Michael F. McBride





1050 Thomas Jefferson Street NW
Seventh Floor
Washington, DC 20007
  • Advised the Bipartisan Policy Center on its Nuclear Waste Initiative.
  • Served as outside counsel to the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future, an advisory committee to the Secretary of Energy.
  • Served as lead counsel to petroleum industry associations in their challenge to EPA's renewable oxygenate standard for Reformulated Gasoline (RFG), and with respect to other RFG issues.
  • Represented most of the control room operators and supervisors at Three Mile Island-Unit 2, from 1980-88, before the US Congress, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and the courts.
  • Represented the nuclear industry in Silkwood v. Kerr-McGee Corporation.
  • Represented BP Amoco Chemical Company in the first formal small-shipment rate challenge before the Surface Transportation Board
  • Represented Viacom Inc. (now CBS Corporation) in nuclear decommissioning disputes in arbitration and before the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
  • Represented Trunkline LNG Company in litigation involving the importation and sale of liquefied natural gas.
  • Represented Louisiana Energy Services in defending its license for a new uranium enrichment facility.




The US Nuclear Waste Impasse

Nuclear Engineering International

Nuclear Power at the Crossroads

The Environmental Forum, Vol. 30 Issue 2 pp. 34

Is the Price-Anderson Act an Appropriate Model for the Railroads?

Journal of Transportation Law, Logistics & Policy, Vol. 76 pp. 93

Railroad Transportation of Nuclear Waste and Other Hazardous Materials

The Electricity Journal, Vol. 21 Issue 3 pp. 55

After Otter Tail, Most Rate Regulation Is Kaput

Journal of Transportation Law, Logistics & Policy, Vol. 74 Issue 1 pp. 128

A New Twist to Amtrak's Annual Kabuki Dance

Journal of Transportation Law, Logistics & Policy, Vol. 72 Issue 3 pp. 370-393

Railroads May Not Refuse to Carry Dangerous Commodities

Journal of Transportation Law, Logistics & Policy, Vol. 69 Issue 4 pp. 391

The Future of Rail Mergers in North America - The View of the Shippers

Journal of Transportation Law, Logistics & Policy, Vol. 68 Issue 2 pp. 129

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Merger Procedures

Railroad Mergers: History, Analysis, Insight (F. Wilner ed.) (1997)


Association of Transportation Law Professionals 90th Annual Meeting

Speaker, "Will the Advent of Precision Scheduled Railroading Spark the Last Round of Mergers Among the Class I Railroads"
Association of Transportation Law Professionals
Washington, DC

Southwest Association of Rail Shippers' 2017 Semi-Annual Meeting

Speaker, "Cultivating a Legacy of Leadership"
Irvine, California

32nd Spent Fuel Seminar

Institute of Nuclear Materials Management and the U.S. Nuclear Infrastructure Council
Washington, DC

Transportation Forum XI

Program Chairman
The Association of Transportation Law Professionals
Washington, DC

APPA's Legal Seminar

Speaker, "Contract, Rate, Service, and Security Issues Affecting Capitve Rail Customers"
American Public Power Association
San Antonio, TX

NWSC's 2013 Fall Meeting

"The Vital Role of the Courts in 2013 & Future Implications"
Nuclear Waste Strategy Coalition
Washington, DC

Renewable Energy Tax Incentives and Loan Guarantees Under the New Stimulus Plan

Co-Presenter, "DOE Loan Guarantees: Status and Trends"
Shearman & Sterling LLP
New York , NY