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FERC Approves Gas Modernization Policy

                In November 2014, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) proposed a Policy Statement on Cost Recovery Mechanisms for Modernization of Natural Gas Facilities in Docket No. PL15-1 that would allow interstate pipelines to recover the costs of modernizing their facilities through an approved cost tracker or surcharge...

FERC Receives Reply Comments on its Prop...

                  Last month we informed you that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) had received initial comments on its proposed policy to allow interstate pipelines to recover the costs of modernizing their facilities through a cost tracker. On February 26th, FERC received reply comments. While the initial comments...

EPA PUBLISHES NEW REGULATIONS ON GREENHO...

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) published this week its two proposed regulations addressing greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired Electric Generating Units (“EGUs”): (i) the Carbon Pollution Standards for Modified and Reconstructed Stationary Sources (“GHG Standards”); and (ii)the Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines...

Sierra Club & Friends Try to Halt T...

New York, NY–(ENEWSPF)–February 16, 2012. Residents are suing to halt tree-cutting along the route of a controversial gas pipeline through the Endless Mountains region of Northeast Pennsylvania. Represented by the nonprofit environmental law firm Earthjustice, members of Pennsylvania Chapter of the Sierra Club, Damascus Citizens for Sustainability, and the Coalition for...

Legal Challenges to EPA’s Cross-St...

A range of legal challenges filed against the EPA’s now-stayed Cross-State Air Pollution Rule has “little or no applicability” to the fate of the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, according to a legal analysis by Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Air pollutants regulated under CSAPR, consisting of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide, and the hazardous air pollutants regulated...

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