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CFTC Issues Two Final Rules Exempting Certain Public Power and RTO Transactions From Most Dodd-Frank Requirements

Yesterday, the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) issued two final rules that clarify the regulatory landscape for public power and other utilities attempting to comply with the …

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D.C. Circuit Rejects FERC Jurisdictional Claims Over Natural Gas Commodity Market Manipulation

On Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit concluded that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) lacks jurisdiction to enforce a $30 million fine …

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CFTC and FERC Battle It Out in Court, Continuing Jurisdictional Uncertainty Over Energy Commodity Trading

In an unusual, and rather unseemly, display, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) have brought their long-standing battle concerning which …

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October Surprise: FERC Seeks Record Market Manipulation Fine Against Barclays

For Barclays Bank, Halloween wasn’t much fun this year. But perhaps a treat has been served up for electricity utilities, consumers, and many others who depend upon …

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U.S. Court Upends CFTC Position Limits Rule, Throwing Dodd-Frank Implementation Into Further Chaos

Adding an element of uncertainty to efforts by energy traders and utilities to comply with the Dodd-Frank Act, United States District Court Judge Robert Wilkins on September …

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