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  • October 19, 2017

    DOT's Rail Brake, Competitive Switching Proposals In Doubt

    A recent U.S. Department of Transportation analysis and lingering uncertainty over key agency appointments have cast doubt on whether a pair of Obama-era freight rail proposals will survive the Trump administration’s deregulatory push. Here, Law360 examines where things stand on a mandate for new braking technology and a proposal to encourage competition on shipping routes.

  • October 19, 2017

    Former FERC Commissioners Slam Perry's Grid Pricing Plan

    Eight former commissioners of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, including five ex-chairs, on Thursday panned Secretary of Energy Rick Perry's proposal to pay coal and nuclear plants for providing base load power and grid reliability services, saying it would reverse the development of wholesale electricity markets and soak consumers.

  • October 19, 2017

    Investors Lose Bid For 20M Docs In Volkswagen MDL

    A California magistrate judge on Wednesday denied investors’ request for more than 20 million pages of documents in multidistrict litigation over Volkswagen AG’s diesel emissions scandal, saying the investors haven’t proven all the documents are relevant to their claims.

  • October 19, 2017

    Mayor Acts For Boston In FERC Pipeline Row, DC Circ. Hears

    The city of Boston does not have to be among the parties challenging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s approval of a $971 million natural gas pipeline, as the mayor effectively “is the city for all purposes,” counsel for the mayor and other Boston politicians told a D.C. Circuit panel Thursday.

  • October 19, 2017

    Enviros Say NRG Can't Stall Rejection Of Calif. Gas Plant

    Environmentalists have urged the California Energy Commission to reject NRG Energy Inc.'s bid to suspend review of a proposed gas-fired power plant, claiming the company is trying to stall after two of the agency's commissioners indicated earlier this month that they would vote against the project.

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