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|Mine Operators Face Conundrum over MSHA’s RFI on Diesel Exhaust|
Tressi L. Cordaro; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
July 22, 2016, previously published on July 5, 2016The mining industry faces a conundrum over the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s Request for Information (RFI) for industry data and experiences accumulated by underground mine operators over the past 15 years. MSHA’s diesel particulate matter (DPM) rules require operators to...
|Alberta Announces Bill 20 - The Climate Leadership Implementation Act|
Thomas W. McInerney, Duncan M. McPherson, L. Alan Rautenberg; Bennett Jones LLP;
July 21, 2016, previously published on May 26, 2016On May 24, 2016 the Alberta government introduced Bill 20 - Climate Leadership Implementation Act (the CLIA). The CLIA establishes the legislative framework for Alberta's new carbon tax (referred to in the CLIA as the carbon levy). While many details are still to come in regulations that have not...
|Rejecting the Aspire Court Decision, the CFTC Proposes a ‘Private Right of Action’ Amendment to RTO-ISO Order|
Harris L. Kay, Gregory K. Lawrence; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
June 7, 2016, previously published on May 18, 2016On March 28, 2013, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued an Order (the RTO-ISO Order), which exempted certain electric energy transactions conducted in particular regional transmission organizations (RTOs) and independent system operators (ISOs) from the Commodity Exchange Act...
|Trouble Down the Pipeline? What Sabine Oil & Gas Corp. May Mean For The Midstream Service Sector|
James P. Roberts; Burr & Forman LLP;
June 7, 2016, previously published on May 2016Recently, the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York issued an opinion in In re Sabine Oil & Gas Corp.1 that permitted the debtor, Sabine Oil & Gas Corporation (“Sabine”) to reject certain gathering and condensation agreements as executory contracts under 11...
|Shale Energy Continues Steady Growth in Ohio|
Beth I. Gillin; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
May 16, 2016, previously published on March 7, 2016Good news for the shale industry in Ohio.
|Steelworkers Reverse Course and Withdraw Request for Import Relief on Aluminum|
Mark D. Herlach, Allison E. Speaker; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
April 27, 2016, previously published on April 25, 2016In an unusual change of course, the United Steelworkers Union (USW) has now withdrawn the Section 201 petition it filed just last week to request temporary relief against imports of primary unwrought aluminum. According to various sources, the USW petition faced opposition from the U.S. and...
|DOJ Oilfield Indictment Should Encourage Caution and Compliance, Not Overreaction|
Kathryn M. Fenton, J. Bruce McDonald, Ryan C. Thomas; Jones Day;
April 4, 2016, previously published on March 2016Last week a federal grand jury indicted Aubrey McClendon, the high-profile former CEO of a major oil and gas company, for alleged bid rigging in the acquisition of natural gas leases. This news and the events that followed leave no one in the oil patch feeling comfortable, in an industry already...
|British Columbia Supreme Court Decides that the Province Cannot Abdicate its Authority|
Andrew Pozzobon, Alan L. Ross; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
March 21, 2016, previously published on March 11, 2016Recently the British Columbia Supreme Court (“Court”) released its reasons for judgment in Coastal First Nations v. British Columbia (Environment), 2016 BCSC 34. The BC Environmental Assessment Office (the "EAO") had entered into an equivalency agreement (the...
|Federal Safety Agencies Issue Hazard Alert on Manual Tank Gauging in Oil and Gas Industries|
Erik M. Dullea; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
March 17, 2016, previously published on March 8, 2016Two government health and safety agencies have joined forces to produce a new hazard alert on the danger facing oil and gas industry workers who manually gauge or sample fluids on production and flowback tanks.
|The Oil and Natural Gas Industry: The Impacts and Uncertainty Continue|
W. Eric Gadd; Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC;
March 7, 2016, previously published on March 1, 2016By now we’ve all seen the headlines: “Oil crashes below $27 a barrel,” “Oil prices likely to remain low 3-5 years” and “U.S. oil bankruptcies spike 379%.” At first, these headlines seemed a little “distant” to me. It seemed unlikely that my...