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USDOT Agencies Propose New Rule to Eliminate Duplication of Environmental Reviews for Transportation Projects
Authors: James M. Auslander, David H. McCray
October 4, 2017


New Presidential and Interior Orders Target Environmental Permitting, NEPA Reviews, and Flood Risk Standards for Infrastructure and Energy Projects
Authors: James M. Auslander, Gus B. Bauman, David H. McCray, W. Parker Moore, Peter J. Schaumberg
September 11, 2017


American Lawyer Features Beveridge & Diamond Trial Win for City of Los Angeles in Major Constitutional Case
September 1, 2017

AmLaw Litigation Daily, an American Lawyer publication, has featured Beveridge & Diamond’s trial win for the City of Los Angeles in a long-running case challenging Kern County, California’s effort to ban land application of biosolids fertilizer to farmland.


D.C. Circuit Rules That FERC Should Have Quantified Indirect Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Approving Natural Gas Pipeline
Authors: James M. Auslander, W. Parker Moore, Madeleine B. Kadas, Benjamin E. Apple
August 29, 2017

In a 2-1 decision, the D.C. Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) did not satisfy the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”) when it failed to provide any analysis of downstream greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions that will result indirectly from its approval of a natural gas pipeline. Sierra Club v. FERC, No. 16-1387, slip op. at 24 (D.C. Cir. Aug. 22, 2017).


Beveridge & Diamond Files Amicus Brief in Support of Maryland’s Purple Line Transit Project
August 29, 2017


Replacement of the Clean Water Rule to Be a Two-Step Process
Authors: Andrew C. Silton, Richard S. Davis, James M. Auslander, Karen M. Hansen, W. Parker Moore, Timothy M. Sullivan
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 28, 2017


Jamie Auslander Re-elected to D.C. Bar EENR Community Steering Committee
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 26, 2017


Using An Old Hammer in a New Context: ONRR and DOJ Adopt Aggressive False Claims Act Strategy for Royalty Underpayments
Authors: Peter Schaumberg, Peter Anderson, James Auslander
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 20, 2017


DOJ Eliminates Option of Third Party Payments in Settlements
Authors: James M. Auslander, Andrew C. Silton
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 9, 2017


Maryland Takes Key Step for Offshore Wind
Authors: James M. Auslander, John G. Cossa, Zaheer H. Tajani
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 16, 2017


Executive Order Charts New Path For Offshore Energy Development
Authors: James Auslander, John Cossa, and Peter Schaumberg
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 2, 2017


Twenty Lawyers from Beveridge & Diamond's Washington, DC Office Receive Super Lawyers Recognition for 2017
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 24, 2017


EPA Initiates Reviews of Three Clean Air Act Regulations, Following President Trump’s “Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth” Executive Order
Authors: James M. Auslander, David M. Friedland, Shengzhi Wang
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 7, 2017


Interior Secretary Immediately Implements President’s Executive Order on Energy and Climate
Authors: Jamie Auslander, Peter Schaumberg, John Cossa
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 29, 2017


New Executive Order Creates a Changed Climate for Climate Change and Energy
Authors: Jamie Auslander, Peter Schaumberg, David Friedland, Brook Detterman
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 28, 2017


Early Presidential Actions to Expedite Infrastructure and Domestic Manufacturing
Authors: James M. Auslander, Kaitlyn D. Shannon
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 26, 2017


First-Ever Legal Challenge Filed Against Proposed Federal Offshore Wind Lease Auction
Authors: James M. Auslander and John G. Cossa
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., December 13, 2016


Beveridge & Diamond Secures Trial Win for City of Los Angeles, Striking Down Biosolids Ban on Two Constitutional Grounds
Authors: James B. Slaughter, James M. Auslander
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., December 9, 2016


ONRR Expands Civil Penalty Liability for Federal and Indian Mineral Lessees
Authors: Peter J. Schaumberg and James M. Auslander
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., August 5, 2016


Supreme Court Again Sinks Government on Wetlands
Authors: Jamie Auslander and Fred Wagner
EnviroStructure, June 3, 2016


EPA Finalizes Regulations Targeting Methane and Volatile Organic Compounds from Oil and Gas Operations
Authors: Kristin Gladd, Jamie Auslander, David Friedland, and Anthony Papetti
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 18, 2016


Sixteen Lawyers from Beveridge & Diamond's Washington, DC Office Receive Super Lawyers Recognition for 2016
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 28, 2016


USDA Declares “Do-Over” on Overhaul of Biotechnology Regulations
Authors: Kathy Szmuszkovicz, Jamie Auslander, and Alan Sachs
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., February 8, 2016


BLM Proposes to Restrict Methane Releases from Oil and Gas Leases
Authors: Peter Schaumberg, Jamie Auslander, Benjamin Apple, and John Cossa
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 25, 2016


James Auslander Quoted on Recent Seizure of Federal Building by Oregon Ranchers
January 6, 2016


National Park Service Proposes Sweeping Changes to Oil and Gas Regulations
Authors: Peter Schaumberg, Jamie Auslander, and John Cossa
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., October 26, 2015


Prudence Prevails: Fifth Circuit Supports Narrow Reading of Liability under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act
Authors: Parker Moore, Jamie Auslander, John Cossa, and Maryam Mujahid
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., September 21, 2015


