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Dewey Home & Investment Properties, LLC v. Delaware Riverkeeper Network

A Pennsylvania court dismissed developers' lawsuit against environmental activists and township residents for alleged tortious interference with contract with respect to a series of oil and gas leases. In an underlying suit, the...

Citizens v. Graham

The Florida Supreme Court held that the state's public utility commission exceeded its statutory rate-setting authority when it allowed an electric company to use customer money to recover costs incurred investing in a shale gas...

Longmont v. Colorado Oil & Gas Ass'n,

The Supreme Court of Colorado held that state law preempts a city's ban on hydraulic fracturing and waste disposal within city limits. The Colorado Constitution recognizes the sovereignty of "home rule cities," meaning that in matters...

Fort Collins v. Colorado Oil & Gas Ass'n

The Supreme Court of Colorado held that state law preempts a city's five-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing and waste disposal within city limits. Although the Colorado Constitution recognizes the sovereignty of "home rule cities...

Noble Energy, Inc. v. Jewell

The D.C. Circuit, in an unpublished opinion, upheld a lower court's grant of summary judgment in favor of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) after it ordered an energy company to permanently plug and abandon one...

Natural Resources Defense Council v. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

The D.C. Circuit denied an environmental group's petition challenging NRC's decision not to allow the group to intervene in the license renewal proceeding for a nuclear power station located 35 miles outside of Philadelphia. The group...

Miami-Dade County v. Florida Power & Light Co.

A Florida appellate court reversed and remanded the state siting board's decision to permit a power company to construct and operate two new nuclear generating units and to install miles of new transmission lines in and near the East...

Hughes v. Talen Energy Marketing LLC

The U.S. Supreme Court held that the Federal Power Act (FPA) preempts a Maryland program intended to encourage in-state power generation. Maryland selected, through a proposal process, a power generation development company to construct...

Shattered Nerves: Addressing Induced Seismicity Through the Law of Nuisance

The number of earthquakes felt in the central and eastern United States has increased dramatically; the scientific consensus is that injection of oil and gas wastewater fluids is the most likely culprit. Regulations and voluntary...

Shell Offshore Inc. v. Greenpeace, Inc.

The Ninth Circuit dismissed an environmental group's appeal of a preliminary injunction that barred it from interfering with oil exploration activities in the...