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Administration's infrastructure initiative unveiled

The unveiling of the administration's infrastructure initiative this week presents many opportunities to ensure that your interests are addressed as part of this landmark effort. Below is a ...

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D.C. Circuit's Atlantic Sunrise stay creates uncertainty for pipeline developers

Late yesterday, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued an administrative stay of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) approval of...

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Rethinking greenhouse gas emissions: D.C. Circuit orders further environmental review of natural gas pipeline certificate

On August 22, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued a ruling that may change the way that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)...

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D.C. Circuit shows the way through the red tape in pipeline permitting dispute

On June 23, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit held that Millennium Pipeline Company LLC lacked standing to bring a claim against the New York...

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The America First energy policy of the Trump Administration

At the time of writing, the Trump Administration is nascent, in existence for less than ten weeks. During that short time, however, the President has made it abundantly clear that ...

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First Steps: A Look at Trump Administration Executive Actions Regarding Energy Projects

On January 24, the Trump Administration issued one Executive Order and Three Presidential Memoranda that affect energy projects in the United States, including in particular two pipeline...

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Part 107 Takes Flight: The Takeaway for Energy Companies

Until today, any energy company looking to fly drones to enhance its business operations – whether for pipeline inspection, infrastructure inspection, security, aerial photography, or ...

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Moving Domestic Drone Policy Forward: Legislative Proposal Would Assist Energy Companies in their Drone Operations

The commercial drone industry continues to face regulatory challenges as companies strive to use drones to make their operations safer and more efficient. In a positive development this week, there is now hope that Congress may ease some of these regulatory challenges for natural gas and oil pipelines and other critical infrastructure owners and operators. The UAVs for Energy Infrastructure Act (S.2684), sponsored by Senator Jim Inhofe and introduced on March 15, 2016, would allow critical infrastructure operators to use drones to conduct any activity already allowed to be accomplished with manned aircraft. Senator Inhofe plans to include the bill in the FAA authorization legislation.

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