North America

November 14, 2017

The International Trade Commission Unanimously Finds Severe Injury to U.S. Solar Manufacturers

The threat of U.S. solar tariffs is looming on the global solar industry, and President Trump will decide whether to impose these tariffs by January 2018 at …

February 23, 2017

Turbulence Between Wind Turbines and Military Airfields

Texas Wind Energy The latest boom in renewable energy is happening right in our own backyard. Texas is the leading state for wind energy with over 18,500 …

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 …

March 4, 2016

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission v. Electric Power Supply Association: The Case and What it Means for You

On January 25, 2016, the United States Supreme Court issued an opinion allowing the federal government to provide incentives for large energy consumers to reduce their power …

January 7, 2016

Michigan v. EPA: How Has it Been Interpreted?

On June 29, 2015, the Supreme Court decided Michigan v. EPA. Initially overshadowed by its term companions King v. Burwell, and Obergefell v. Hodges, Michigan has quickly …

January 7, 2016

Injection Wells: Who’s at Fault?

This post discusses the impact disposal wells have on seismic activity in the communities in which the wells are used. An injection well “places fluid deep underground …

November 27, 2015

How the SEC’s New Crowdfunding Rules Are Creating Options for Oil and Gas Financing

Texas is a unique case study for sustained economic growth. Part of the reason that the state keeps growing is that job growth has not just been …