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Shell Offshore Inc. v. Greenpeace, Inc.

ELR Case

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

Center for Biological Diversity v. California Dep't of Conservation

ELR Case

A California court denied an environmental group's motion to preliminarily enjoin emergency regulations governing the underground injection of wastewater produced by oil drilling. The emergency regulations establish a timeline for...

Antero Resources Corp. v. Strudley

ELR Case

The Colorado Supreme Court held that state law does not allow a trial court to issue a modified case management order, such as a "Lone Pine" order, that requires a plaintiff to present prima facie evidence in support of a claim...

Native Village of Point Hope v. Salazar

ELR Case

The Ninth Circuit dismissed environmental and Alaska Native groups' petitions challenging the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's (BOEM's) approval of an oil company's exploration plan to drill in the Beaufort Sea. BOEM's decision...

Ensco Offshore Co. v. Salazar

ELR Case

A district court, on cross-motions for summary judgment, upheld a DOI regulation requiring oil lessees to obtain drilling permits for...

Hornbeck Offshore Services, LLC v. Salazar

ELR Case

A district court held DOI in contempt of court for imposing a second moratorium on deepwater oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico after the court preliminarily enjoined the agency from enforcing the agency's original moratorium....