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Van Ness Feldman is pleased to announce that over half of the firm’s partners have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019.

On September 21, 2018, the Trump Administration released a National Cybersecurity Strategy, to define its national cybersecurity policy and implement efforts to streamline responsibilities for...

On September 26, 2018, the National Science Foundation published a Request for Information (RFI), seeking public input as the federal government contemplates updates to the 2016 “National Artificial...

Partner TC Richmond has joined the Board of the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition, a nonprofit organization that leverages the voices of a large and diverse group of allied interests...
Voters came out in record numbers for the midterm and elected a divided government; Democrats won the majority of seats in the House of Representatives, and Republicans won a larger majority...
Van Ness Feldman ranked "Best Law Firm in the US" in fourteen areas of practice, with six areas receiving National Tier 1 honors, by US News & World Report.
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.
On October 18, 2018 the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") approved three (3) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Reliability Standards including a long awaited supply chain risk...
On October 23, 2018, President Trump signed into law the America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (AWIA), S. 3021, a comprehensive water resources bill that includes provisions specifically...
On October 16, 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) issued a landmark order (Order) setting forth a new methodology for: (i) determining whether an existing return...
On October 16, 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a landmark order setting forth a new methodology for (i) determining whether an existing return on equity (ROE) has...
On September 10, 2018, the United States Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) issued Engineering Circular (EC) 1165-2-220, Policy and Procedural Guidance for Processing Requests to Alter U.S. Army...
Autonomous vehicles (AVs) and autonomous driving systems (ADS) stand to revolutionize human mobility, urban planning, and energy policy. Recognizing the inherent promise of this exciting...
On September 28, 2018, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement ("BSEE"), an agency of the U.S. Department of the Interior ("DOI"), released a final rule amending its oil and gas...
Van Ness Feldman is proud to announce the addition of eight lateral attorneys from Hunsucker Goodstein who recently joined our environmental, litigation, and Native affairs practices. As part of...

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Voters came out in record numbers for the midterm and elected a divided government; Democrats won the majority of seats in the House of Representatives, and Republicans won a larger majority...
On October 18, 2018 the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") approved three (3) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Reliability Standards including a long awaited supply chain risk...
On October 23, 2018, President Trump signed into law the America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 (AWIA), S. 3021, a comprehensive water resources bill that includes provisions specifically...
On October 16, 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) issued a landmark order (Order) setting forth a new methodology for: (i) determining whether an existing return...
On October 16, 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a landmark order setting forth a new methodology for (i) determining whether an existing return on equity (ROE) has...
On September 10, 2018, the United States Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) issued Engineering Circular (EC) 1165-2-220, Policy and Procedural Guidance for Processing Requests to Alter U.S. Army...

Updates

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.
PHMSA and FERC tout new MOU to improve agency coordination on the review of LNG facilities. PHMSA Rulemakings Update. PHMSA announces 2018 pipeline safety and hazardous materials grants. ...
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.
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...
PHMSA requests comments on alternative safety measures in response to class location changes. PHMSA and FERC execute Memorandum of Understanding to improve the processing of LNG facility...
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

Partner TC Richmond has joined the Board of the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition, a nonprofit organization that leverages the voices of a large and diverse group of allied interests...
Van Ness Feldman ranked "Best Law Firm in the US" in fourteen areas of practice, with six areas receiving National Tier 1 honors, by US News & World Report.
Van Ness Feldman is proud to announce the addition of eight lateral attorneys from Hunsucker Goodstein who recently joined our environmental, litigation, and Native affairs practices. As part of...
Michael Goodstein Argues for Hopi Tribe before Arizona Supreme Court
Van Ness Feldman is pleased to announce that this year thirty-two lawyers from the firm have been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America.
Van Ness Feldman was named one of the Best Law Firms of its size for Minority Attorneys in a recent survey conducted by Law360.

Events

Dan Press will be a featured speaker at the annual National TERO Convention in Cherokee, North Carolina.
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.
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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