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Energy Law Report Features Hans Eysenbach's Recent Alert on Pipeline Appeals

April 5, 2019 Media Mentions

The Energy Law Reportpublished energy attorney Hans Eysenbach's article entitled, "Pipeline Appeals Grant of Summary Judgment to South Portland Regarding Its Ban on Marine Loading of Crude Oil." Judge Woodcock of the U.S. District Court in Portland, Maine, finding that the South Portland's Clear Skies Ordinance (the Ordinance) was neither a "preempted pipeline facility safety standard or a discriminatory ordinance enacted for an economically protectionist purpose," granted summary judgment to the City on October 9, 2018. Hans discusses the Portland Pipe Line Corporation and its plans to appeal court ruling on the 'Clear Skies' ordinance in a recent energy article.

To access a PDF of the full article, "Pipeline Appeals Grant of Summary Judgment to South Portland Regarding Its Ban on Marine Loading of Crude Oil," click here.

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U.S. Supreme Court Asked to Review Zero Emissions Credit Schemes

In two related cases, Petitioners are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down state generator subsidies that Petitioners argue distort competitive wholesale power markets that are under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Federal...

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Verrill Trial Attorneys Again Recognized as “Local Litigation Stars” by Benchmark Litigation

(October 30, 2019) – Eight Verrill attorneys have once again been recognized for their litigation skills in Benchmark Litigation’s 2020 edition . In addition to the firm’s eight individual rankings, both Karen Frink Wolf...

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Pipeline Expansion, Safety Focus of October 3rd Natural Gas Conference

Keynote Speakers Include Maine Public Utilities Commission Chair Philip L. Bartlett and University of Maine's David Dvorak (October 1, 2019) – Verrill and Pierce Atwood will host the seventh annual full-day Maine Natural Gas...

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MPUC Approves Term Sheet for Three Rivers Solar Power, LLC’s 100 MW Solar Project

Today, the Maine Public Utilities Commission approved a term sheet for a long-term contact for Three Rivers Solar Power, LLC's 100 MW solar project. The Three Rivers Solar project will be located in Hancock...

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Reclassifying as a FERC-Jurisdictional Transmission Line

In 2010, Madison Electric Works (MEW), an electric utility serving Madison, Maine, explored reclassifying its 115-kV power line as a FERC-jurisdictional transmission line. Reclassification of the line, which serves Madison Paper Industries (MPI), Backyard...

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7th Annual Maine Natural Gas Conference

On Thursday, October 3, 2019, Verrill and Pierce Atwood hosted our 7th Annual Maine Natural Gas Conference. Verrill attorney William Harwood and Pierce Atwood attorney John Gulliver led the day as our industry professionals...

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Recent Maine Legislation Bolsters Solar, Distributed Generation

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Beneficial Electrification and Natural Gas Bans in New Buildings, Affordable Sustainability

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The 7th Annual Maine Natural Gas Conference

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Assist Natural Gas Pipeline Company in Maine PUC Proceeding to Select a Provider of Natural Gas Capacity into New England

Since early 2014, our firm has successfully represented a large interstate pipeline company before the Maine PUC in advancing two significant new interstate pipeline expansion projects. The larger of the two projects was designed...