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HTMLFERC Provides Status Update for Proposed Elba Island LNG Export Project
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 8, 2014, previously published on August 4, 2014
FERC has released a status report on its review of Elba Island Liquefaction’s application to construct the proposed Elba Island LNG export terminal near Savannah, Ga. The report indicates FERC is currently analyzing data and preparing an environmental assessment for the project, which will...

 

HTMLElectric Coops Speak Out Against EPA’s Proposed Carbon Emissions Rule
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 8, 2014, previously published on August 6, 2014
Representatives from dozens of electric cooperatives from around the country spoke at public hearings conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week in Atlanta, Denver, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. The general consensus was that the proposed EPA carbon emissions...

 

HTMLNRECA-Backed Endangered Species Bill Passed by House
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 8, 2014, previously published on August 4, 2014
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill entitled the 21st Century Endangered Species Transparency Act requiring more transparency in certain matters of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The bill would require, among other things, the public release of certain information, including the...

 

HTMLDOE Authorizes LNG Exports to Non-FTA Nations from Proposed Oregon LNG Terminal
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 8, 2014, previously published on August 1, 2014
Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued an order conditionally approving the export of up to 1.25 Bcf/day of LNG (LNG) over 20 years from the proposed Oregon LNG Terminal in Warrenton, Ore. to nations without a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States. The approval is...

 

HTMLSecond Circuit Finds State Insurance Laws Prohibiting Insurer From Seeking Reimbursement For Medical Benefits Paid In Tort Settlements Not Preempted By ERISA
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 8, 2014, previously published on August 4, 2014
The Second Circuit held that ERISA does not preempt claims against defendant-insurers under a New York state law prohibiting insurers from seeking reimbursement of medical benefits paid in tort settlements. The opinion reversed the district court’s ruling and resulted in the revival of a New...

 

HTMLPivotal LNG Requests One-Time Authority to Transport LNG to Puerto Rico
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 8, 2014, previously published on August 4, 2014
Pending FERC action on Pivotal LNG’s petition for declaratory order (PDO) regarding LNG transportation on an expedited based, Pivotal has requested a one-time authorization from FERC by August 7, 2014 to sell approximately 30,000 gallons of LNG via ISO containers starting August 11, 2014, for...

 

HTMLFERC to Prepare EIS for Gulf LNG Export Terminal Project
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 8, 2014, previously published on August 1, 2014
FERC has issued a notice of its intent to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the proposed Gulf LNG export terminal project at the Port of Pascagoula, Miss. and interconnected pipeline. Comments on the scope of FERC’s environmental review are due September 1, 2014. FERC...

 

HTMLHouse Passes Bill to Make Bonus Depreciation Permanent
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 8, 2014, previously published on August 5, 2014
On July 11, 2014, the House of Representatives passed a bill to renew bonus depreciation and to make the provision permanent. Bonus depreciation is one of several expired provisions that House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) has made sought to make permanent.

 

HTMLEighth Circuit Emphasizes 60-Day Period To Seek Judicial Review Of OSHA Citations Is Strict Deadline
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 31, 2014, previously published on July 29, 2014
The Occupational Safety and Health Act permits an employer to challenge a citation issued by the Secretary of Labor before the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. When this is done, the Review Commission appoints an ALJ to hear the grievance and issue a decision. That ALJ decision...

 

HTMLB.C. Oil and Gas Commission Updates LNG Facility Regulations
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Legal Alert/Article
July 31, 2014, previously published on July 29, 2014
The British Columbia Oil and Gas Commission announced that it has enacted the new Liquefied Natural Gas Facility Regulation (LNGFR) under the authority of Section 111(2) of the Oil and Gas Activities Act. The announcement states that the LNGFR updates current regulations and is “designed to...

 


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