The Federal Communications Commission is tasked with funding internet connections in remote areas where connectivity wouldn't flourish naturally, but balancing the distribution of those subsidies quickly turns contentious.
Fifth Third Bank will invest $100 million in low-income areas known as opportunity zones through partnerships with the National Equity Fund, Raymond James and two other fund partners, it said Friday.
A steel manufacturer and a construction company accused a joint venture that was contracted to build a military hospital for $648 million of skimping on payments owed after reaching a settlement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over project delays.
A Texas federal judge has dismissed a contractor’s suit accusing U.S. Wind of improperly canceling its contract to install a meteorological tower as part of a $2.5 billion Maryland offshore wind farm, deciding the allegations were only tenuously connected to Texas and therefore filed in the wrong court.
A Chicago-based metal coating company has claimed in Illinois state court that two attorneys ruined its chance to receive $1.26 million in state tax credits for an expansion project by misrepresenting the status of its application.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP has landed a renewable energy deals expert from Crowell & Moring LLP, bringing on a partner who has spent decades bringing some of the country's largest wind and solar energy projects to fruition.
While the Pennsylvania Supreme Court handed fracking companies a win this week when it decided a 150-year-old rule shields them from trespassing liability when a well drilled on one property taps into oil and gas below a neighboring property, experts say the ruling leaves wiggle room for landowners to sue.
A slew of states on Wednesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to find that the $7 billion Atlantic Coast gas pipeline should not be given a right-of-way to cross the Appalachian Trail.
Unsecured creditors in the Chapter 11 case of refinery operator Philadelphia Energy Solutions were urged Thursday to reject the debtor's plan to sell the refinery because the deal doesn't offer the highest and best consideration.
The Environmental Defense Fund is asking the D.C. Circuit to invalidate the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s approval of a proposed $286 million, 65-mile gas pipeline in Illinois and Missouri, arguing that the agency did not adequately evaluate the project before issuing its decision.
Baker Botts LLP has hired a Thompson & Knight LLP partner experienced in advising midstream and upstream oil and gas clients on mergers and deals to the firm’s global projects department in Austin, it announced Wednesday.
A Texas appellate court on Thursday determined Pathfinder Oil & Gas Inc. is entitled to a 25% working interest in a group of Permian Basin leases, after the Texas Supreme Court held the court had wrongly wiped out a verdict for Pathfinder.
The Trump administration on Thursday officially narrowed the federal government's permitting authority under the Clean Water Act, in a final rewrite of a rule that replaces a controversial and broader Obama-era policy the president already rescinded.
Bernard McNamee, a Republican commissioner on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, said Thursday that he won't seek another term at the agency when his current term expires June 30, which raises the possibility that the agency will lack a quorum of commissioners for the second time in three years.
The D.C. Circuit on Wednesday rejected a request by environmentalists and California to reconsider a split panel's ruling that courts can't review a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency memorandum rescinding its "once in, always in" air pollution permitting policy.
Two dozen members of Congress told the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday that stripping the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's power to seek disgorgement in civil cases would upend decades of legislation and buck sound precedent undergirding the nation's securities laws.
The Federal Trade Commission is seeking the public's input on Par Petroleum Corp.'s plan to change up its agreement for storing petroleum at a Hawaii terminal, for which it needs the agency's permission following a 2015 antitrust settlement.
Snell & Wilmer LLP fired back at a bid to boot it from representing entities alleged to be at odds with each other in a suit from Chinese investors seeking to recoup money they sank into a condo project as part of the EB-5 visa program, saying there’s no basis for disqualification.
Prominent firms well-versed in securities law submitted bids Tuesday to lead or help lead a proposed shareholders’ class action against pipeline company Energy Transfer LP.
The head of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency said Wednesday that he is not inclined to give more time for the public to weigh in on a proposed overhaul of regulations requiring banks to lend in underserved communities, despite objections from Democratic lawmakers and advocacy groups that the rules changes are being rushed through.
Florida-based engineering firm MasTec sued Mammoth Energy Services unit Cobra Acquisitions Tuesday, claiming a bribery scheme diverted $500 million worth of repair work for fixing Puerto Rico's hurricane-damaged electrical grid from MasTec to Cobra.
