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Natural Resources (generally)

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...

AES Sparrows Point LNG, Ltd. Liab. Co. v. Smith

The Fourth Circuit held that the Natural Gas Act (NGA) preempts a county bill prohibiting the siting of any liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal within 1,000 feet from the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. The bill is an amendment to...

Exxon Mobil Corp. v. Federal Energy Regulatory Comm'n

The D.C. Circuit denied petitions to review two Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regulations concerning the project design and capacity expansion of Alaska natural gas transportation projects. The petitioner wants to...

AES Sparrows Point LNG, Ltd. Liab. Co. v. Smith

A court an amendment to a county zoning regulation that prohibits the siting of liquefied natural gas facilities in the Chesapeake Bay Critical Areas of Baltimore County, Maryland. The amendment is not preempted by the Natural Gas Act...