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On June 9, 2017, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement issued a direct final rule that extends the amount of time a lessee or operator is given to resume operations or to seek a...

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit recently issued orders in two similar proceedings in which interstate natural gas pipelines asked the court to order state or local...

Senator Mary Landrieu discusses lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina and what the citizens of Houston now face in Harvey’s recovery effort.

Van Ness Feldman received high praise in the newly released Chambers USA 2017 rankings with 17 attorneys recognized as "Leaders in Their Field."

he CSIS Energy & National Security Program and Van Ness Feldman are pleased to announce a conference on the history of vehicle efficiency standards and electricity regulation in honor of the...
On October 19, 2017, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a policy statement revising its longstanding policy on establishing the length of license terms for hydroelectric...
The City of Houston, Texas has hired former Senator Mary Landrieu and VNF Solutions to advise the City on the recovery and rebuilding process in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
Former Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA), appeared before a House Natural Resources Subcommittee panel on October 11, 2017 to testify in favor of offshore drilling revenue sharing amongst coastal...
The outlook for comprehensive tax reform legislation has changed dramatically. The release of the Unified Framework for Tax Reform, and a realistic path forward for an FY 2018 Budget Resolution...
Kyle Danish Quoted in New York Times Regarding Administration's Efforts to Rescind Obama-Era Environmental Regulations
Senate Committee Advances Legislation to Support the Development of Highly Automated Vehicles.
On September 29, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry sent a proposal in the form of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), exercising the...
FERC approved reliability standards on Balancing Authority Control (BAL-005-1) and Facility Interconnection Requirements (FAC-001-3) that clarify and consolidate existing requirements related to...
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 attorneys available.
White House nominates Howard "Skip" Elliott to be PHMSA Administrator. PHMSA Rulemakings Update. Voluntary Information-Sharing Working Group meets on November 29-30. PHMSA issues stays of...
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.

Alerts

On October 19, 2017, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued a policy statement revising its longstanding policy on establishing the length of license terms for hydroelectric...
The outlook for comprehensive tax reform legislation has changed dramatically. The release of the Unified Framework for Tax Reform, and a realistic path forward for an FY 2018 Budget Resolution...
Senate Committee Advances Legislation to Support the Development of Highly Automated Vehicles.
On September 29, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry sent a proposal in the form of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), exercising the...
Recent developments in automated vehicle technologies have generated great excitement from multiple segments of American society, including the automotive and trucking industries, federal...
Van Ness Feldman's Natural Disaster Recovery Team is already engaged in Congressional activity related to Hurricane Harvey. Our seasoned team actively participates in federal and state disaster...

Updates

FERC approved reliability standards on Balancing Authority Control (BAL-005-1) and Facility Interconnection Requirements (FAC-001-3) that clarify and consolidate existing requirements related to...
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 attorneys available.
White House nominates Howard "Skip" Elliott to be PHMSA Administrator. PHMSA Rulemakings Update. Voluntary Information-Sharing Working Group meets on November 29-30. PHMSA issues stays of...
FERC Requests Supplemental Comments on Energy Storage in Frequency Response Proceeding - August 18 - The Commission issued a request for supplemental comments related to whether and when...
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 attorneys available.
President's proposed FY 2018 Budget would reduce PHMSA funding. PHMSA Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee Meets June 6-7. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow introduce legislation addressing...
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.
On January 25, 2017, the Growth Management Hearings Board (GMHB) issued a decision overturning a Snohomish County sewer plan amendment, related to the ongoing controversy surrounding a proposed...
Van Ness Feldman's Chuck Sensiba and Sharon White discuss the EPA's Water Transfer Rule in a featured article in The Water Report.
John Buchovecky, Matt Love and Darsh Singh have authored an overview on geothermal regulations in the United States.
During a routine daily inspection on October 23, 2015, Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) employees discovered a gas leak at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility located in the...
David Yaffe Explores the Implications of Recent Supreme Court decisions and State Efforts to Address the Changing Electric Regulatory Landscape.
Michael Pincus explores the rise in legal challenges in relation to natural gas infrastructure development.
Mike Swiger, John Clements and Sharon White examine expedited trial-type hearings in relation to the hydroelectric licensing process.

News

The City of Houston, Texas has hired former Senator Mary Landrieu and VNF Solutions to advise the City on the recovery and rebuilding process in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
Former Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA), appeared before a House Natural Resources Subcommittee panel on October 11, 2017 to testify in favor of offshore drilling revenue sharing amongst coastal...
Kyle Danish Quoted in New York Times Regarding Administration's Efforts to Rescind Obama-Era Environmental Regulations
We are pleased to welcome Gwendolyn Keyes Fleming, former Environmental Protection Agency Chief of Staff, to Van Ness Feldman. Ms. Fleming brings over twenty years of public sector experience to...
Mr. Mone is based in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. He advises a range of clients on natural gas, LNG, and electric utility regulation. Phil is one of the leaders of the firm's Pipeline &...
In a Houston Chronicle op-ed, current Van Ness Feldman Senior Policy Advisor and former Senator Mary Landrieu discusses lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina and what the citizens of Houston...

Events

he CSIS Energy & National Security Program and Van Ness Feldman are pleased to announce a conference on the history of vehicle efficiency standards and electricity regulation in honor of the...
Four Van Ness Feldman Attorneys will be featured speakers at HydroVision International this year.
Van Ness Fedlman's Malcolm McLellan is presenting at the annual Mid-C Seminar.
Van Ness Feldman's Tadas Kisielius is speaking on recent developments in port management.
Van Ness Feldman's Malcolm McLellan is serving as the Program Co-Chair, and Richard Agnew will be presenting on, "The Trump Administration, New Congress and Energy."
Van Ness Feldman's Molly Lawrence and Tadas Kisielius are presenting at the annual ELUL Section Midyear Conference.
The United States Marine Corps has a requirement to conduct research and development on the next generation capability of Improved Solar Panels. These panels will be to support current and...
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) invites bioenergy producers to purchase sugar from CCC. The use of sugar sold by CCC to bioenergy producers is restricted to the production of biofuel...
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 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has a requirement to procure services that require a range of research skills, which could be called into use to plan, conduct, and...
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 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a request for proposals for on-site solar renewable electricity at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama.  The Redstone Arsenal project is a 25-year Power...
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 Department of Veterans Affairs Program Contracting Activity Central (VA-PCAC) is holding an Industry Day for a potential procurement to design and construct a Solar PV and Solar Thermal...
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...
The purpose of this Notice of Intent is to provide potential applicants advance notice that the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) intends to issue, on behalf of the...

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