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Our government relations team provides insights on this year's midterm election results. 

On November 15, 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) issued a series of orders aimed at ensuring that ratepayers receive the benefit of the tax rate reductions from the Tax Cuts...

We are proud to announce that eight lateral attorneys from Hunsucker Goodstein recently joined our environmental, litigation, and Native affairs practices.

On December 27, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) issued a rulemaking package, National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Coal- and Oil-Fired Electric...
We are pleased to announce that Van Ness Feldman was selected for the 2018 National Law Review's (NLR) "Go-To Thought Leadership Award" in the environmental category for our coverage of the...
PHMSA postpones Technical Advisory Committee meetings. PHMSA Rulemakings Update. Other PHMSA Updates. PHMSA requests comments on proposed revisions to Operator Assignment Request and National...
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.
It is with great sorrow that we note the passing of our long-time friend and colleague, Curt Moffatt.
We are pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2019, Maranda Compton and Josh Krebs will become partners in the firm.
Van Ness Feldman is pleased to announce that Maranda Compton, a leading member of the firm's nationally recognized Native Affairs practice, has been elected a partner in the firm, effective...
Wishing you a peaceful holiday season and a New Year filled with possibilities and prosperity.
The firm's public policy practice is pleased to provide the 2019 Congressional Calendar, which notes days of session for both chambers of Congress as well as federal holidays.
On December 11, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (the "Corps") (collectively the "Agencies") released a proposed rule re-defining the term...
On November 20, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published a final rule amending the pipeline safety regulations applicable to the use of plastic pipe in the...
Gwen Keyes Fleming will serve as moderator at ELI's workshop for policy development.

Alerts

On December 27, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or Agency) issued a rulemaking package, National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Coal- and Oil-Fired Electric...
The firm's public policy practice is pleased to provide the 2019 Congressional Calendar, which notes days of session for both chambers of Congress as well as federal holidays.
On December 11, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (the "Corps") (collectively the "Agencies") released a proposed rule re-defining the term...
On November 23, 2018, the Federal Administration released a major scientific report on the climate impacts to the United States. The report, the Fourth National Climate Assessment Volume 2...
On November 15, 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") issued a series of orders aimed at ensuring that ratepayers receive the benefit of the tax rate reductions from the Tax...
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...

Updates

PHMSA postpones Technical Advisory Committee meetings. PHMSA Rulemakings Update. Other PHMSA Updates. PHMSA requests comments on proposed revisions to Operator Assignment Request and National...
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 November 20, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) published a final rule amending the pipeline safety regulations applicable to the use of plastic pipe in the...
On November 30, 2018, President Trump, President Peña Nieto, and Prime Minister Trudeau signed an updated NAFTA agreement after more than a year and a half of negotiations. Rebranded the United...
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.
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.
Utilities and other power sector entities currently face an unsettled landscape for climate policy. Federal climate policy is uncertain as a result of EPA's plans to repeal and replace the...
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.

News

We are pleased to announce that Van Ness Feldman was selected for the 2018 National Law Review's (NLR) "Go-To Thought Leadership Award" in the environmental category for our coverage of the...
It is with great sorrow that we note the passing of our long-time friend and colleague, Curt Moffatt.
We are pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2019, Maranda Compton and Josh Krebs will become partners in the firm.
Van Ness Feldman is pleased to announce that Maranda Compton, a leading member of the firm's nationally recognized Native Affairs practice, has been elected a partner in the firm, effective...
Wishing you a peaceful holiday season and a New Year filled with possibilities and prosperity.
VNF worked with the Seattle City Attorney's office to defend the City of Seattle in an appeal of its environmental review for Seattle's Mandatory Housing Affordability Proposal. Under the...

Events

Gwen Keyes Fleming will serve as moderator at ELI's workshop for policy development.
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...
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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