Joseph Fagan was quoted in an article, "LNG projects could face new scrutiny if US invokes 'protect the public' clause," published in S&P Global Market Intelligence. The article discusses whether language in LNG export authorizations that allows the U.S. Department of Energy to reconsider the approvals if it decides later to "protect the public" will again raise concerns as developers weigh what the new administration intends for LNG exports. Fagan told S&P Global Market Intelligence that the Energy Department is likely to "stay the course on LNG exports." That is due in part to cabinet members and nominees who are presumably supportive of "fossil fuel interests," like former Exxon Mobil Corp. CEO Rex Tillerson, who has been sworn in as Secretary of State, and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who, if confirmed by the Senate, would head the agency. "Given the regulatory and financial hurdles in getting LNG export projects off the ground, as well as the current glut of global LNG supply, I don't see a scenario over the next three to five years in which the U.S. is exporting too much domestic gas," Fagan said. "Assuming that's the case, I would not expect that DOE would exercise its rescission authority any time soon — especially as it would relate to authorizations that it previously granted."
Paul Belval will be co-presenting a webinar, "Developing and Financing Wind Energy Projects: Contract Provisions, Protecting Developer and Landowner Interests," for Strafford.
On June 13, Beth Barton and Harold Blinderman spoke at the Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA) 2019 Energy & Environment Conference in Cromwell, CT.
On June 13, Sebastian Lombardi will be moderating a panel, "Northeast Updates on Tackling Fuel Security," at the 2019 Energy Bar Association (EBA) Northeast Chapter Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.
Alex Judd will be moderating a panel, "Future Cities: Building Projects from the Green Up," at the 2019 New England Energy Conference & Exposition (NEECE), a joint conference of the Northeast Energy and Commerce Association and the Connecticut Power and Energy Society being held at the Mystic Marriott in Groton, CT.
On April 4, Joe Fagan will be speaking at Natural Gas & Pipeline Issues, a 50th Anniversary Master Class presented by the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) and held in Washington, D.C.
Josh Cohen, chair of Day Pitney's Bankruptcy and Restructuring practice group was quoted extensively in an article, "FERC Rebuke Won't Be Last Word In PG&E Power Deals Fight," published by Law360.
David Doot, Steven Cash and James Blackburn, IV authored an article, "Risk and Opportunity with the Industrial Internet of Things," which was published in the July-August 2019 issue of The Journal of Robotics, Artificial Intelligence & Law.
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Partners Josh Cohen and Dave Doot were quoted in an analysis article, "PG&E's Ch. 11 Brings Rift With FERC Over Power Deals," published by Law360.
Day Pitney associate Alexander W. Judd has been elected to serve as Chair of the Energy, Public Utility and Communications Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association (CBA).