Author Archives: Anjali Patel

First Comes the Executive Order, Then Comes the Lawsuit

Last week, the President released an executive order entitled “Implementing an America-First Offshore Energy Strategy” aimed at “encourag[ing] energy exploration and production, including on the Outer Continental Shelf.”  The Executive Order states that “America must put the energy needs of … Continue reading

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5th Circuit Grants Abeyance and EPA Postpones Compliance Deadlines for Effluent Limitation Guidelines; EPA Submits Further Abeyance Motions

Yesterday, the Fifth Circuit issued an order granting EPA’s motion to hold Southwestern Electric Power Co. v. EPA (consolidated challenges to EPA’s “Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Steam Electric Power Generating Point Source Category” (Rule)) in abeyance for … Continue reading

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To Abey, or Not to Abey. That is the Question.

Parties on both sides of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) and New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) litigation have filed responses to the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) motions to hold the cases in abeyance, with those challenging the rules filing in … Continue reading

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President Releases Energy Executive Order

Earlier today, President Trump signed an executive order entitled “Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth.”  The full text of the order—which, among other things, outlines the Administration’s directives on the Clean Power Plan—is available here.  Stay tuned for a more detailed … Continue reading

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FERC to Hold Technical Conference on State Policies and Eastern RTO Markets

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued a notice that its staff will convene a two-day technical conference to discuss mechanisms to “reconcile” the operation of wholesale energy and capacity markets in eastern Regional Transmission Organizations (RTOs), which are … Continue reading

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