Court Shuts Down Dakota Access Pipeline Pending Environmental Review
202007.10
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Court Shuts Down Dakota Access Pipeline Pending Environmental Review

On July 6, 2020, a federal judge for the District of Columbia ordered that the Dakota Access Pipeline be emptied pending a court–ordered environmental review by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). This decision comes three years after the pipeline first began carrying oil in 2017. The movement against the pipeline won an initial…

Public Service Commission Requests Comment on Community Host Benefit Program for Renewable Energy Projects
202006.02
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Public Service Commission Requests Comment on Community Host Benefit Program for Renewable Energy Projects

New York’s new renewable energy siting process requires renewable energy project developers provide a “host community benefit” to a municipality where a project is proposed to be sited. That benefit may be: (1) “a discount or credit on the utility bills of the utility’s customers in a renewable host community, or a compensatory or environmental…