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|Department of the Interior Proposes Revised Fracking Regulations for Federal and Indian Lands|
Greg A. Christianson, Julia E. Stein, Michael B. Wigmore; Bingham McCutchen LLP;
June 6, 2013, previously published on June 4, 2013On May 16, the U.S. Department of the Interior (“DOI”) released new proposed regulations for activities related to hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) on federal lands, including large areas of Indian lands managed by DOI. The new proposal replaces a 2012 DOI proposal that...
|Scope of CFAA Violations Remains in Debate|
Thomas S. Hixson, Geoffrey M. Howard, Bryan M. Killian, Nargues Motamed; Bingham McCutchen LLP;
May 22, 2013, previously published on May 20, 2013The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), 18 U.S.C. § 1030, creates civil and criminal liability for persons who access computers without authorization or in excess of authorization. Because the statute does not define “authorization,” courts and commentators have taken several...
|States Square Off Over Potential Federal Regulation of Methane Emissions From Oil and Gas Operations|
Greg A. Christianson, Tom Gede, Clara Maria Poffenberger, Rick R. Rothman, Julia E. Stein; Bingham McCutchen LLP;
May 20, 2013, previously published on May 14, 2013On May 2, 2013, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, joined by 12 other state Attorneys General, cautioned the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) from engaging in negotiations with seven Northeastern states over potential federal regulation of methane emissions...
|Ninth Circuit Holds That SEC Rules and Related FINRA Rules Trump State Law|
Meg Bailey, Michael R. Weissmann; Bingham McCutchen LLP;
May 9, 2013, previously published on May 8, 2013On April 9, 2013, in McDaniel v. Wells Fargo Investments, LLC, --- F.3d ---, 2013 WL 1405949 (9th Cir. Apr. 9, 2013), the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of four class actions brought against broker-dealers by their former employees, holding that federal securities law and...
|Cybersecurity Bill Stalls In Senate, Shifting Attention To Executive Order|
Matthew Flairty, Bree Hann, Edward F. Maluf, Manu Pradhan, Brian C. Rocca; Bingham McCutchen LLP;
May 1, 2013, previously published on April 29, 2013On the heels of the Obama administration’s veto threat, Senate staffers have disclosed that the Senate is unlikely to vote on the House-approved Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA. As written, CISPA would have enabled greater information-sharing between government and...
|Environmental Groups Continue Their Attacks on BLM Leases in an Ongoing Effort to Block Fracking in California|
Sarah M. Barker-Ball, Greg A. Christianson, Ella Foley Gannon, Camarin E.B. Madigan, Julia E. Stein; Bingham McCutchen LLP;
April 26, 2013, previously published on April 25, 2013On April 17, 2013, the Center for Biological Diversity and the Sierra Club (together, “Plaintiffs”) filed suit against the Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”) in the Northern District of California, alleging BLM violated the National Environmental Policy Act...
|BLM Violated NEPA in Failing to Analyze Fracking Before Granting Oil and Gas Leases in Monterey|
Sarah M. Barker-Ball, Greg A. Christianson, Ella Foley Gannon, Camarin E.B. Madigan; Bingham McCutchen LLP;
April 19, 2013, previously published on April 18, 2013In an Order issued March 13, 2013, U.S. District Judge Paul Grewal in San Jose ruled that the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) by failing to conduct an environmental impact study and to consider the impacts of...
|MSRB Proposes Changes To MSRB Rule G-19 On Suitability To Harmonize With FINRA’s Rule 2111, But With Notable Departures From The FINRA Rule|
W. Hardy Callcott, Christina N. Davilas; Bingham McCutchen LLP;
April 4, 2013, previously published on March 27, 2013In MSRB Notice 2013-07 (March 11, 2013), the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board is seeking comment on proposed revisions to MSRB Rule G-19 on suitability. The proposed revisions aim to harmonize MSRB Rule G-19 with FINRA’s suitability rule, Rule 2111, which underwent its own sweeping...
|SEC Seeks Comment on Proposed Rule for New Regulation Systems Compliance and Integrity|
W. Hardy Callcott, Frances S. Cohen, Timothy C. Foley; Bingham McCutchen LLP;
March 28, 2013, previously published on March 26, 2013On March 8, 2013, the SEC released proposed Regulation Systems Compliance and Integrity (the “Proposed Rule” or “Reg SCI”). The Proposed Rule reflects sweeping changes in the securities market resulting from increased automation and the proliferation of trading venues. The...
|SEC Requests Input for a Potential Uniform Fiduciary Standard of Conduct|
W. Hardy Callcott, Amy Natterson Kroll; Bingham McCutchen LLP;
March 14, 2013, previously published on March 12, 2013The Dodd-Frank Act gave the SEC the authority to adopt, but did not require it to adopt, a uniform fiduciary standard of conduct for both broker-dealers and investment advisers when providing personalized investment advice about securities to retail customers. On March 1, 2013, the SEC requested...