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Natural Resources (generally)

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...

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

The Fifth Circuit vacated the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC's) decision that two natural gas pipelines perform a "transportation" function rather than a "gathering" function, thereby subjecting them to FERC jurisdiction's...

Londonderry Neighborhood Coalition v. Federal Energy Regulatory Comm'n

The court holds that it lacks jurisdiction to review a neighborhood group's petition to review a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) decision that certified a natural gas pipeline replacement project in New Hampshire. The group...

Martin v. Federal Energy Regulatory Comm'n

The court denies a property owner's petition to review the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC's) authorization of the construction of a pipeline that would traverse part of the owner's historic property. The court first holds...

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. v. Federal Energy Regulatory Comm'n

The court denied gas producers' petition to review two Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) rulings concerning the producers' obligation to repay taxes improperly collected under Natural Gas Production Act (NGPA) §110, but...

Moreau v. Federal Energy Regulatory Comm'n

The court dismisses claims by owners of property adjacent to a natural gas pipeline that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) violated the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Natural Gas Act (NGA), and the Due...