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|Issues in Relation to Mining Projects in Burkina Faso|
Sarai Jacob, Rachel Speight; Mayer Brown International LLP;
September 30, 2014, previously published on September 30, 2014Burkina Faso has been ranked by the Fraser Institute as one of the top five most attractive African countries for mining investment.
|Canada Announces New Economic Sanctions Against Russia|
John W. Boscariol; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
September 26, 2014, previously published on September 17, 2014Today, Canada published a number of changes to its sanctions measures against Russia, which include asset freezes and travel bans against certain officials in the Russian Armed Forces and restrictions on dealing with additional Russian arms manufacturers and one financial institution. The measures...
|Florida Commission on Hurricane Loss Projection Methodology Committee to Discuss Development of Flood Standards at September 30 Meeting|
Colodny Fass Talenfeld Karlinsky Abate Webb P.A.;
September 26, 2014, previously published on September 23, 2014The Florida Commission on Hurricane Loss Projection Methodology ("FCHLPM") Acceptability Process Committee ("Committee") will meet on September 30, 2014 in Tallahassee on the process and timeline for development of standards and guidelines relating to projected personal lines...
|Governor Signs New Laws Amending California's Urban Water Management Planning Act|
Best Best Krieger LLP;
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 24, 2014Under new amendments to California’s Urban Water Management Planning Act, urban water suppliers will be required to provide narrative descriptions of their water demand management measures and account for system water losses when preparing Urban Water Management Plans, among other changes....
|As World Leaders Gather at the UN Climate Summit, the Aviation Sector Could Provide a Template for International Climate Progress|
John P. Schmitz, Martina Simpkins; Bingham McCutchen LLP;
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 23, 2014More than 120 heads of state, including President Barack Obama, gathered for the Climate Summit hosted by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in New York City on September 23. Financial pledges to the Green Climate Fund and statements regarding the leaders’ commitments to reach agreement on a...
|GAO Releases Report On Oil & Gas Transportation Infrastructure Including Safety Risks|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 23, 2014Yesterday, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on its review of U.S. oil and gas transportation infrastructure issues. Specifically, the report examines the overall challenges that increased domestic oil and gas production may pose for transportation infrastructure, as well...
|Alaskan LNG Delegation Travels to Asian Nations|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
September 25, 2014, previously published on September 17, 2014Alaska Dispatch News reports that Alaskan state officials and executives from BP, one of the sponsors of the Alaska LNG Project, recently traveled to Japan, China and South Korea to meet with utilities and others that may be involved in purchasing LNG supplies from the project. The report states...
|Canadian Securities Regulators Reach Consensus on More Target-Friendly Take-Over Bid Legislation|
Ralph Shay; Dentons Canada LLP;
September 23, 2014, previously published on September 18, 2014The Canadian Securities Administrators (“CSA”) have announced that they intend to publish a new proposal for changes to the regulation of take-over bids, replacing the two alternative proposals published for comment in March 2013. One of the previous proposals put forward by the entire...
|New Law Requires Cities and Counties to Expedite Their Permitting Processes for Small Residential Rooftop Solar Systems|
Sophie A. Akins, Kelsey R. Blegen; Best Best & Krieger LLP;
September 23, 2014, previously published on September 22, 2014A new law imposes requirements on cities and counties regarding permitting for small residential rooftop solar energy systems. Under AB 2188, signed Sunday by Gov. Jerry Brown, cities and counties must adopt ordinances, or amend their current ordinances, to create expedited, streamlined permitting...
|Mexico's New Regulatory Framework for Oil and Gas|
José Estandía, Mauricio E. Llamas C., William P.M. Schwind, Arturo de la Parra R.; Jones Day;
September 23, 2014, previously published on September 2014The following is the first chapter in a four-part Commentary discussing the groundbreaking reforms to Mexico's oil and gas sector. The Commentary chapters and their publication dates are as follows: