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Natural Resources (generally)

New Jersey Conservation Foundation v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

A district court dismissed a constitutional challenge to FERC's issuance of certificates that stemmed from the agency's order granting a company the right to develop a natural gas pipeline. An environmental group argued that the agency'...

Adorers of the Blood of Christ v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

The Third Circuit affirmed a lower court's dismissal of a religious group's challenge to FERC's approval of a natural gas pipeline along land owned by the group. The group objected to the use of their land as part of the project,...

Berkley v. Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC

The Fourth Circuit affirmed a lower court's dismissal of landowners' challenge to FERC's approval of a natural gas pipeline. The landowners argued that the agency's practice of letting pipeline builders use eminent domain authority to...

Cardno Chemrisk, LLC v. Foytlin

The Massachusetts Supreme Court held that a scientific consultant group hired to assess the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill cannot proceed with a defamation suit against a pair of environmental advocates. The advocates,...

NO Gas Pipeline v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

The D.C. Circuit held that it lacks jurisdiction over petitions for review of a FERC order granting a certificate of public convenience and necessity for the construction of a natural gas pipeline connecting New York and New Jersey....

Learjet, Inc. v. Oneok, Inc.

The Ninth Circuit reversed in part and affirmed in part lower court orders in cases arising out of the energy crisis of 2000-2002 that were consolidated into a multidistrict litigation proceeding. Plaintiffs—retail buyers of natural gas...

Sullivan v. Resisting Environmental Destruction on Indigenous Lands

The Alaska Supreme Court held that neither the Alaska Constitution nor the Alaska Land Act require the state's natural resources agency to issue a written best interest finding at each step of an oil and gas development project. The Act...

Citizens for a Healthy Community v. United States Department of the Interior

A district court held that BLM must disclose the names of companies who have submitted an "expression of interest" (EOI) in obtaining an oil and gas lease on certain public lands in Colorado. The EOI is the first step in the competitive...

Murray Energy Corp. v. Federal Energy Regulatory Comm'n

The D.C. Circuit denied a mining company's petition for review challenging two FERC orders certifying and authorizing the construction of a natural gas pipeline above the mining company's longwall underground coal mine. Longwall...

Washington Gas & Light Co. v. Federal Energy Regulatory Comm'n

The D.C. Circuit denied a petition to review FERC's approval of a construction project that would allow a natural gas importer to import greater quantities of liquefied natural gas and distribute it in gaseous form. The petitioner, a...