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Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP: CFTC Issues Proposed Order to Exempt Certain SPP Transactions from Regulation Under Most Provisions of the CEA and CFTC Rules
Posted on 27 May 2015 by Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

By Paul Pantano , Sohair Aguirre and Lamiya Rahman On May 19, 2015, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“ CFTC ” or “ Commission ”) issued an order in response to an application from Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (“... Read More

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP: ‘Such a Fact Pattern Does Not a $5 Million Penalty Make’
Posted on 27 May 2015 by Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

By Doron Ezickson , Thomas Millar and Katherine Vorhis Or so says one dissenting FERC Commissioner in the recent Maxim Power enforcement proceeding. 1 On May 1, 2015, FERC issued an order assessing civil penalties (the “Order”) of $5 million... Read More

Babst Calland: West Virginia Cracker Plant Could Have Multibillion Dollar Impact on State Economy
Posted on 3 Mar 2014 by Babst Calland

By W. Brian Nickerson As reported in the Pittsburgh Business Times , the proposed ethane cracker plant near Parkersburg, West Virginia, could potentially have a multi-billion dollar positive effect on the state’s economy. Emeritus Professor of... Read More

Fracking, Drinking Water and Regulation
Posted on 10 May 2011 by Dianne Saxe

Jessica Ernst has launched a multi million dollar lawsuit against Encana Corporation , the Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board, and the Alberta government for contamination of her property and drinking water due to Encana's fracking program... Read More

Babst Calland: Ohio House Of Representatives Proposes Increase In Severance Tax
Posted on 6 Dec 2013 by Babst Calland

By Benjamin J. Bolinger A bill to increase the severance tax on oil and gas drilling has been proposed in the Ohio House of Representatives. House Bill 375 would increase the severance tax for horizontal shale wells to 1% for the first five years of... Read More

Cadwalader: FERC to Hold Technical Conference to Address Reliability
Posted on 19 Oct 2011 by Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

By Ken Irvin and Sohair Ahmadi The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC" or "Commission") announced that it will hold a technical conference, open to the public, on November 29, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on November... Read More

Cadwalader: Murkowski Seeks Answers from FERC on EPA Regulation's Impacts on Reliability
Posted on 18 Oct 2011 by Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

By Ken Irvin and Sohair Ahmadi Following testimony of the Commissioners of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC" or "Commission") on September 15, Senator Murkowski (R-AK) sent FERC Chairman, John Wellinghoff, several... Read More