representatives approved a bill Thursday to generate $1.5 billion for state highway construction projects through bonds issued by the Ohio Turnpike Commission, House Democratic leader Armond Budish announced in a statement on the House website.
After several months of working with a short list of private bidders, U.K. officials announced Friday that they would be changing course and fully backing a £1 billion ($1.5 billion) rail project linking Heathrow Airport to more eastern neighborhoods of London with public funds instead.
The U.S. Department of State on Friday released the long-awaited draft review of TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL pipeline, concluding the controversial project would have a minimal impact on oil sands development and domestic oil demand.
Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP has hired from K&L Gates LLP a veteran energy transactional and project development attorney who has worked in the Middle East and Brazil as a partner in the firm's London office, the firm said Friday.
As Pennsylvania's natural gas industry booms, a revolving door between the industry and the state's former governors and top brass could threaten to upend the state's oversight of its fracking industry, according to a report issued by the Public Accountability Initiative.
InterOil Corp. has received several bids from companies looking to partner with it on a $6 billion liquefied natural gas export project in Papua New Guinea, and is currently evaluating the proposals, the company said Friday.
Commodities trader Glencore International PLC won't meet a March 15 deadline for finalizing its much-publicized $34 billion merger with mining and metals giant Xstrata PLC, it said Friday, citing regulatory holdups in China.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has deepened an investigation of whether departing Chesapeake Energy Corp. CEO Aubrey McClendon violated federal law through an arrangement that allowed him to borrow $1.1 billion against his stakes in the company's gas wells, Chesapeake revealed Friday.
A California state judge released a decision Thursday finding the state properly revised the environmental analysis of a segment of the $68.4 billion high-speed rail plan between Merced, Calif., and San Francisco, dismissing a 2008 suit by several cities alleging it violated the California Environmental Quality Act.
Sempra U.S. Gas & Power LLC has completed a $371 million sale of one 625-megawatt block of its natural gas-fired power plant to the Salt River Project Agricultural Improvement & Power District, one of Arizona's largest utilities, it announced Thursday.