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Join Doug Smith and Kelsey Bagot at EUCI's upcoming FERC Transmission Ratemaking Course in Chicago on April 8-9, 2019.
On Friday, April 5th Dan Press is moderating a panel at the Four Corners Warrior Spirit Conference, whose mission is to further the healing of historical trauma among Native Americans through...
On March 21, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) initiated a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) to examine whether, and if so how, to revise its policies concerning the...
On March 21, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) issued a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) to examine whether, and if so how, to revise its policies concerning the...
At its March 21 Open Meeting, FERC issued a Notice of Inquiry ("NOI") launching a broad review of its incentive policies for electric transmission (Docket No. PL19-3). The responses to the NOI...
Doug Smith will be providing an updated on FERC and other Federal Policies that Impact the Northeast at LSI's Transmission and Clean Energy in the Northeast Conference.
PHMSA Extends Deadlines for Complying with New Plastic Pipeline Regulations and more in this installment of the Pipeline Safety Update.
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.
Our Technology Regulation and Policy Team examines AI generated text and more in this month's Emerging Technologies Update.
In honor of Black History Month, everyone in the DC office gathered for an enlightening presentation about the Harlem Renaissance which included musical trivia, and to hear moving personal...
DOT Invites Public Input on Agency Guidance Recommended for Repeal or Revision and more in this edition of the Pipeline Safety Update.
Our WOTUS team examines new federal guidance on Section 404 permitting.

Alerts

On March 21, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) initiated a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) to examine whether, and if so how, to revise its policies concerning the...
On March 21, 2019, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or Commission) issued a Notice of Inquiry (NOI) to examine whether, and if so how, to revise its policies concerning the...
At its March 21 Open Meeting, FERC issued a Notice of Inquiry ("NOI") launching a broad review of its incentive policies for electric transmission (Docket No. PL19-3). The responses to the NOI...
Our WOTUS team examines new federal guidance on Section 404 permitting.
On January 25, 2019, in Hoopa Valley Tribe v. FERC, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (D.C. Circuit) concluded that a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) hydroelectric...
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...

Updates

PHMSA Extends Deadlines for Complying with New Plastic Pipeline Regulations and more in this installment of the Pipeline Safety Update.
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.
Our Technology Regulation and Policy Team examines AI generated text and more in this month's Emerging Technologies Update.
DOT Invites Public Input on Agency Guidance Recommended for Repeal or Revision and more in this edition of the Pipeline Safety Update.
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.
We are pleased to provide our 2nd Annual Cybersecurity Year in Review/Year Ahead Analysis to clients and friends of the firm. Van Ness Feldman's cybersecurity team has consolidated and...
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

In honor of Black History Month, everyone in the DC office gathered for an enlightening presentation about the Harlem Renaissance which included musical trivia, and to hear moving personal...
We are honored to introduce our newest colleagues, Partner Erin Anderson and Of Counsel Sara Leverette, who join VNF's Seattle team from Stoel Rives.
Recognizing client demand for efficient environmental cost recovery strategies particularly tailored to today's challenging business conditions, Van Ness Feldman has launched an environmental...
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.
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...

Events

Join Doug Smith and Kelsey Bagot at EUCI's upcoming FERC Transmission Ratemaking Course in Chicago on April 8-9, 2019.
On Friday, April 5th Dan Press is moderating a panel at the Four Corners Warrior Spirit Conference, whose mission is to further the healing of historical trauma among Native Americans through...
Doug Smith will be providing an updated on FERC and other Federal Policies that Impact the Northeast at LSI's Transmission and Clean Energy in the Northeast Conference.

February 1, 2019 - South Royalton, VT

Race and the Law
On Friday, February 1st, Gwen Keyes Fleming, a partner in the firm's environmental practice, will deliver the Keynote Address at Vermont Law School's Black Law Student's Association's Black...
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.
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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