Kyle W. Danish

Partner

202.298.1876

kwd@vnf.com

Assistant

1050 Thomas Jefferson Street NW
Seventh Floor
Washington, DC 20007
  • Representation of a coalition of rural electric power co-operatives in a dispute with a generation owner over the allocation of charges for environmental compliance.
  • Representation of an energy company in obtaining permits and other approvals for an offshore liquefied natural gas project.
  • Providing counsel to a company on an enforcement action under the Renewable Fuels Standard program, leading to the government’s to decline to pursue the action.
  • Advisor to a natural gas pipeline company on Clean Air Act permitting requirements for a compressor station project.
  • Counsel to a global internet and technology company on development of greenhouse gas emission standards for power plants under the Clean Air Act, and opportunities for renewable energy.
  • Co-lead for a VNF team that provides federal government relations counsel to a Fortune 10 global energy company, with a special focus on environmental regulatory and legislative developments.
  • Representation of an association of electric power companies on the development of greenhouse gas emission standards for power plants under the Clean Air Act.
  • Representation of an electric power entity on rules related to imports of electricity into California, including with respect to the state’s cap-and-trade program.
  • Counsel to a group of oil and natural gas companies on the development of and compliance with methane emission standards for oil and gas facilities under the Clean Air Act.
  • Founded and provided counsel to a coalition of financials, energy companies, and project developers focused on federal and state policies establishing market-based mechanisms for greenhouse gas regulation.
  • Advised an international chemicals company seeking a Clean Air Act permit for a manufacturing plant in the United States.


Publications

The Future of the Clean Power Plan and Trump Administration Climate Policy

Center for Strategic & International Studies Commentary
09/21/2017

Early Clean Power Planning - A Hedging Strategy for Sec. 111(d)

Public Utilities Fortnightly, pp. 34-40
02/01/2015

The Clean Air Act and Global Climate Change

The Clean Air Act Handbook, 4th Edition
The American Bar Association
01/01/2015

The International Climate Regime

Global Climate and U.S. Law, 2nd Ed.
The American Bar Association
01/01/2014

EPA Finalizes Air Pollution Transport Rule

The Environmental Counselor, Vol. 276 pp. 6
08/16/2011

Presentations

Expert Stakeholder Workshop: Energy and Environment Developments in the PJM Region

Panelist, "At the Cutting Edge of Environmental Issues in the PJM Region"
Great Plains Institute and the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions
Washington, DC
05/02/2018

Climate Change in the West

Speaker, "Federal Climate Change Policy: What Next?: Possible Scenarios"
Law Seminars International
Seattle, WA
02/16/2017

Pathways for US Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction: What Options are on the Table?

Panelist, "Possible Future Policies to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions."
Center for Strategic & International Studies
Washington, DC
11/02/2016

Advanced Energy Economy Webinar

Panelist, “Working with Third Party Entities to Implement the Clean Power Plan: Issues and Options”
10/27/2016

U.S. Energy Policy in the 2016 Elections and Beyond: Incremental or Transformational?

"Panel Moderator, "State and City Leadership", U.S. Energy Policy in the 2016 Elections and Beyond: Incremental or Transformational?
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Washington, DC
04/26/2016

Clean Power Plan 2016 Outlook

Panelist, Clean Power Plan 2016 Outlook
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Washington, DC
01/27/2016

Will the Clean Power Plan Stand Up to Legal Scrutiny? Will it Survive?

Speaker
ICF International
Washington, DC
10/15/2015

ECO:nomics - Creating Environmental Capital

Discussion Leader, "Clean Power"
The Wall Street Journal
Santa Barbara, CA
03/25/2015

National Association of Utility Regulatory Commissioner's 126th Annual Meeting

Panelist, "Strength in Numbers? Multistate Compliance With the Clean Power Plan"
San Francisco, California
11/16/2014

Ute Tribal Energy Conference and Expo

Panelist, "Balancing Development & Environment"
Denver, CO
10/14/2014