Joseph Fagan was quoted in an article, "1st Circ. Bolsters State Powers In Gas Pipeline Reviews," published in Law360. The article provides analysis of a recent ruling by the First Circuit that found an energy company needed final approval from Massachusetts environmental regulators to start building a natural gas pipeline. The decision could resolve a "gray area" in the language of the Natural Gas Act, which states that actions by a state agency are subject to judicial review, but doesn't explicitly say "final" actions. The First Circuit said there's "a long-standing and well-settled" strong presumption that judicial review of agency actions is only possible once that action becomes final. "The idea of finality is not one that is limited to the statute," Fagan told Law360. "If it's not a final order, it's not a final order, regardless of what the statute says."
Day Pitney will host a FERC 101 event, co-sponsored by Connecticut Power & Energy Society and EBA, on November 13 in its Hartford and Washington, DC offices.
Sebastian Lombardi will serve on a panel, "State Policies and the Markets: How the tension is playing out in PJM," at the Northeast Energy and Commerce Association's Power Markets Conference on November 8, at the Marriott Courtyard Hotel in Marlborough, MA.
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On September 27, partner Joseph Fagan will be speaking on a panel, "Policy v. Practical: What can the regional consumers expect from lawmakers, regulators and energy providers?," at the Northeast Energy and Commerce Association's (NECA) annual Fuels Conference in Marlborough, MA.
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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).
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Paul Belval will be honored at "Celebrating Leaders for Justice," a dinner and ceremony being presented by the Greater Hartford Legal Aid (GHLA) Foundation.
Joseph Fagan was quoted in an article, "Fuel shippers seek U.S. review of 'excessive' Colonial Pipeline rates," published by Reuters.
Day Pitney and the National Governors Association (NGA) hosted an invitation-only forum, held at the Downtown Harvard Club of Boston, that brought together lawyers, policymakers, cybersecurity experts and other participants to identify and discuss legal issues related to the growing Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).