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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...

Kanter Real Estate, LLC v. Department of Environmental Protection

A state appellate court reversed the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's order denying an oil and gas permit to a real estate company to drill an exploratory oil well in the Everglades. The company argued that the...

Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center v. Grantham

A district court granted environmental groups' motion to preliminarily enjoin the U.S. Forest Service from harvesting damaged trees in the Klamath National Forest following a 2017 fire. The groups argued that the harvesting project...

Center for Biological Diversity v. U.S. Bureau of Land Management

A district court denied environmental groups' motion for summary judgment against BLM for lease sales in 2017. The groups argued that BLM failed to fully consider numerous and foreseeable environmental impacts of the leases as required...

Davilla v. Enable Midstream Partners L.P.

The Tenth Circuit affirmed in part and reversed in part a lower court's decision in a challenge to a natural gas pipeline company's expired easement on tribal land. The pipeline company appealed the district court's granting of summary...

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In an unpublished opinion, the D.C. Circuit dismissed an environmental group's petition to review FERC's issuance of a certificate of public convenience and necessity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In an unpublished opinion, the D.C. Circuit dismissed a town's petition to review FERC's issuance of a certificate of public convenience and necessity under the Natural Gas Act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In an unpublished opinion, a district court granted a pipeline company eminent domain rights to properties in New Jersey for construction of a natural gas pipeline.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...

Cowpasture River Preservation Association v. Forest Service

The Fourth Circuit vacated the U.S. Forest Service's decisions authorizing a natural gas pipeline to be constructed across two national forests. Environmental groups argued that the agency violated the National Forest Management Act...

Indigenous Environmental Network v. United States Department of State

A district court granted in part and denied in part a pipeline company's motion to amend the court's previous order temporarily enjoining the company from constructing a cross-border oil pipeline known as Keystone XL. The company sought...

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