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Natural Resources (generally)

Appalachian Voices v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

In an unpublished opinion, the D.C. Circuit denied environmental groups' petitions to review FERC's issuance of a certificate of public convenience and necessity for construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline. The groups argued that...

Border Infrastructure Environmental Litigation

The Ninth Circuit affirmed a grant of summary judgment to the Department of Homeland Security for waiving applicable environmental laws to expedite construction of border barriers near San Diego and Calexico, California. Environmental...

Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC v. 6.56 Acres of Land

The Fourth Circuit affirmed district courts' injunction orders granting a pipeline company immediate possession of necessary easements along its FERC-approved pipeline route by eminent domain. Landowners argued that the district courts...

Delaware Riverkeeper Network v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

In an unpublished opinion, the D.C. Circuit dismissed an environmental group's petition to review FERC's issuance of a certificate of public convenience and necessity authorizing construction of a gas pipeline. The group challenged the...

Weymouth, Massachusetts v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

In an unpublished opinion, the D.C. Circuit dismissed a town's petition to review FERC's issuance of a certificate of public convenience and necessity under the Natural Gas Act authorizing upgrades to two natural gas pipelines. The town...

PennEast Pipeline Co., LLC

In an unpublished opinion, a district court granted a pipeline company eminent domain rights to properties in New Jersey for construction of a natural gas pipeline. Property owners argued that the company's application to immediately...

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,...