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Environmental Defense Center v. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

A district court granted in part and denied in part environmental groups' motion for summary judgment relating to a proposal to permit hydraulic fracturing operations off the coast of California. The groups argued that the Bureau of...

Marcellus Shale Coalition v. Department of Environmental Protection of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

A Pennsylvania state court granted in part and denied in part an industry trade group's challenge to state rules governing hydraulic fracturing near playgrounds. The group argued that the rules' definitions for "common areas of a school...

Kansas City Power & Light Co. v. Missouri Public Service Commission

A Missouri appellate court affirmed in part and reversed in part the Missouri Public Service Commission's order suspending an electric utility company's request for a general rate increase.The company argued that the Commission...

NextEra Energy Resources, LLC v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

The D.C. Circuit denied power companies' petitions to review FERC orders approving an exemption to the minimum offer price rule in the New England forward capacity market for a limited amount of qualifying renewable energy. The...

Utility Workers Union of America Local 464 & Robert Clark v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

The D.C. Circuit dismissed electricity customers' petitions to review FERC's orders approving high clearing prices for future capacity to generate electricity in wholesale auctions. The customers argued that FERC's determination...

Ergon-West Virginia, Inc. v. United States Environmental Protection Agency

The Fourth Circuit granted an oil refinery's petition to review EPA's decision denying the refinery an exemption from biofuel requirements under the Agency's renewable fuel standard program, and vacated the Agency's decision. The...

Grain Belt Express Clean Line, LLC v. Public Service Commission

Missouri's highest court reversed an order by the Missouri Public Service Commission denying a transmission company's application for a line certificate of convenience and necessity (CCN). The company argued that the Commission erred in...

Ass'n of Businesses Advocating Tariff Equity v. Michigan Public Service Commission

A Michigan appellate court reversed an order by the Michigan Public Service Commission requiring alternative energy suppliers in the Lower Peninsula to secure in-state generating capacity to ensure reliable electric service. An industry...

American Rivers v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

The D.C. Circuit vacated a license renewal that FERC granted for a power plant on the Coosa River. Environmental groups argued that the agency violated the Federal Power Act, NEPA, and the ESA when it issued the power company's license...

Wayne Land & Mineral Group LLC v. Delaware River Basin Commission

The Third Circuit vacated a lower court's dismissal of a company's claim that the Delaware River Basin Commission did not have authority to review the company's proposed fracking activities. The company argued that the Commission lacked...

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