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For the seventh year in a row, The Legal 500 United States 2018, recognized Van Ness Feldman as a national leader in Energy Regulatory law.  The firm is one of only two, “Top Tier” Energy Regulatory...

Northwest Land Matters provides insights and discussion on the latest developments, industry news, and legislation affecting the land use, real estate, and environmental industries in the...

Despite some uncertainty of when talks with North Korea will take place, there is a flurry of activity in Washington surrounding the expansion of relations... 

The Transportation Security Administration (“TSA”) has released a newly updated version of its “Pipeline Security Guidelines” (“Guidelines”) which outlines the measures that should be taken to...

PHMSA Rulemakings Update. PHMSA will provide advance public notice of enforcement hearings. PHMSA requests comments on revised hazardous liquid annual report form. The Voluntary...
On July 12, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Army issued a supplemental notice seeking additional comment on their 2017 proposal to repeal the definition of...
Van Ness Feldman was named one of the Best Law Firms of its size for Minority Attorneys in a recent survey conducted by Law360.
Van Ness Feldman is home to the premier hydropower law practice in the United States and to one of the largest and most experienced teams of hydropower attorneys available.
Bob Szabo Details Van Ness Feldman's Efforts to Help Expedite Permitting to Save Louisiana's Disappearing Coastline.
GAO recommends that PHMSA develop a workforce plan to facilitate effective use of federal and state resources for inspecting interstate pipelines. DOT Inspector General recommends that PHMSA...
For the first time in over three decades, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) has begun the process of revising its procedural regulations on federal agency implementation of the National...
Van Ness Feldman, Beveridge & Diamond, and NAWL's Environmental & Energy Practice Area Affinity Group cordially invite you to a breakfast program: Environmental Review and Permitting Reform for...
Van Ness Feldman's summer associates where in attendance for Lambda Legal's Power of the Party event, celebrating the legal organizations first year in Washington, DC.
Northwest Land Matters provides insights and discussion on the latest developments, industry news, and legislation affecting the land use, real estate, and environmental industries in the...
For more than a decade, the Federal Emergency Management Agency ("FEMA") has been in a dispute with several environmental groups and unable to reach agreement with the National Marine Fisheries...
Under Washington State's Non-User Statute, public rights-of-way that have never been "opened" may be subject to a "statutory vacation," meaning the right-of-way is extinguished and the...

Alerts

On July 12, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Army issued a supplemental notice seeking additional comment on their 2017 proposal to repeal the definition of...
For the first time in over three decades, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) has begun the process of revising its procedural regulations on federal agency implementation of the National...
For more than a decade, the Federal Emergency Management Agency ("FEMA") has been in a dispute with several environmental groups and unable to reach agreement with the National Marine Fisheries...
Under Washington State's Non-User Statute, public rights-of-way that have never been "opened" may be subject to a "statutory vacation," meaning the right-of-way is extinguished and the...
The Transportation Security Administration ("TSA") has released a newly updated version of its "Pipeline Security Guidelines" ("Guidelines") which outlines the measures that should be taken to...
On March 6, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (D.C. Circuit or Court) issued an unsigned per curiam opinion, revising its July 2017 decision which struck down...

Updates

PHMSA Rulemakings Update. PHMSA will provide advance public notice of enforcement hearings. PHMSA requests comments on revised hazardous liquid annual report form. The Voluntary...
Van Ness Feldman is home to the premier hydropower law practice in the United States and to one of the largest and most experienced teams of hydropower attorneys available.
GAO recommends that PHMSA develop a workforce plan to facilitate effective use of federal and state resources for inspecting interstate pipelines. DOT Inspector General recommends that PHMSA...
Northwest Land Matters provides insights and discussion on the latest developments, industry news, and legislation affecting the land use, real estate, and environmental industries in the...
Despite some uncertainty of when talks with North Korea will take place, there is a flurry of activity in Washington surrounding the expansion of relations with North Korea and the withdrawal...
Van Ness Feldman is home to the premier hydropower law practice in the United States and to one of the largest and most experienced teams of hydropower attorneys available.
Bob Szabo Details Van Ness Feldman's Efforts to Help Expedite Permitting to Save Louisiana's Disappearing Coastline.
Mike Swiger and Sharon White have authored a chapter in the forthcoming Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the United States.
This article focuses primarily on the role of the federal government through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps). It also summarizes...
Van Ness Feldman partner Kyle Danish has co-authored a commentary on these issues with Sarah Ladislaw of the Center for Strategic and International Studies and John Larsen of the Rhodium Group.
Jordan Smith Examines the Role of the Endangered Species Act in Today's Society.
Hunter Cox examines Native American sovereignty issues in the latest American Indian Law Journal.
Van Ness Feldman partners Bob Christin, Paul Korman, and Michael Pincus were published in the most recent edition of the Energy Law Journal.
Van Ness Feldman's Chuck Sensiba and Sharon White discuss new opportunities for hydropower development under FERC and the current administration.

