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Energy (generally)

Center for Biological Diversity v. Department of Energy

A court holds that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) violated the Energy Policy Act in refusing to require large private and municipal fleets of motor vehicles to use alternative fuel vehicles. The Energy Policy Act, which was...

Knott v. Federal Energy Regulatory Comm'n

The First Circuit denied an electric company's petition for review of three Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) orders that asserted mandatory licensing authority over the company's hydroelectric project, required the company to...

Riverkeeper, Inc. v. Collins

The court holds that it lacked jurisdiction over the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC's) decision denying environmental groups' request that the licensing of two nuclear power plants in New York be conditioned on several safety-...

Commonwealth Edison Co. v. United States

The court affirms the dismissal of a domestic utility company's allegation that the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPACT) unconstitutionally imposed monetary assessments on domestic utilities for the remediation of environmentally...

Friends of the Cowlitz v. Federal Energy Regulatory Comm'n

The court denies environmental groups' petitions to review the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC's) decision not to bring an enforcement action against a city for violating the terms of an operating license for a...

IES Indus., Inc. v. United States

The court holds that an electric utility company that was a 70% owner of a nuclear power plant in Iowa can deduct 15 years' worth of Energy Policy Act (EPACT) assessments in the tax year that the liability was determined. In 1992,...

United States v. Kentucky

The court affirms a district court decision holding that the Atomic Energy Act (AEA) preempted a state environmental agency's solid waste disposal permit conditions that prohibited disposal of radioactive materials in a landfill at a U....

Wisconsin Valley Improvement Co. v. Federal Energy Regulatory Comm'n

The court holds that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) could require a hydroelectric power company, as part of its Federal Power Act (FPA) license, to implement a wild rice enhancement plan on a lake bordering federal...

United States v. Locke

The Court holds that at least four of Washington State's regulations governing oil tanker operations and design are preempted by the Port and Waterway Safety Act (PWSA). The Court first holds that the preemptive effect of the PWSA and...

Grand Council of the Crees v. Federal Energy Regulatory Comm'n

The court holds that a Native American council and an environmental group lack standing under the Federal Power Act (FPA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to challenge a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) order...