Publications

Interior Department Reorganizes into 12 “Unified Regions” – To What Effect On The Ground?
Major Changes to Endangered Species Act Regulations Proposed
NGOs Challenge Department of Interior’s New Interpretation of “Incidental Take” Liability Under Migratory Bird Treaty Act
Major Offshore Wind Projects Advance in Massachusetts and Rhode Island
Fourth Circuit Holds Maryland Ban on Pharmaceutical “Price Gouging” Unconstitutionally Regulates Out-of-State Business Activity, Reinvigorating Extraterritoriality Doctrine of Dormant Commerce Clause
New White House Guidance and Multi-Agency MOU Continue Push to Expedite Environmental Reviews and Permitting for Major Infrastructure
DOJ Clarifies Limits on Third Party Payments in Environmental Settlements
Unanimous Supreme Court: WOTUS Rule Challenges Belong in Federal District Courts
DC Circuit Reinstates Federal NEPA Review and Approval of Purple Line Transit Project
USDOT Agencies Propose New Rule to Eliminate Duplication of Environmental Reviews for Transportation Projects
New Presidential and Interior Orders Target Environmental Permitting, NEPA Reviews, and Flood Risk Standards for Infrastructure and Energy Projects
D.C. Circuit Rules That FERC Should Have Quantified Indirect Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Approving Natural Gas Pipeline
Replacement of the Clean Water Rule to Be a Two-Step Process
Using An Old Hammer in a New Context: ONRR and DOJ Adopt Aggressive False Claims Act Strategy for Royalty Underpayments
DOJ Eliminates Option of Third Party Payments in Settlements
Maryland Takes Key Step for Offshore Wind
Executive Order Charts New Path For Offshore Energy Development
EPA Initiates Reviews of Three Clean Air Act Regulations, Following President Trump’s “Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth” Executive Order
Interior Secretary Immediately Implements President’s Executive Order on Energy and Climate
New Executive Order Creates a Changed Climate for Climate Change and Energy
Early Presidential Actions to Expedite Infrastructure and Domestic Manufacturing
First-Ever Legal Challenge Filed Against Proposed Federal Offshore Wind Lease Auction
ONRR Expands Civil Penalty Liability for Federal and Indian Mineral Lessees
Supreme Court Again Sinks Government on Wetlands
EPA Finalizes Regulations Targeting Methane and Volatile Organic Compounds from Oil and Gas Operations
USDA Declares “Do-Over” on Overhaul of Biotechnology Regulations
BLM Proposes to Restrict Methane Releases from Oil and Gas Leases
National Park Service Proposes Sweeping Changes to Oil and Gas Regulations
Prudence Prevails: Fifth Circuit Supports Narrow Reading of Liability under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act
Speak Loudly and Carry a Small (Memory) Stick: Capitalizing on Public Comments in an Era of Significant Agency Rulemakings