News

Van Ness Feldman was named one of the Best Law Firms of its size for Minority Attorneys in a recent survey conducted by Law360.
Van Ness Feldman's summer associates where in attendance for Lambda Legal's Power of the Party event, celebrating the legal organizations first year in Washington, DC.
For the seventh year in a row, The Legal 500 United States 2018, recognized Van Ness Feldman as a national leader in Energy Regulatory law.
Van Ness Feldman was named one of the Best Law Firms of its size for Female Attorneys today by Law360's Glass Ceiling Report.
Van Ness Feldman LLP is pleased to announce that Jason Larrabee, former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks at the Department of the Interior, has joined the...
Van Ness Feldman is pleased to announce that Melinda L. Meade Meyers has joined the firm's Public Lands and Native Affairs practices. Ms. Meade Meyers brings nearly a decade of experience...

Events

Van Ness Feldman, Beveridge & Diamond, and NAWL's Environmental & Energy Practice Area Affinity Group cordially invite you to a breakfast program: Environmental Review and Permitting Reform for...
For the sixth year, Arizona State University's Sandra Day O'Connor School or Law will host its conference on the Governance of Emerging Technologies & Science ("GETS"). GETS brings together...
Mike Farber will be a featured speaker at ELI's Infrastructure Review and Permitting Conference.
Van Ness Feldman's Kyle Danish is speaking on a panel that examines energy and environmental policy issues, including the recently passed tax credit for carbon capture and storage, the expansion...
Michael Pincus and Maranda Compton will be featured presenters at the Midstream Oil & Gas from the Upstream Prospective program, sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.
The Federal Offshore Oil & Gas Leasing and Development short course is a three-day intensive program focusing on the legal authorities governing the offshore oil & gas industry. Led by...
This Notice solicits applications for allocations of the available amount of national bond volume limitation authority (volume cap) for tribal economic development bonds (Tribal Economic...
The AID Demonstration provides funding as an incentive for eligible entities to accelerate the implementation and adoption of innovation in highway transportation. The FHWA will provide AID...
The Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) and Research Opportunity Awards (ROA) funding opportunities support research by faculty members at predominantly undergraduate institutions...
The Defense Logistics Agency- Energy will accept offers for the annual delivery of a minimum of 250 GWh of renewable energy and all associated Environmental Attributes consisting of a...
The Government plans to enter into a long term Renewable Energy Supply Agreement (RESA) whereby an Contractor agrees to finance, design, install, operate and maintain a renewable power...
DLA Energy will request competitive proposals for the purchase and delivery of the off-site renewable energy for a 20 year period to Philadelphia Depot Mechanicsburg, Naval Support Activity...
Provides guaranteed loan financing and grant funding to agricultural producers and rural small businesses to purchase or install renewable energy systems or make energy efficiency...
The purpose of the PPA is to provide power by Photovoltaic (PV) generation systems that are developed, constructed, operated, maintained, owned, and financed by a private entity at Joint Base...
On August 24, 2015, President Obama announced two actions being undertaken by the Department of Energy Loan Program Office to support distributed energy projects.  These actions do not provide...
The Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP) provides awards to Tribal Colleges and Universities, Alaska Native-serving institutions, and Native Hawaiian-serving institutions to promote...
This FOA supports the establishment of a Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute on Modular Chemical Process Intensification. Modular chemical process intensification represents an...
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) anticipates soliciting bids and subsequently awarding a single, Firm-Fixed-Price contract for the Memphis Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Plant project at...

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