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Adobe PDFMain Issues in Connection with the Amendments Proposed to the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act
Ian Coles; Mayer Brown International LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 5, 2014, previously published on November 2014
A recent tendency of resource-rich African countries is to favour a more balanced distribution of the benefits produced by the extractive industry between the State and the private parties holding the relevant titles. In line with this objective, in December 2012 the South African government...

 

HTMLWind Turbines and Health Issues?
Adam Chamberlain; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 5, 2014, previously published on November 19, 2014
Health Canada, in collaboration with Statistics Canada, launched a multi-year study in July 2012 to explore the relationship between exposure to sound levels produced from wind turbines and the extent of health effects reported by, and objectively measured in, those living near wind turbines (the...

 

HTMLFlorida’s Land and Water Legacy Proposed Constitutional Amendment
Maribel N. Nicholson-Choice; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on October 24, 2014
Florida’s Water and Land Legacy was founded in July 2012 by approximately thirteen environmental groups, including 1000 Friends of Florida, the Sierra Club and Audubon Florida, who with the support primarily of other environmental groups, citizens and civic organizations gathered sufficient...

 

HTMLDOE Issues Finding of No Significant Impact for Cove Point LNG Exports
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 10, 2014
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact related to the effect on the human environment resulting from LNG exports from the proposed Dominion Cove Point LNG (DCP) terminal in Lusby, Md. The Finding states that based on (1) FERC’s environmental...

 

HTMLNorth Dakota Coop Plans Large Increase in Wind Power
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 7, 2014
Basin Electric Power Cooperative says that it will double the power it derives from wind energy by 2016. Basin is expecting its load to grow by more than 1,883 megawatts by 2035. Currently, the coop has 712.7 megawatts of wind generation. Basin plans to purchase power from other generators to...

 

HTMLGulf LNG Energy Files Draft Resource Reports for LNG Export Terminal
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 10, 2014
Gulf LNG Energy filed draft resource reports with FERC for the pre-filing environmental review of its proposal to add liquefaction and LNG export facilities at its existing LNG import terminal at the Port of Pascagoula, Miss. The resource reports can be found on eLibrary by searching Docket No....

 

HTMLSMECO Completes Reliability Upgrades
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 13, 2014
Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) recently completed a line upgrade project to boost reliability, which included running a line under the Patuxent River. Click here for a Nov. 25, 2013 Sutherland posting concerning this subject.

 

HTMLEbola Concerns Make Reviewing OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard Worthwhile
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 10, 2014
All employers should take proactive steps to ensure compliance with OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens standard (29 C.F.R. 1910.1030) given it covers exposure to the Ebola virus. The Ebola virus is among the subset of diseases to which this standard applies, as it is transmitted by blood or other...

 

HTMLTCEQ Becomes Sole Permitting Authority for Greenhouse Gases in Texas
Patricia M. Rosendahl; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 13, 2014
Previously, permitting for emissions in Texas had followed a two-step system in which the TCEQ issued PSD permits for traditional pollutants, and the EPA issued PSD permits for greenhouse-gas emissions. Industry groups had found the two-step emission application process to be inefficient,...

 

HTMLCoops React to Rare Bird’s Status as a Threatened Species
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
November 28, 2014, previously published on November 21, 2014
Some electric cooperatives are unhappy about the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to list the Gunnison sage-grouse as a threatened species, which entitles the rare bird to protection under the Endangered Species Act. The ground-dwelling bird resides in southwestern Colorado and...

 


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