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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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Governor Mills Lifts Wind Power Moratorium

On Thursday, Governor Mills issued an   Executive Order  lifting a moratorium on new wind energy permits. Former Governor Paul LePage issued the moratorium in January 2018 and created a Maine Wind Energy Advisory...

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61 Verrill Attorneys Honored as Best Lawyers, 12 as Lawyers of the Year

(September 3, 2019) – More than 60 Verrill attorneys were once again recognized as “Best Lawyers” by Best Lawyers® 2020 . In addition, 12 attorneys from the firm were named “Lawyer of the Year,&rdquo...

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Dynamic Pricing Triggers EV Owners’ Load Shift to Early Morning Hours

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7th Annual Natural Gas Conference

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

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Maine Public Utilities Commission Approves Weaver Wind Power Contract

On July 12, 2019, the Maine Public Utilities Commission unanimously approved a long-term contract for the purchase of power from Weaver Wind, a 72.6 MW wind power project in Hancock County Maine. The expected...

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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...

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Recent Maine Legislation Bolster Solar, Distributed Generation

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Bingham Wind Project

Verrill’s environmental team successfully permitted the Bingham Wind project, which at 185 MW is the largest wind power project in New England. The project includes fifty-six 3.3 MW Vestas turbines, a transmission line, an...

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Champion of Wind Energy Projects