Regulatory Agenda

Energy Department Seeks Input On Regulatory Reform


the Department of Energy published a request for information soliciting guidance on potential regulations that should be modified or repealed to reduce burdens and costs.

Patents Or Trade Secrets? Yes, Please.

Fracking In California Under Spotlight As Some Local Municipalities Issue Bans

Most energy companies implement Intellectual Property strategies to protect and exploit company IP and navigate third-party rights.

Manufacturing To Be A Key Election Issue

Markets for electricity and natural gas in the U.S. grew up independently of one another. The rules in one do not always align with the rules in the other, creating challenges for both operators and regulators. Cumbersome inefficiencies are becoming more evident with the rapid evolution of the electric system. With more gas-fired power plants… Keep reading →

Major Drought Impacts California Flower Industry

The engineers and scientists who study the oil and gas industry’s wastewater know the term “beneficial reuse” well. It’s the seldom-used technique of taking wastewater produced from an oil or gas well, treating it, and then using it for other purposes — like watering crops (including organic crops) or feeding livestock.  It’s a rare practice… Keep reading →

Two Congressional Bills Aimed At Reforming The RFS

U.S. Government Releases Over $5 Billion In Aid For Home Heating Bills

On January 31, 2017, two bills were introduced in the U.S. Congress that propose to reform the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and the national biofuels mandate.

Update: Trump’s Busy First Week Of Office

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The Trump administration took immediate action with regard to the Affordable Care Act and a regulatory freeze on government agencies.

Domestic Oil And Gas Production

By almost every account, the Trump Administration is likely to alter substantially the environmental regulatory landscape.

New EPA Regulation To Cut Emissions From Coal-Fired Plants In US

Many energy supply agreements currently in place were drafted at a time when it was uncertain what regulatory measures – if any – provincial or federal governments might take to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

A Sign of Things to Come? Trump’s Regulatory Freeze And Other Early Actions

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Behind the pomp and circumstance of Friday’s inauguration, President Donald J. Trump and his administration set their sights on deploying a new guard of regulatory and economic policies focused on reducing burdensome regulations.

Texas Oil Companies Work To Adapt To Falling Oil Prices

Let’s look back at a cavalcade of crooks, criminals and miscreants who met up with justice in 2016.

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