Blank Rome is engaged at the federal, state, and local levels in the policies and politics that impact the energy industry. In tandem with our government affairs affiliate, Blank Rome Government Relations LLC, we develop focused, successful strategies to navigate the complex matrix of policy, legislation, and regulation. Our Policy and Political Law team includes two former U.S. Senators, a former U.S. Secretary of Energy, a former Secretary to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, and several high-level staff to congressional representatives, congressional committees, and executive branch agencies. Our services include:
- congressional relations
- executive branch liaison
- public policy, legislation, and regulation
- federal funding strategies
- strategic communications
- relationships and coalition building
- oversight and investigations
- political action committee (“PAC”) formation and management
- regulation of political contributions
- state-level lobbying
- Served as counsel to a consortium of energy companies seeking specific provisions regarding energy regulation in the Energy Policy Act of 2005.
- Served as counsel to the Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan in proceedings before the President’s Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future.
- Served as counsel to the Savannah River Site Community Reuse Organization (“SRSCRO”) in seeking amendments to the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 to authorize development and operation of an interim storage site for commercial spent nuclear fuel.
- Helped secure federal funding for water treatments at a major manufacturing facility, enabling the company to expand its plant.
- Assisted a major chemical company concerned with onerous regulations in the European Union with mitigating the impact of the regulations. We developed their successful strategy and connected the client with skilled local counsel.
- Developed legislation enacted to study federal support for the development of a new system to transport volatile liquid chemicals such as benzene, toluene, and xylene, by a common carrier pipeline to enhance the safety and efficiency of handling chemicals and free up capacity for other items to be moved by other modes of transportation.