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Troutman Sanders: 10th Circuit Upholds Colorado’s Renewable Portfolio Standard
Posted on 21 Jul 2015 by Troutman Sanders

On July 13, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit (“10th Circuit”) upheld the State of Colorado’s renewable portfolio standard (“RPS”) as valid under the dormant commerce clause. In doing so, the 10th... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: The Impacts of the 2014 Elections on Colorado’s Energy Industry
Posted on 18 Nov 2014 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By Lori A. Dawkins, Member, and Devin C. Daines, Associate The results and impacts of Colorado’s recent elections were widely regarded as positive by those in the energy industry. By narrowly winning a second term, Governor John Hickenlooper... Read More

William A. Ruskin on State Fracking Disclosure Requirements
Posted on 1 Aug 2012 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin Opponents of fracking argue that it is necessary for the public, and health and safety professionals, to have full access to information on the constituents of hydraulic fracturing fluids and waste. In a report released on July... Read More

Troutman Sanders: DOI and DOE Release 'Roadmap' for Solar Energy Development
Posted on 1 Aug 2012 by Troutman Sanders

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"... Read More

Troutman Sanders: Obama Administration Chooses 7 Electric Transmission Projects for Accelerated Permitting and Construction
Posted on 19 Oct 2011 by Troutman Sanders

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... Read More

Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper Wants Fracking Disclosure Rules
Posted on 11 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) said he expects the Centennial State to adopt new rules requiring oil and gas companies to publicly disclose the ingredients used in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, fluids by the end of the year. The governor said... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: Colorado Gov. Hickenlooper Proposes New Colorado Drilling Regulations
Posted on 23 Nov 2013 by State Net

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) last week proposed new rules to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas drilling operations in the Centennial State. His proposals include a first-in-the-nation call to force drillers to reduce the emission... Read More