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."
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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.
On November 13, Day Pitney LLP and FH+H, PLLC, along with PDB FutureCom International, hosted an invitation-only program, "Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) & America's Critical Energy & Transportation Infrastructure," held at the new International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C.
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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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).