WOTUS Litigation Update: Confusion Breeds Confusion
Authors: Fred Wagner, Jamie Auslander, Richard Davis and Fred Wagner
EnviroStructure, August 28, 2015


EPA Proposes New Clean Air Act Standards for Methane and VOC Emissions by the Oil and Natural Gas Sector
Authors: Jamie Auslander, Laura McAfee, and Megan Morgan
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., August 19, 2015


Court Strikes Down FWS Rule for 30-Year Eagle Incidental Take Permits
Authors: Jamie Auslander, Parker Moore, and Fred Wagner
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., August 12, 2015


EPA, Army Corps Redefine Clean Water Act Jurisdiction
Authors: James Auslander, Parker Moore, Fred Wagner, and Sara Vink
Beveridge and Diamond, P.C., June 4, 2015


Wildlife Agencies Propose Overhaul of ESA’s Petition Process for Species Listings
Authors: James Auslander, Parker Moore and Sara Vink
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 1, 2015


Sixteen Lawyers from Beveridge & Diamond's Washington, DC Office Receive Super Lawyers Recognition for 2015
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 30, 2015


Ohio Wind Developer and FWS Successfully Defend Incidental Take Permit for Endangered Indiana Bat
Authors: Parker Moore, Jamie Auslander, and John Cossa
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 26, 2015


Supreme Court Allows Agencies to Re-Interpret Their Regulations Without Rulemaking
Authors: James Auslander, Peter Schaumberg, Fred Wagner
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 11, 2015


Interior Department Proposes to Open Offshore Atlantic Region to Oil and Gas Leasing
Authors: Peter Schaumberg, Jamie Auslander, and John Cossa
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 27, 2015


DOI Proposes Overhaul Of Federal And Indian Mineral Lease Royalty Valuation Standards
Authors: Peter Schaumberg and James Auslander
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 6, 2015


Greenhouse Gases “Rise” in Importance for NEPA Reviews
Authors: Fred Wagner, James Auslander, John Cossa, and Andrew Mayer
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 5, 2015


Court Finds Endangered Species Act Cannot Regulate Species on Private Lands Within a Single State
Authors: Jamie Auslander, Parker Moore, Ben Apple
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., November 18, 2014


BLM to Overhaul Solar, Wind, Rights-of-Way Regulations
Author: John Cossa
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., September 30, 2014


“P3 or Not P3?” That is the Question. Obama Says: “P3.”: New Transportation Investment Center Boosts P3 Projects
July 23, 2014


Threatened and Endangered Species Listings Likely to Increase Under New FWS Policy
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., July 3, 2014


Supreme Court Rules Against Tort Plaintiffs, Holding CERCLA Does Not Preserve Property Contamination Claims Barred by State Statutes of Repose
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 9, 2014


Beveridge & Diamond Principals Elected to DC Bar Leadership Roles
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 5, 2014


Federal and Indian Mineral Lessees May Face Drastically Expanded Civil Penalties for Royalty Reporting Violations
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 21, 2014


White House Announcement Builds Momentum for Comprehensive Infrastructure NEPA and Permit Reform
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 15, 2014


With Highway Trust Fund Approaching Insolvency, Obama Delivers Surface Transportation Funding and Reform Legislation to Congress
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 30, 2014


Seventeen Lawyers from Beveridge & Diamond's Washington, DC Office Receive Super Lawyers Recognition for 2014
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 25, 2014


BOEM Amends Offshore Renewable Energy Rules
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 18, 2014


EPA, Army Corps Propose Expansive Rule Redefining CWA Jurisdiction
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 1, 2014


U.S. Government Prosecutes First Wind Project under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 29, 2014


Genetically Engineered Crop Prevails Again in Court
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., May 24, 2013


Federal Government Releases Guidance to Streamline NEPA and NHPA Reviews
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 11, 2013


Beveridge & Diamond Secures Key Appellate Victory for City of Los Angeles Protecting Land Application of Biosolids


CEQ Finalizes Guidance to Improve NEPA Reviews
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., March 13, 2012


Court Victory for Genetically Engineered Crop
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., February 2, 2012


CEQ Finalizes New NEPA Mitigation Guidance
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 20, 2011


Strike Two - District Court Invalidates Offshore Drilling NTL 2010-N05
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., October 22, 2010


Fifth Circuit Declines En Banc Review and Dismisses Climate Change Nuisance Case
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 3, 2010


CEQ NEPA Guidance Documents Available for Public Comment
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. - Client Alert, February 23, 2010


White House Proposes Draft NEPA Guidance on Climate Change, Mitigation, and Categorical Exclusions
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., February 19, 2010


Toxic Tort & Product Liability Quarterly
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., July 15, 2009


D.C. Circuit Vacates 2007-2012 Outer Continental Shelf Leasing Program, But Rejects Climate Change Claims
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., April 21, 2009


Fifth Circuit Affirms Royalty Relief for Offshore Oil and Gas Leases
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 15, 2009


U.S. Supreme Court Vacates Injunction Against Navy’s Use of Sonar
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. - NEPA Alert, November 13, 2008


Agencies Propose to Update and Narrow Endangered Species Act Consultation Requirements
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., August 20, 2008


Court Grants B&D Motion to Exclude Property Expert
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., June 9, 2008


B&D Assists in Successful EIS for Maryland Intercounty Connector
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., November 19, 2007


President Bush and OMB Impose New Restrictions on Issuance and Use of Federal Agency Guidance Documents
Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., January 23, 2007