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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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Columbia University Report: Repurposing Oil and Gas Financing for Renewable Project Development

Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy published a report this week, Financing Solar and Wind Power: Insights from Oil and Gas, considering whether the financial tools used in the oil and gas industries for raising capital could serve as … Continue reading

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Army Reverses Course, Grants Easement for Dakota Access Pipeline; Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Seeks a Preliminary Injunction and Temporary Restraining Order

On February 8, 2017 the Army Corps of Engineers granted an easement to Dakota Access, LLC, a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners, allowing the Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under the Missouri River at Lake Oahe in North Dakota.  The … Continue reading

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Army Will Not Grant Easement for Dakota Access Pipeline

On December 4, the U.S. Army’s Assistant Secretary for Civil Works announced that the Army will not approve an easement that would have allowed Energy Transfer Partners’ proposed Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under the Missouri River at Lake Oahe … Continue reading

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