Monthly Archives: February 2011

“Name and Shame” Scheme for Conflict Minerals

Read more here about a provision added to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that requires publicly traded companies to disclose in SEC filings whether their products contain “conflict minerals”

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Significant IRS Ruling on Energy Property Qualifying for Investment Tax Credit

The IRS recently provided some much needed guidance on the Section 48 investment tax credit regarding the scope of what is qualifying energy property. Section 48 generally allows for

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Legal Fight Continues in Pennsylvania Fracking Case

For the second time in three months, a judge in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania has allowed a claim to go forward on whether hydraulic fracturing – or “fracking” – activities can be the … Continue reading

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Gas for Oil—A Different Meaning for “Replacement”

Exxon Mobil has announced that it is experiencing increasing difficulty “replacing” oil at the same rate as it has been extracting oil. In other words, if Exxon pumps 100 barrels of oil out of the earth, it has only identified … Continue reading

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Energy Efficiency: More Regulation and Enforcement Is On The Way

Broadly speaking, “energy efficiency” can be a hallmark of responsibility, a cost-cutting measure, and a selling point of increasing importance. At the same time, energy efficiency is becoming more important as a regulatory tool and enforcement priority for the federal … Continue reading

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