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Weekly Cases Update Volume 42, Issue 25

Impact Energy Resources, LLC v. Salazar

42 ELR 20183
11-4043, -4057 (10th Cir., September 2012)

The Tenth Circuit upheld the DOI Secretary's decision to rescind 77 oil and gas leases on federal land around national parks in Utah. BLM auctioned the oil and gas leases to energy companies in late 2008 during the last weeks of the George W. Bush administration. After the auction but before the...

Resource development

United States v. NCR Corp.

42 ELR 20184
10-C-910 (E.D. Wis., August 2012)

A district court denied a group of companies' motion for summary judgment challenging the government's remedy for cleaning up PCB contamination in Wisconsin's Fox River. The companies argued that the administrative record is fatally incomplete due to the destruction of certain computer model...


City of Redding, California v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

42 ELR 20182
09-72775 et al. (9th Cir., August 2012)

The Ninth Circuit denied petitions challenging FERC orders that retroactively reset the market rates that were charged in the California electricity markets during the state's energy crisis of 2000 and 2001. After California deregulated and restructured its electricity market in the mid-1990s,...

Federal Power Act (FPA)