On July 9, 2024, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (“D.C. Circuit”) declined to stay a new Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) rule that seeks to limit methane emissions in the oil and gas industries (“Methane Rule”), thereby allowing the Methane Rule to remain in effect while litigation proceeds.Continue Reading D.C. Circuit Declines to Stay EPA’s New Methane Rule

On June 27, 2024, FERC issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (“ANOPR”) regarding potential reforms to require transmission providers to use dynamic line ratings (“DLRs”) to encourage more accurate and transparent line ratings. The Commission seeks comment on a proposed DLR framework and whether other transmission line rating reforms are needed to ensure just and reasonable and not unduly discriminatory or preferential FERC-jurisdictional rates. Initial and reply comments are due 90 and 120 days after the ANOPR’s publication in the Federal Register, respectively. After the comment period in this proceeding ends, FERC may consider issuing a formal Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, which would be a prerequisite to issuing any final rule.Continue Reading FERC Issues ANOPR on Dynamic Line Ratings