Tag Archives: Energy

Trump Administration Continues to Clash with Courts over Energy Policy

Recent developments over the last several weeks have intensified the ongoing struggle between the current administration of President Donald Trump and the federal judicial system concerning energy policy as it relates to the exploration and production of crude oil and … Continue reading

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BLM Loses Another Case Regarding Energy Development on Federal Lands

Earlier this week, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals partially reversed a district court decision, and ordered the Bureau of Land Management to vacate the NEPA approvals and permits it had issued authorizing the drilling of a number of fracked … Continue reading

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End of Colorado legislative session marks beginning of new era of energy regulation

The end of Colorado’s legislative session this past Friday marked the beginning of a new era of energy regulation posing serious ramifications to the State’s fracking industry. On April 16, 2019, Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed Senate Bill 19-181, officially revamping the Colorado … Continue reading

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Do Developers Need Contractor Licenses to Develop Renewable Energy Projects?

Each state has a different set of laws governing the licensing of contractors. Developers must navigate these laws to avoid liability under state law. For instance, in California, only licensed contractors can enter into contracts involving construction activities. In California … Continue reading

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Klass on Freed Rider Arguments in Energy Policy

Alexandra B. Klass (University of Minnesota Law School) has posted Regulating the Energy "Free Riders" (Boston University Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN.  Here is the abstract: This Article explores “free rider” arguments in energy policy. It focuses on the use … Continue reading

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