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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. United States Army Corps of Engineers

ELR Case

The D.C. Circuit denied a pipeline developer's petition to rehear en banc the Circuit's panel decision upholding a district court ruling that the developer's easement for the Dakota Access pipeline violated NEPA. 

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe v. United States Army Corps of Engineers

ELR Case

The D.C. Circuit affirmed in part and reversed in part a lower court order vacating a Mineral Leasing Act easement issued by the Army Corps of Engineers for the Dakota Access Pipeline and directing the pipeline to be shut down. Native...

Banks v. United States

ELR Case

A Federal Claims court held that the Surface Transportation Board (STB) temporarily took landowners' property without just compensation for use as an interim trail under the National Trails System Act. The landowners' predecessors-in-...

California: Energy

ELR State Update Item

Severance v. Patterson

ELR Case

The Supreme Court of Texas, on certification from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, held that Texas does not recognize a "rolling" public beachfront access easement on Galveston's West Beach. Land patents from the...