Responses are due May 5 with selection to be made by June 30. The selected project is expected to commence operation on or before October 31, 2018.
Thanks to a decision issued by the Washington Court of Appeals on December 28, 2016, Washington property owners and lessors will greet the new year facing a substantially expanded scope of liability under the Model Toxics Control Act (“MTCA”). MTCA governs the cleanup of Washington properties contaminated with hazardous wastes. Under MTCA’s expansive liability scheme, the “owner or operator” of a hazardous waste site is strictly liable for the costs of cleaning up the site, along with entities that contributed directly to the contamination through disposal or transportation of hazardous wastes.
On September 2, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s approach to regulating greenhouse gas emissions from cogeneration facilities fueled by biomass, the first such decision by any circuit court.
Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ordered the Bonneville Power Administration to reconsider whether it should seek recovery of improper payments made to certain Direct-Service Industrial (“DSI”) customers.
On August 15, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) issued a notice denying petitions for rehearing of its new rules governing air emissions from stationary Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines (“RICE”).
On Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejected a host of challenges to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (“FERC”) Order No. 1000, upholding the order in its entirety. As we’ve previously discussed, Order No. 1000 aims to create a level regulatory playing field for independent transmission developers, thus encouraging new sources of badly-needed investment in the nation’s transmission infrastructure.
Many in the electric utility industry thought that the threat of liability arising from human exposure to Electromagnetic Fields (“EMF”) had been put to rest years ago. …
Earlier today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued an opinion confirming that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) cannot order publicly-owned utilities to …