Joseph Fagan was quoted in an article, "Skeptical Courts May Undermine Trump's Energy Project Push," published in Law360. The article discusses the impact of recent court rulings ordering federal agencies to analyze the climate change impacts of fossil fuel projects, as they relate to President Donald Trump's March 28 executive order which aims to remove regulatory barriers to energy production, as well as his Aug. 15 executive order calling for a streamlined and accelerated infrastructure permitting process. "The Trump administration's executive orders are intended to speed up the process, but may slow it down if the result is that agency decisions are more vulnerable to judicial review because they skipped a step," Fagan told Law360. He added that most developers know what laws like NEPA require them to do and are savvy enough to try to avoid making their projects vulnerable to a court appeal, regardless of what the current presidential administration may be thinking. "They have to look at the long game," Fagan told Law360. "There's no impetus in Congress to amend the Natural Gas Act, or NEPA, despite that being a bugaboo of certain political groups."
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).