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Virginia Governor Takes Steps to Reduce Electricity Sector Carbon Dioxide Emissions in the Commonwealth

While the federal government is rolling back power sector-related regulation, some states are moving in the opposite direction.  On May 16, 2017, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed into effect Executive Directive 11, which is intended to “reduce carbon dioxide emissions … Continue reading

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White House Releases Full Budget Proposal for FY 2018 Slashing Departmental Budgets

Building on its earlier “skinny” budget, the White House Office of Management and Budget released today the President’s full budget for Fiscal Year 2018, entitled A New Foundation for American Greatness.  The President’s proposed budget (which will now go to … Continue reading

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FERC’s Non-Binding Advisory Orders Not Reviewable in Court

Last month, in Portland General Electric Co. v. FERC, the D.C. Circuit clarified that the federal appellate courts lack jurisdiction to review non-binding, advisory orders from FERC that merely interpret provisions of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 … Continue reading

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Parties Weigh in on Abeyance Vs. Remand in CPP and NSPS Cases

A few weeks ago, the D.C. Circuit ordered the parties in both the Clean Power Plan (CPP) litigation and the New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) litigation to file briefs addressing whether these cases should be remanded to EPA or held … Continue reading

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House Subcommittee on Energy Mulls Legislation to Modernize Hydropower Infrastructure and Streamline Permitting

On May 3, 2017, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee held a hearing to examine a suite of proposed legislation aimed at incentivizing development of hydropower in the United States.  A Committee Majority Staff memorandum dated May 1, 2017, describes … Continue reading

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