Tag Archives: crude oil

States Attorneys General May 29 Update

Squire Patton Boggs’ State Attorneys General Practice Group is comprised of lawyers who have served at senior levels in state AG offices around the country and whose practices focus, to one degree or another, on representing clients before these increasingly assertive and powerful, yet often overlooked, government agencies, as explained in detail here. In these updates, … Continue Reading

House Passes Comprehensive Energy Legislation: North American Security and Infrastructure Act of 2015

Legislative Activity Comprehensive Energy Legislation Last week, the House passed H.R. 8, the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2015, which included an amendment that would authorize crude oil exports. Debate continues on whether to include a crude export authorization provision in the separate “must pass” all-encompassing appropriations bill to fund the government … Continue Reading

House To Move Energy Bill; EPA Proposes Exceptions for Ozone

Legislative Activity House To Move Energy Bill This week, the House intends to hold a floor vote on H.R. 8, the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2015. The bill addresses energy use and efficiency in the U.S. An all-Texan, bipartisan contingent of Congressmen including Representatives Joe Barton (R-TX), Henry Cuellar (D-TX), Michael McCaul … Continue Reading

Deepwater Restoration Projects Slated for Gulf; New GHG Rule Proposed for Trucks, Transit and School Buses; House To Consider Improved Permitting Process

Regulatory Activity Deepwater Horizon Spill Restoration The Department of the Interior’s draft Phase IV Early Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessments regarding the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill currently proposes 10 early restoration projects. The Department is extending the public comment period on its draft until July 6. Greenhouse Gas On Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of … Continue Reading

Senate to Discuss Crude Oil Export; House to Examine Ozone Standards; White House Releases Its Future of Wind Energy; Upcoming Outer Continental Shelf Bid

Executive Branch Activity Wind Energy Expectations The White House has released its updated study by the Department of Energy on the future of U.S. wind energy titled, “The Wind Vision Report.” The report contains a revised expectation from 2008 with wind powering 10 percent of electricity in 2020, 20 percent in 2030, and 35 percent in … Continue Reading

House Energy Committee Approves Bill to Limit EPA GHG Regulatory Authority & Senate Energy Committee Holds Hearing to Examine Oil Export Policy

Legislative Activity House Energy Committee Approves Bill to Limit EPA GHG Regulatory Authority On Tuesday, January 28, the House Energy and Commerce Committee voted to favorably report H.R. 3826, the “Electricity Security and Affordability Act,” to the full House by a near party-line vote of 29-19, with only two Democrats – Rep. John Barrow (D-GA) … Continue Reading