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|EPA Proposes Renewable Fuel Standard Modification to Address Market Constraints, Yet Leaves Uncertainty for Future Targets|
Casey F. Bradford, Thomas M. Donnelly, Kevin P. Holewinski, Nancy MacKimm, Charles T. Wehland; Jones Day;
June 26, 2015, previously published on June 2015Exercising its authority under the Clean Air Act ("CAA"), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") proposes reducing the statutory targets for cellulosic biofuel, biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel, and total renewable fuels for 2014, 2015, and 2016. The May 2015...
|Supreme Court of Texas Issues Three Important Oil and Gas Decisions|
Kyle R. Kreshover, Omar Samji, Jeffrey A. Schlegel, David S. Stringer; Jones Day;
June 24, 2015, previously published on June 2015This month, the Texas Supreme Court decided three cases implicating oil and gas contract interpretation issues with important consequences to the industry. The Court held in all three cases that the plain meaning of a contract will prevail over an interpretation based on the industry's common views...
|FERC Declines to Expand Consideration of GHG Emissions in Project Approvals but Allows Recovery of Environmental Compliance Costs in Certain Cases|
Mosby G. Perrow, Erica Elizabeth Stauffer; Jones Day;
May 25, 2015, previously published on Spring 2015While the D.C. Circuit remanded a pipeline approval to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") last year in Delaware Riverkeeper v. FERC for failing to consider the "cumulative environmental impacts" of new natural gas pipeline projects and expansions as required by...
|U.S. DOJ Brings Renewed Attention to Antitrust Compliance Programs|
Glen C. Cheng, Kathryn M. Fenton, J. Bruce McDonald; Jones Day;
May 14, 2015, previously published on April 2015On March 31, 2015, a federal court issued a summons to AU Optronics Corporation ("AU Optronics") to respond to allegations that it violated its probation for a criminal price-fixing conviction through failure to implement an effective antitrust compliance program. Corporate defendants can...
|Texas Attorney General Settles Alleged Boycott Case|
Thomas F. Allen, Thomas R. Jackson, Robert W. Kantner, J. Bruce McDonald, Thomas D. York; Jones Day;
May 12, 2015, previously published on April 2015The Texas Attorney General has settled its challenge to an agreement among sellers of dental supplies that, in the State's view, prevented competition by a new entrant in Texas. This case is a reminder that even local activities may be the subject of antitrust enforcement by state attorneys...
|Obama Administration Issues New Rules Regulating Fracturing Activities on Public and Tribal Lands|
Jennifer M. Hayes, Allan T. Kirk, Omar Samji, Jeffrey A. Schlegel, Charles T. Wehland; Jones Day;
April 17, 2015, previously published on March 2015The U.S. Department of the Interior ("DOI") released final rules regulating hydraulic fracturing activities on federal and tribal lands on March 20, 2015. The new rules were codified in the Federal Register at 43 C.F.R. Part 3160 on March 26, 2015. Unless the courts or Congress...
|Mexico Moves Forward in the Implementation of Clean Energy Certificates|
José Estandía, Mauricio E. Llamas C., William P.M. Schwind, Teresa Souza, Alberto de la Parra Z.; Jones Day;
April 17, 2015, previously published on April 2015As part of the framework of Mexico's Energy Reform and National Climate Change Strategy to reduce greenhouse gases, on March 31, 2015, the Ministry of Energy ("SENER") published in the Official Federal Gazette the requirements to acquire clean energy certificates, which will go into...
|Supreme Court of Texas Reverses Course, To Hear Gas Compression Cost Case|
Scott W. Cowan, Kyle R. Kreshover, Omar Samji, Jeffrey A. Schlegel, William P.M. Schwind; Jones Day;
April 6, 2015, previously published on February 2015Last week, the Texas Supreme Court agreed to review the appellate ruling in Kachina Pipeline Co. Inc. v. Lillis, No. 13-0596-CV (Tex. 2015). The central issue for the Court is whether Kachina Pipeline Company Inc., a natural gas transportation company, is entitled to summary judgment on the claim...
|High Court Says Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Decisions Can Have Preclusive Effect|
John G. Froemming, Rachel A. Geist, Anna E. Raimer, Meredith M. Wilkes, Michael A. Zadd; Jones Day;
March 30, 2015, previously published on March 2015On March 24, 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc., holding that "a court should give preclusive effect to [Trademark Trial and Appeal Board] decisions if the ordinary elements of issue preclusion are met." 575 U.S....
|Mexico's New Electricity Market Guidelines|
José A. Estandía, Mauricio E. Llamas C., William P.M. Schwind, Arturo de la Parra R.; Jones Day;
March 27, 2015, previously published on March 2015On February 24, 2015, the Mexican Ministry of Energy submitted, to the Federal Commission for Regulatory Improvement (Comisión Federal de Mejora Regulatoria, "COFEMER"), draft Guidelines (the "Guidelines") to be implemented for Mexico's electricity market. The draft...