It is no secret that EPA and its wave of recent and forthcoming regulations have stirred up much angst among Republicans in Congress. Many industry groups argue that EPA’s rulemaking, especially its anticipated announcement of a much stricter ozone standard, will have a devastating impact on our fragile economy.

While plenty of bills have been floated since

I was asked by a reader (Associate Law Professor at UT) to provide a free advertisement about a fellowship program for lawyers interested in teaching energy law.  I don’t put advertisements on  my blog, but I thought this may be an interesting opportunity for some of my readers.  The information below was provided by my reader.

The University of Texas School of Law is seeking applicants for an energy law fellowship. Fellows will be jointly affiliated with the Law School’s Emerging Scholars Program and the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law. Fellows do not need to have a specific interest in security issues.

The Emerging Scholars Program offers two-year fellowship to help attorneys prepare for tenure-track faculty positions in U.S. law schools. The Program is designed to give talented attorneys the chance to develop a scholarly agenda and publish one or more articles in preparation for the academic job market. Fellows will be full participants in the rich intellectual life of the Law School, and will receive substantial faculty assistance with their projects.

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Governor Perry of Texas had filed a request to waive 50% of the national volume requirements for the renewable fuel standard (RFS).  The Governor’s Waiver Request cited to the following factors to support issuance of a waiver:

  • Since ethanol mandates were instituted, more of the U.S. corn crop is being diverted to produce fuel
  • 25%