Michael Diamond counsels clients in the natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) industries on federal regulatory matters, particularly under the Natural Gas Act (NGA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Michael’s primary practice encompasses natural gas pipeline rate, tariff, and certificate matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). In this capacity, Michael has provided strategic advice to pipelines in several NGA Section 4 and 5 rate case proceedings, in addition to advising on day-to-day regulatory compliance matters. Michael has also assisted clients challenging administrative actions before federal courts, and conducted regulatory due diligence for several LNG export projects.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Michael Diamond
Van Ness Feldman’s Natural Gas & Oil Pipelines Practice Group is recognized by the National Law Review as a Go-To Thought Leader for the group’s analysis of environmental legislation and public policy including developments from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and it’s Gas Pipeline Advisory Committee (GPAC) and Liquid Pipeline Advisory Committee (LPAC) , the Department of Transportation (DOT), OSHA’s process safety management (PSM) regulatory group and the Pipeline Association for Public Awareness. Van Ness Feldman’s involvement in two of the largest natural gas pipeline projects ever constructed in North America provides a unique insight related to regulatory matters and litigation impacting environmental interest holders, refiners, offshore exploration groups and production companies, offshore drilling companies, and LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) terminal developers. The following Van Ness Feldman attorney authors are the most frequent contributors on pipeline safety news: Marco Bracamonte, Jacob I. Cunningham, Michael Diamond, Bryn S. Karaus, Susan A. Olenchuk and Michael R. Pincus.