Troutman Sanders: Obama Administration Chooses 7 Electric Transmission Projects for Accelerated Permitting and Construction

On October 5, 2011, the Obama Administration announced that it would "accelerate" permitting and construction of seven proposed electric transmission lines. These projects will serve as pilot demonstrations of streamlined processes and increased cooperation among federal, state and tribal authorities...

Fulbright & Jaworski LLP: New EPA Report Again Ties Wyoming Water Pollution To Fracking

On October 10, 2012, as a follow-up to its December 2011 draft report concerning allegations of groundwater contamination in Pavillion, Wyoming, the EPA released the methodology and results for additional water samples collected from two monitoring wells by the U.S. Geological Society, in cooperation...

Fulbright & Jaworski LLP Fracking Blog: Federal vs. State Regulation

On September 10, 2012, members of the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Natural Resources wrote to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, requesting that the Bureau of Land Management's proposed regulations governing hydraulic fracturing on federal land be made stronger. The group...