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Wayne Land & Mineral Group LLC v. Delaware River Basin Commission

The Third Circuit vacated a lower court's dismissal of a company's claim that the Delaware River Basin Commission did not have authority to review the company's proposed fracking activities. The company argued that the Commission lacked...

Silfab Solar, Inc. v. United States

The Federal Circuit affirmed a lower court decision denying three Canadian solar manufacturers' and a U.S. importer's motion for preliminary injunction to bar the enforcement of presidentially imposed tariffs on solar products. The...

Tindall v. First Solar, Inc.

The Ninth Circuit upheld the dismissal of shareholders' derivative action against a solar panel company for failing to disclose in financial statements and press releases the existence of manufacturing and design defects. The...

South Carolina v. United States

A district court granted South Carolina's motion to preliminarily enjoin DOE from terminating a mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility project currently under construction until the case can be decided on its merits. The project is...

Gorsline v. Board of Supervisors of Fairfield Township

Pennsylvania's highest court reversed a lower court decision that would have allowed a company to drill, construct, develop, and operate unconventional natural gas wells as a conditional use in a district zoned for residential and...

Marcellus Shale Coalition v. Department of Environmental Protection

Pennsylvania's highest court largely upheld a temporary injunction enjoining the state environmental agency from enforcing certain regulations governing unconventional oil and gas operations. The court reversed the lower court's...

Oakland Bulk & Oversized Terminal, LLC v. City of Oakland

A district court held that a city council breached a development agreement for a proposed export terminal when it passed an ordinance that banned coal operations at "bulk materials facilities" as well as a resolution that applied the...

Colorado Oil & Gas Ass'n v. City of Thornton

A Colorado court, on motions for summary judgment, held that state and federal law preempt portions of a city ordinance concerning the regulation of oil and gas development within its boundaries. The provisions for minimum setbacks...

Diné Citizens Against Ruining Our Environment v. Jewell

A district court dismissed environmental groups' NEPA and National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) claims against BLM in connection with its approval of oil and gas drilling on public and tribal lands near Cacho Cultural National...

Briggs v. Southwestern Energy Production Co.

A Pennsylvania appellate court held that a family may go forward with its lawsuit against a natural gas company for operating wells on adjacent property to extract natural gas from beneath the family's property via hydraulic fracturing...