Energy giants including Chevron and Shell have again urged the First Circuit to find federal courts have jurisdiction over Rhode Island's suit seeking to force the companies to pay for climate change-related costs, arguing the dispute doesn't belong in state court.
The U.S. Department of the Interior on Wednesday gave TC Energy's Keystone XL pipeline a boost by opening up a path for the controversial project across federal land in Montana.
Nearly 200 Navajo landowners can't join a group of tribe members backing the Bureau of Land Management in a challenge from environmental groups over oil and gas drilling permits in the Mancos Shale, a New Mexico federal court has ruled.
Congress and government agencies must find ways to expand the workforce for infrastructure laborers as the demand for installing 5G equipment explodes, the Senate Commerce Committee heard Wednesday.
In his two-part article on the U.S. Department of the Treasury's final regulations for the opportunity zone tax regime, Tucker Thoni at Gray Robinson highlights important differences between the proposed and final regulations that should increase taxpayer confidence in the investment program.
Groundbreaking rules from the American Bar Association impose new standards on how law firms can govern departing lawyers’ contact with clients, placing major restrictions on this ubiquitous practice, say Amy Richardson and Hilary Gerzhoy at Harris Wiltshire.
Lawyers can draw a number of useful lessons about reputation management from the efforts of former Nissan executive Carlos Ghosn — who recently escaped house arrest in Tokyo — to restore his sullied reputation, says Elizabeth Ortega at ECO Strategic Communications.
In light of a recent Delaware Supreme Court case in which a litigator was rebuked for failing to control his evasive witness during a deposition, attorneys should consider when they may be held responsible for client misconduct and what to do if a client crosses the line, says Philip Sechler of Robbins Russell.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved energy storage as a generation asset, but regional markets, including the Midcontinent Independent System Operator and ISO-New England, would benefit from rules for compensating storage as a transmission asset, say Derya Eryilmaz and Caroline Heilbrun of Charles River Associates and Rao Konidena of Rakon Energy.
A recent Texas federal court decision overturning a $2 million Office of Foreign Assets Control fine against Exxon provides insight into OFAC's enforcement of complex sanctions and when its practices may not provide proper notice to companies subject to U.S. sanctions, say Aaron Hutman and Zachary Rozen at Pillsbury.
The New York State Public Service Commission's new regulations for energy service companies — imposing enhanced eligibility criteria, price caps, and limitations on products and services — raise concerns about how the commission might impose similar restrictions in the broader distributed energy resource markets, say Thomas Puchner and Kevin Blake of Phillips Lytle.
During the last 10 years, the need to embrace change was fundamental for law firms, and that change affected associates in many ways — most, but not all, for the better, says Brad Kaufman, co-president of Greenberg Traurig.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s final rules implementing the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act complete the revamp of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, which will be more complex and better resourced to address evolving national security risks that arise in the context of foreign investments, say attorneys at Akin Gump.
Multinational energy and natural resources companies doing business in China face particular risks related to China's state secrecy laws, due to the broad and vaguely defined range of information that may be classified as secret, say Alvin Xiao and Fabian Roday of Fangda Partners.
The White House Council on Environmental Quality's recently proposed revisions to regulations implementing the National Environmental Policy Act are virtually certain to be challenged in the courts — especially a proposal to eliminate evaluations of projects' cumulative environmental impacts, say attorneys with Perkins Coie.
A survey of recent liquefied natural gas power projects demonstrates that they are an excellent solution for reducing the carbon footprint of electricty generation activities in isolated markets, say David Lang and Carli Gish of King & Spalding.
In their new book "Democracy and Equality: The Enduring Constitutional Vision of the Warren Court," Geoffrey Stone and David Strauss provide valuable context for U.S. Supreme Court decisions under Chief Justice Earl Warren that have profoundly affected the country, but their overly protective attitude sometimes obscures reality, says Federal Circuit Judge Timothy Dyk.
For outside firms wondering how to best support busy in-house lawyers, several practices can help navigate critical legal issues and novel business challenges while strengthening the working relationship, says Virginia Hudson, associate general counsel at Capital One.
In the 50 years since the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act was passed, courts' attempts to clarify the statute have had some success, but many interpretive dilemmas remain unresolved, says Randy Gordon of Barnes & Thornburg.