Monthly Archives: July 2011

Tax Aspects of the “Gang of Six” Plan to Reduce the Deficit

On Tuesday, July 19, the “Gang of Six” senators who have been negotiating a bipartisan plan to reduce the budget deficit presented their proposal to a closed-door meeting of forty-nine senators. The plan was immediately praised by members of both … Continue reading

Posted in Tax

SEC, CFTC Staffs to Host Roundtable to Discuss International Issues Relating to Dodd-Frank Act Title VII Implementation

August 1, 2011 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET CFTC’s Headquarters Conference Center Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street NW Washington, D.C. The staffs of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) will hold a … Continue reading

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Federal Judge Denies Request for Preliminary Injunction by Entergy Corp.

By Ken Irvin and Terence Healey On Monday, July 18th, a federal judge denied a request for preliminary injunction by Entergy Corp., the owners of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant, asking the court to prevent the state from taking any … Continue reading

Posted in Cases, NRC, Power, Regulation

EPA Finalizes Long-Awaited Transport Rule to Replace CAIR

On July 6, 2011, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its final Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) pursuant to Section 110(a)(2)(D)(i)(I) of the Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. § 7410(a)(2)(D)(i)(I).  The CSAPR requires significant reductions of emissions of sulfur dioxide … Continue reading

Posted in Emissions, EPA

American Electric Power Co. v. Connecticut: The Supreme Court Bars Tort Lawsuits Challenging Greenhouse Gas Emissions

On June 20, 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held that the Clean Air Act, and  the authority it confers on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, “displaces” any federal … Continue reading

Posted in Emissions, EPA

Distressed Energy Investments: A Changing Landscape

Distressed Energy Investments: A Changing Landscape July 28, 2011 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. ET – Program and Discussion 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. ET – Networking Reception Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP One World Financial Center, New York City … Continue reading

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