Energy

Comments to the US Environmental Protection Energy on behalf of Peabody Energy regarding proposed rules for EPA’s “Clean Power Plan.”

Comments to the US Environmental Protection Energy on behalf of biofuels companies regarding Proposed Standards for the Renewable Fuel Standard Program.

The Municipal Gas Commission of Missouri in a challenge to greenhouse-gas rules issued by EPA. Coalition for Responsible Regulation, Inc. v. E.P.A., 684 F.3d 102 (D.C. Cir. 2012).

A group of motor fuel retailers in an multi-district litigation proceeding involving a series of class actions alleging that the sale of motor fuel without compensating for weather-related changes in volume and temperature was fraudulent. In re Motor Fuel Temperature Sales Practices Litig., MDL No. 1840, Civ. No. 07-MDL-1840-KHV (D. Kan.).

PG&E in a corporate reorganization case presenting questions of bankruptcy law, federal preemption, and state utility regulation. PG&E Corp. v. California PUC, 543 U.S. 956 (2004); PG&E Corp. v. State of California, 549 U.S. 882 (2006). See 2006 WL 1894999 (brief) (U.S. Supreme Court).

State agencies of Alabama, including the Retirement Systems of Alabama, the State Oil & Gas Board, and the Alabama Securities Commission, in a dispute involving leases between natural gas producers and state government. Exxon Mobil Corp. v. Alabama Dep't of Conservation & Natural Res., 986 So.2d 1093 (Ala. 2007) (Alabama Supreme Court).

Illinois Power in Illinois Commerce Commission Rulemaking proceeding before Administrative Law Judge, appeal to the Commission, and appeal to state courts relating to utility corporate structures after the legislative enactment of electricity deregulation. Illinois Power Co. v. Illinois Commerce Com'n, 316 Ill.App.3d 254, 736 N.E.2d 196 (5th Dist. 2000).

Puget Sound Power, PacifiCorp, Portland General, & Washington Water Power in coal supply contract dispute with a mining company.

A group of energy-related companies in a case presenting the question whether federal courts may entertain common-law public nuisance suits for the alleged “tort” of contributing to global climate change. American Elec. Power Co. v. Connecticut, 131 S.Ct. 2527 (2011).