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Natural Resources (generally)

Western Watersheds Project v. Schneider

A district court denied a motion to dismiss or transfer a lawsuit concerning greater sage-grouse habitat management plans. Environmental groups argued that BLM violated NEPA, FLPMA, and the National Forest Management Act when it issued...

PennEast Pipeline Co., LLC

The Third Circuit vacated a district court decision granting a gas pipeline company's orders of condemnation and preliminary injunctive relief for immediate access to properties along the pipeline route that had been preserved by New...

Oberlin, Ohio v. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

The D.C. Circuit remanded to FERC for further explanation of its order authorizing a company to construct an interstate natural gas pipeline through Michigan and Ohio and to use eminent domain to acquire any necessary rights-of-way. A...

Wyoming v. United States Department of the Interior

In an unpublished opinion, the Tenth Circuit vacated a district court's order enjoining BLM's Waste Prevention Rule, which restricted the venting and flaring of natural gas wells, pending finalization of a replacement rule that was...

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In an unpublished opinion, the D.C. Circuit denied environmental groups' petitions to review FERC's issuance of a certificate of public convenience and necessity for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In an unpublished opinion, the D.C. Circuit dismissed an environmental group's petition to review FERC's issuance of a certificate of public convenience and necessity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In an unpublished opinion, the D.C. Circuit dismissed a town's petition to review FERC's issuance of a certificate of public convenience and necessity under the Natural Gas Act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...