Environment

April 19, 2017

Will There Be a Future for the Clean Power Plan?

The Obama administration’s attempt to regulate carbon emissions from new and modified power plants has been subject to challenge since its inception. Now, with a new administration …

 
April 19, 2017

Trump Halts Methane Information Collection Request

On March 2, 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) brought an effort to gather data regarding methane emissions from the oil and gas industry to a halt. …

 
March 24, 2017

Disclosure of Fracing Fluid Ingredients

One of the biggest issues related to hydraulic fracturing is the disclosure of the chemicals used in the fracing fluid. Fracing fluid is a chemical mixture used …

February 23, 2017

Optimal Renewable Energy Subsidization

The discussion surrounding energy subsidy reform is dominated by rhetoric and ideological pretext. It has been said that “energy policy is made in a political setting, it …

February 19, 2017

Offshore Wind Begins Energy Production in the US

Production Begins While offshore wind resources are more abundant and consistent than their land-based counterparts, until this past December, offshore wind had remained an untapped source of …

February 19, 2017

Five Takeaways from Trump’s America First Energy Plan

The Trump administration released the America First Energy Plan shortly after Trump’s inauguration. Here are the five key policy takeaways from the plan: Eliminating burdensome policies such …

October 25, 2016

Quack Quack: Is The Prairie-Chicken Problem Back? Update on the Lesser Prairie Chicken Conservation Efforts

In September 2015, a Western District of Texas court vacated the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (“USFWS”)’s designation of the lesser prairie chicken (“prairie chicken”) as …

May 8, 2016

BP Oil Spill: Despite Unprecedented Research and Analysis, Severity of Environmental Impact Still Uncertain 6 Years Later

As we approach the sixth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, which for 87 days in 2010 leaked millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf …