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...

Free Download: Miners Sue Salazar, Alleging Illegal Million-Acre Land Lockup

By William Perry Pendley DENVER - A 117-year-old nonprofit, non-partisan mining trade association with thousands of members on March 6 filed a lawsuit in Arizona federal district court against the Obama Administration for its lock-up of a million acres of federal land in northern Arizona ( Northwest...

Troutman Sanders: DOI and DOE Release 'Roadmap' for Solar Energy Development

On July 27, 2012, the Department of the Interior ("DOI") Bureau of Land Management ("BLM") and the Department of Energy ("DOE") announced the availability of the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement ("PEIS") for solar energy development in Arizona...