Laws & Regulations

"E.P.A. Agrees to Join North Carolina in Reviewing Spill"

"The federal Environmental Protection Agency will join North Carolina regulators in addressing potential violations of the Clean Water Act at Duke Energy power plants, including a massive spill of toxic coal ash last month in the Dan River, state officials said on Friday."

Source: NY Times, 03/24/2014
March 25, 2014

Energy Law for Non-Energy Attorneys: The Regulatory Framework of Domestic Energy Production

Join a three-part teleconference series designed to introduce non-energy attorneys to energy law by looking at the legal and regulatory framework and issues in domestic energy production, energy distribution, and energy consumption: The Regulatory Framework of Domestic Energy Production (March 25), Getting Energy to Market (April 8), and Electricity Consumption (April 22). Co-sponsored by the Environmental Law Institute and the American Law Institute.

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"E-Mails Show Close Ties Between Duke, NC Regulators"

"Internal emails between staff at North Carolina's environmental agency suggest state regulators were coordinating with Duke Energy before intervening in efforts by citizens groups trying to sue the company over groundwater pollution leeching from its coal ash dumps."

Source: AP, 03/14/2014

"'Rails-To-Trails' Policy Faces Setback After Supreme Court Ruling"

"WASHINGTON -- In a setback to the U.S. government's long-running policy of converting abandoned railroads into public trails, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled for a Wyoming property owner who objected to a plan to extend a pathway across his land."

Source: Huffington Post, 03/11/2014


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