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HTMLSierra Club Continues Fight Against LNG Exports: Files Protest Against Golden Pass LNG Export Project
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 19, 2014, previously published on August 12, 2014
Sierra Club continued to its voice opposition to exports of LNG by filing a protest with FERC against the proposed Golden Pass LNG export terminal near Sabine Pass, Texas. As in several previous protests against LNG export terminal projects which FERC found unpersuasive, Sierra Club argued, among...

 

HTMLGeorgia Coop Takes Out Ad Against EPA Rule
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 19, 2014, previously published on August 14, 2014
Oglethorpe Power was among a group of power companies that took out a full-page advertisement in the Atlanta Journal Constitution in opposition to the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule curbing carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. The ad ran on August 10 and...

 

HTMLProposed Regulatory Changes Spark Concerns for New Mexico Coop
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 19, 2014, previously published on August 14, 2014
Jemez Mountain Electrical Coop is concerned about proposed changes to the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) regulations. BIA states that the revised regulations would update and streamline the process of obtaining rights-of-way on Native American land, but Jemez Mountain believes the modified process...

 

HTMLDOE Adopts Revised Procedures for Reviewing Applications to Export LNG to Non-FTA Nations
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 19, 2014, previously published on August 14, 2014
In a notice submitted for publication in the Federal Register tomorrow (Friday), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that it has adopted its proposal to suspend its practice of issuing conditional decisions on applications to export LNG from the lower-48 states to nations without a Free...

 

HTMLUtility Officials Claim New EPA Rule May Cause Shutdown of Arkansas Power Plants
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 19, 2014, previously published on August 13, 2014
Utility officials from Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC) and Entergy Arkansas told an Arkansas legislative panel that the new EPA carbon emissions rule could cause the shutdown of at least two power plants in the state. After hearing the testimony of the officials, the House and...

 

HTMLCalifornia's "Doing Business" Standard Requires Neither Any "Doing" Nor Any "Business" in California
Stephen A. Burroughs, Pilar Mata; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 19, 2014, previously published on August 13, 2014
The California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) issued a legal ruling determining that it will attribute the business activities of a multiple-member limited liability company classified as a partnership for tax purposes (LLC) to its members when determining whether such members are “doing...

 

HTMLRailroad Worker’s Retaliation Claims For Refusing To Fabricate Safety Violations Proceed To Jury
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 19, 2014, previously published on August 13, 2014
The anti-retaliation provisions of the Federal Railroad Safety Act are fairly recent additions to the statute and contain, on their face, a lighter causation standard than other employment retaliation statutes. They provide that a “railroad carrier ... may not discharge, demote, suspend,...

 

HTMLJudge Rules County Zoning Exemptions Granted for Cove Point LNG Terminal Are Invalid
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 19, 2014, previously published on August 13, 2014
The Associated Press (AP) and Southern Maryland News (SoMdNews) report that a judge has ruled that zoning exemptions granted by Calvert County Commissioners for the Dominion Cove Point LNG terminal are invalid. According to the SoMdNews report, Judge James Salmon ruled that “the exemptions...

 

HTMLBNSF Railway to Increase Coal Shipments to Dairyland Facility
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 19, 2014, previously published on August 13, 2014
BNSF Railway has pledged to increase shipments of coal to the Genoa facility of Dairyland Power Cooperative. Dairyland is confident that the increased shipments will allow its Genoa facility to continue operating through the winter. The increase is due to pressure from the federal Surface...

 

HTMLMulti-Million Dollar Settlements Prompt Record Filing of TCPA Lawsuits
Wilson G. Barmeyer, Thomas M. Byrne, Ellen M. Dunn, Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy, Lewis S. Wiener; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
August 18, 2014, previously published on August 12, 2014
High-dollar settlements of class actions filed under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act appear to have prompted the filing of a record number of new TCPA cases in federal courts nationwide. In the largest TCPA settlement announced to date, on July 29, 2014, a federal court in Illinois...

 


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