The newly redesigned Energy Law Prof blog is now located at http://www.energylawprof.com/. Please update your blog subscription for future posts. *          *           *  On Wednesday, TransCanada filed a complaint against the United States in a federal district court in Houston alleging that the President’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline […]

The newly redesigned Energy Law Prof blog is now located at http://www.energylawprof.com/. Please update your blog subscription for future posts. *          *           * Lisa Schwarz, Research Fellow at the University of St. Gallen, asks me to pass on the following announcement: The 2016 St.Gallen International Energy Forum IEF will be […]

The newly redesigned Energy Law Prof blog is now located at http://www.energylawprof.com/. Please update your blog subscription for future posts. *          *           * On Monday, Premier Rachel Notley announced Alberta’s new climate plan, which is supported by a detailed report from a panel of experts. The centerpiece of the plan is a $30/tonne price […]

The newly redesigned Energy Law Prof blog is now located at http://www.energylawprof.com/. Please update your blog subscription for future posts. *          *           * Dr. Raphael Heffron, Lecturer in Law at the University of Leeds and Co-Chair of the UK Energy Law and Policy Association, asks me to pass on the […]

The newly redesigned Energy Law Prof blog is now located at http://www.energylawprof.com/. Please update your blog subscription for future posts. *          *           * Prof. Don Smith, Editor of the Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law, asks me to pass on the following announcement: The Journal of Energy & Natural […]

Today the United States Supreme Court held that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) improperly refused to consider costs when determining whether it was “appropriate and necessary” to regulate mercury emissions from power plants under the Clean Air Act. Ultimately, EPA may be able to keep the same rules after going back and explaining why the […]

My recent study compared what oil companies told two audiences—regulators and investors—about how new environmental rules would affect them. It showed that the companies told the two audiences two very different stories: companies warned the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that the rules would be unworkable but securities disclosures reassured investors that the rules would be manageable. To give EPA industry’s honest […]