24 11, 2014

E&E Legal Letters Issue V: E&E Legal, FME Law Forced to Again File Suit Against FERC to Compel them to Release FOIA’d Documents

2014-11-24T12:08:54-05:00November 24th, 2014|E&E Legal Letters, FERC, Horner, Richardson, Transparency|

by Craig Richardson E&E Legal Executive Director On October 21, E&E Legal and FME Law once again sued the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) under FOIA to compel production of key federal records. The records relate to FERC having conditioned its stalled approval of Constellation Energy’s merger with Exelon Corporation upon payment of a then-record settlement [...]

4 09, 2014

Legal Letters Issue IV: Questions remain about FERC’s settlement with Constellation Energy

2016-12-11T17:07:57-05:00September 4th, 2014|E&E Legal Letters, FERC, Mandelbaum, Transparency|

By Chaim Mandelbaum FME Law Counsel On March 8th 2012 the Constellation Energy Group agreed to a settlement with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).[1] The $245 million dollar settlement was a huge win for FERC’s Office of Enforcement, which had opened the investigation into Constellation in January 2008, only to see it languish for [...]

23 06, 2014

E&E Legal/FME Law File FOIA Request with FERC Seeking Wellinghoff and Bay’s E-mails Related to Constellation-Exelon Merger

2014-06-24T08:57:48-04:00June 23rd, 2014|FERC, FME Law, FME Law v. FERC, Horner, Richardson, Transparency|

Today, the Free Market Environmental Law Center (FME Law) and the Energy & Environment Legal Institute (E&E Legal) filed a FOIA request with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) seeking "copies of all emails: 1) sent or received by either Jon Wellinghoff, or Norman Bay of FERC’s Office of Enforcement, 2) which use in either the [...]

27 03, 2014

Natural Gas Intelligence: Lawsuit Seeks Documents Related to Bay’s FERC Nomination

2014-04-02T11:53:44-04:00March 27th, 2014|FERC, Media Coverage, Nominees, Transparency|

by David Bradley Natural Gas Intelligence The Energy & Environment Legal Institute (E&E) has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in which it claims FERC has refused to release documents in response to an October 2013 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request related to alleged maneuvering by former [...]

26 03, 2014

Washington Examiner: Energy regulator nominates unqualified crony, refuses to respond to FOIA request

2014-03-26T18:34:42-04:00March 26th, 2014|FERC, Horner, Media Coverage, Nominees, Transparency|

by Ashe Schow Washington Examiner Classic Washington: hire someone based on political reasons and not actual qualifications, and hope no one notices. And if someone notices: ignore, ignore, ignore. That's the path chosen by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which has refused to turn over documents relating to an October 2013Freedom of Information Act request regarding [...]

26 03, 2014

Press Release: E&E Legal Sues FERC to Compel Production Under FOIA of Emails Relating to Former Chairman’s Efforts to “Burrow” Political Appointee Norman Bay as Career Employee

2016-12-11T17:08:00-05:00March 26th, 2014|FERC, Horner, Press Releases, Richardson, Schnare, Transparency|

For Immediate Release: March 26, 2014 Contact: Craig Richardson [email protected] E&E Legal Sues FERC to Compel Production Under FOIA of Emails Relating to Former Chairman’s Efforts to “Burrow” Political Appointee Norman Bay as Career Employee, Ensuring Continued Influence as He Prepared to Depart for Private Law Practice Washington, D.C. – The Energy & Environment Legal [...]