BackgroundThe PJM Interconnection (PJM) administers a mandatory forward capacity market in the Mid-Atlantic region, as well as other electricity markets. Portions of Maryland fall within a constrained region within PJM’s footprint. After several years of concern that PJM’s capacity market had failed to sufficiently incent the construction of new generation within the Maryland constraint, resulting in higher prices and reliability concerns, the Maryland Public Service Commission (MPSC) issued an order soliciting proposals for construction of a new gas-fired power plant in Maryland. The MPSC ultimately accepted the proposal of CPV Maryland, LLC (CPV) to construct a 725 MW gas-fired generator and required its regulated load serving entities (LSEs) to enter into a 20-year “contract for differences” with CPV. Under the contract, CPV retained title to the generator’s capacity, and was required to bid the capacity into the PJM market. The … [Read more...] about Supreme Court Addresses Limits on State Authority to Promote New Generation Development
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Haynesworth became a suspect after a rape victim spotted him in a Richmond, Va., market in 1984 and concluded he was the man who had raped her, the Post says. Five women eventually identified Haynesworth as their attacker, leading to three convictions. He was acquitted in a fourth case while charges were dropped in the fifth. … [Read more...] about Va. Inmate Imprisoned for 27 Years Obtains Writ of Actual Innocence; He Now Works for State AG
Interior’s DPP would schedule the majority of lease sales in the Central and Western Gulf of Mexico, and other areas where leasing activity has been ongoing under the current program. For the first time in decades, it would open the mid-Atlantic and South Atlantic regions where coastal states generally support offshore oil and gas leasing and development. To accommodate environmental concerns, Interior is proposing a 50-mile buffer for these areas. The DPP also contemplates new lease sales offshore Alaska, but excludes certain areas designated for marine mammal protection. To the disappointment of the oil and gas industry, the DPP does not include areas in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico (offshore Florida). The Pacific region and other areas off-limits in the current program likewise would remain unavailable for leasing. … [Read more...] about Interior Department Proposes to Open Offshore Atlantic Region to Oil and Gas Leasing
That is a far different response, Kuzmick says, than Rawle & Henderson got from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, which at one time also claimed to be the oldest law firm in the United States. The white-shoe megafirm backed off after “a friendly reminder,” Kuzmick says. Cadwalader now calls itself “one of the nation’s oldest law firms (and the oldest continuing Wall Street law practice in the United States),” a claim no one disputes. Its birth date, 1792, makes it a mere infant compared to Rawle & Henderson. … [Read more...] about Which law firm is the oldest in the United States?
“Mr. Paylor is a leader of high integrity who has a record of working with both the business and environmental communities on issues of importance to the commonwealth,” DuVal said in a statement. “His leadership under both Democratic and Republican administrations has resulted in a stable, well-managed agency.” … [Read more...] about As Virginia pipeline battles continue, Northam reappoints head of state environmental agency