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HTMLEnvironmental Compliance Costs Rise above $6 Billion
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2016, previously published on July 12, 2016
The Energy Information Administration reports that power plant operators nationwide have spent at least $6.1 billion to comply with new environmental regulations, including the Mercury and Air Toxics Standard. Operators have also retired 20 gigawatts of coal generation capacity during the period...

 

HTMLEU-U.S. Privacy Shield Adopted
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2016, previously published on July 12, 2016
The European Commission has adopted the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield data transfer procedure, which replaces the safe harbor arrangement that was struck down by the European Court of Justice in October 2015. The Privacy Shield provides for additional protection of personal data, including dispute...

 

HTMLAppellate Court Upholds FERC Ruling Regarding “Right of First Refusal”
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2016, previously published on July 8, 2016
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upheld a rule preventing utilities from relying on a “right of first refusal” for transmission projects in Southwest Power Pool’s region, opening up competitive bidding. Oklahoma Gas & Electric Co. and other utilities sued the...

 

HTMLFederal Appellate Court Overturns Minnesota Law Restricting Imported Power
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2016, previously published on July 8, 2016
The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a decision finding that a Minnesota law that prohibited sales of coal-based generation into a regional market violated federal statutes and interfered with interstate commerce. Basin Electric Power Cooperative and Minnkota Power Cooperative argued that...

 

HTMLAnother Federal Agency Probing Tesla Crash
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 14, 2016, previously published on July 11, 2016
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has assigned a team of investigators to look into the May 7 fatal crash in Willliston, Florida, involving a Tesla vehicle operating in Autopilot mode. Notably, the NTSB normally investigates accidents involving trains, planes, buses, and ships. The...

 

HTMLWashington ALJ Rules Out-of-State Insurance Provider's Marketing Subject to Business & Occupation Tax as Other Services
Jonathan A. Feldman, Alla Raykin; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 8, 2016, previously published on July 7, 2016
An administrative law judge (ALJ) held that a taxpayer’s activities in Washington were not selling, soliciting or negotiating insurance in the state, but rather marketing other in-state insurance companies’ products and receiving commissions from those marketing materials. Accordingly,...

 

HTMLSabine Pass LNG Cargo Shipped to Spain
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 8, 2016, previously published on July 5, 2016
Platts reports that a cargo of LNG has left Cheniere Energy’s Sabine Pass LNG terminal in Cameron Parish, La., and is headed to Spain. This is the second shipment of U.S. LNG to Europe, where the LNG will compete with Algerian pipeline gas supplies in Spain and Portugal. According to the...

 

HTMLCompact, But No Contract: Minnesota Supreme Court Holds Compact Did Not Create Binding Contractual Obligation
Amy F. Nogid, Hanish S. Patel; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 8, 2016, previously published on July 6, 2016
The Minnesota Supreme Court held that Minnesota’s adoption of the Multistate Tax Compact (Compact) did not create a binding contractual obligation and, as a result, the state’s subsequent repeal of the Compact’s alternative apportionment election provision was not prohibited as...

 

HTMLD.C. Circuit Questions FERC’s Policy Statement on Income Tax Allowances
Paul F. Forshay, Meghan R. Gruebner, Allison E. Speaker, Michael A. Stosser; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 8, 2016, previously published on July 6, 2016
On July 1, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued its opinion in United Airlines, Inc., et al. v. FERC. This oil pipeline rate case appeal involves SFPP, L.P., a pipeline organized as a limited partnership. In its ruling, the court rejects application of the Federal...

 

HTMLKit Carson and Tri-State Announce Split
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 8, 2016, previously published on July 6, 2016
Kit Carson Electric Cooperative (Kit Carson) and Tri-State Generation & Transmission Association (Tri-State) jointly announced that they have reached an agreement that will sever ties between the two organizations and will terminate a wholesale electric service contract. Kit Carson has been a...

 


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