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Executive Order Expediting Environmental Reviews and Approvals for High Priority Infrastructure Projects

On his second day in office, President Trump issued several executive orders and memoranda intended to overhaul the environmental review and approval process for pipeline and other infrastructure projects. Among them was EO 13755, intended to expedite environmental reviews and approvals for…

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Dakota Access Pipeline Project Update

The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) project continues to be the subject of extensive news coverage and ongoing controversy. Last quarter’s Watch discussed U.S. District Judge Boasberg’s memorandum opinion denying the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s Motion for Preliminary Injunction, which was immediately followed…

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The FAST Act Seeks to Expedite Multi-Agency NEPA Compliance for Large Infrastructure Projects

A new law offers the prospect of faster Federal approvals and limitations on judicial challenges for certain large infrastructure projects that must comply with the National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”).  In December 2015, Congress enacted and President Obama signed into law the…

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Overview of the Twelve Objectives in New Mexico’s New Energy Plan

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez unveiled the state’s New Energy Plan (“Plan”) on September 14, 2015.  The Plan, entitled “Seizing our Energy Potential: Creating a More Diverse Economy in New Mexico,” focuses on an “all of the above” approach to promote job…

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Ten Selected 2016 Lawyer of Year by Best Lawyers®

Modrall Sperling is pleased to announce that 10 of the firm’s attorneys were recently selected by their peers for expertise in their practice areas and named 2016 “Lawyers…

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Southwest Super Lawyers 2012

    Twenty-nine lawyers from the firm were selected for recognition by Southwest Super Lawyers 2012. Inclusion in Southwest Super Lawyers is based on a strict, multi-step selection process, which includes research on background and experience, as well as stringent peer review. Only…

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