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HTMLCollaborative Action Results in Adoption of Strict New Colorado Air Quality Rules, While Local Groups Want Further Restrictions on Oil and Gas Activities
Todd J. Guerrero, Christopher S. Heroux, Thomas W. Snyder; Kutak Rock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 11, 2014, previously published on March 6, 2014
On February 23, 2014, the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission adopted new point source emissions rules seeking to reduce the release of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and methane from oil and gas operations. The new rules are among the strictest in the country and are the first to regulate...

 

HTMLTax Reform Proposal Has Significant Impact on Employee Benefit Plans
Peter C. Langdon, Juliana Reno, John E. Schembari, Diane Stewart-Ferro, Michelle M. Ueding; Kutak Rock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 5, 2014, previously published on February 28, 2014
On Wednesday the Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, Representative Dave Camp (R-MI) released a draft tax reform plan called — the Tax Reform Act of 2014.

 

HTMLHealth Care Reform: Final Regulations on Employer Shared Responsibility Provisions—Transitional Relief
Kutak Rock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2014, previously published on February 20, 2014
Last week, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Treasury Department issued final regulations (Final Regulations) relating to the Employer Shared Responsibility provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Employer Shared Responsibility provisions require applicable large employers to...

 

HTMLRecovering a Preference From a Fully Secured Creditor
Bruce A. Wilson; Kutak Rock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
January 13, 2014, previously published on January 8, 2014
In an interesting decision recently entered by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of California, the bankruptcy court held that pre-petition payments made to a fully secured senior lender which benefitted a partially secured junior lender could constitute preferential...

 

HTMLNasdaq’s Revised Compensation Committee Independence Rules
Daniel L. Heard; Kutak Rock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 19, 2013, previously published on December 13, 2013
As you may recall, Nasdaq adopted a two-pronged compensation committee independence test in January as mandated by Dodd-Frank. The first, or compensation, prong is a bright-line rule that precludes a board’s determination of compensation committee independence for any director who accepts...

 

HTMLThree Colorado Cities Adopt Bans on Hydraulic Fracturing
Todd J. Guerrero, Christopher S. Heroux; Kutak Rock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 19, 2013, previously published on November 14, 2013
Voters in three Colorado municipalities have adopted new bans on oil and gas hydraulic fracturing operations, raising the stakes for the upcoming legislative session and for pending lawsuits challenging fracing bans previously adopted by another Colorado municipality.

 

HTMLSolar Developer Sues California Public Utilities Commission
Todd J. Guerrero, Christopher S. Heroux; Kutak Rock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 18, 2013, previously published on November 14, 2013
Winding Creek Solar, a California solar developer, recently filed suit in federal court in California, claiming that the California Public Utilities Commission's (CPUC) fixed price for energy from small renewable energy developers violates the federal Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978...

 

HTMLRocky Mountain Farmers Union
Todd J. Guerrero; Kutak Rock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 7, 2013, previously published on October 28, 2013
In Rocky Mountain Farmers Union v. Cory, the United States Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, reversed part of the lower district court’s decision that California’s Fuel Standard ethanol provisions violates the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

 

HTMLUtility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA
Christopher S. Heroux; Kutak Rock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 7, 2013, previously published on October 28, 2013
In 2010 the EPA adopted rules under the Clean Air Act for the first time regulating releases of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases (GHG) from stationary sources including oil and gas facilities. Several legal challenges were filed against the GHG rules resulting in a number of circuit court...

 

HTMLNorth Dakota v. Minnesota
Todd J. Guerrero; Kutak Rock LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 7, 2013, previously published on October 28, 2013
The second GHG case of recent note involves North Dakota’s lawsuit against Minnesota, a hearing on which was held October 17, 2013 in federal court in Minneapolis.

 


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