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Context is Crucial in Examining BLM’s Proposed Rule for Fracking On Federal Land
California Lawmakers Making a Strong Push to Ban Hydraulic Fracturing
California Commercial Building Owners Must Disclose Energy Usage of the Building During Sale, Lease or Financing after July 1, 2013
Uncertainty Surrounds Illinois’s Nationally-Watched Collaborative Legislation On Fracking
Transbay Tower Groundbreaking
Consultant: BigLaw Growth is NOT Dead!
Weekly Brief: 78% of Law Schools Ignore ABA Rule
Local Governments Continue to Fight States for Right to Govern Fracking
Deryck Palmer on What’s Next for the Energy Sector
BigLaw's Banker: I've Got a "Robust" List of Firms That May Fail
Are EPA Regulations or Market Factors More to Blame for Potential Coal Plant Closures?
Regulatory Challanges When Bringing a Vehicle to Market in the United States
Obama Blocks Chinese-Owned Wind Project Out of Concerns for National Security
Pacific Northwest Positioned to Be Hub for Great Sustainable Transportation Economy
Stewart Baker, Former GC of NSA, on Why the Cybersecurity Act Failed & Threat of Tomorrow’s Terrorism
Who pays for road damage in Pennsylvania after ACT 13?
Marcellus gas fuels Natural Gas Vehicles
Vermont Becomes the First State to Outlaw Fracking—Stone Pigman's Keith Hall
Natural gas encourages industrial and large commercial end-users to revisit their operational plans
LXBN This Week, Episode 1: Brinker, NLRB Posting Rule, Fracking, SmithKline in the Supreme Court
Res judicata is one of those phrases learned in law school that seemed of limited utility. How often is someone going to bring the same claim twice?...more
One of the shibboleths of those following climate change litigation is the idea that new legal theories will be surfaced, fired in the furnace of litigation and then forged as the vehicle for addressing climate change in the...more
On November 26, 2012, the Alberta Court of Appeal released the decision of Justice Slatter denying leave to appeal a decision made by the Joint Review Panel (the Panel) established to evaluate Shell Canada’s application to...more
The plaintiffs in the climate change liability suit, Native Village of Kivalina v. ExxonMobil, won’t go quietly. Last Thursday, Plaintiffs filed with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals a petition for rehearing en banc...more
I finally had an opportunity to review the recent Final Decision in In the Matter of Palmer Renewable Energy, concerning the proposed Palmer biomass facility. Last week, MassDEP Commissioner Ken Kimmell affirmed the...more
A few weeks ago, the California Court of Appeal issued an interesting unpublished decision detailing a long, drawn-out eminent domain battle in Riverside County. I haven't blogged about it yet because, well to be honest, it...more
Commonwealth Court rules on amendments limiting municipal zoning authority.
On July 26, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania held that 2012 amendments to Pennsylvania's Oil and Gas Act (Act 13) that preempt local...more
Yesterday, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania issued an order declaring null and void sections of the new 2012 Oil and Gas Act ("Act 13"), which preempted local zoning ordinances that regulate oil and gas operations and...more
The United States District Court in Syracuse has issued a preliminary injunction against Oswego County to prohibit it from enforcing the 2011 Flow Control Law against JWJ Industries, Inc. and Jeff Holbook.
Without comment, the Arizona Supreme Court yesterday declined to hear an appeal of the Court of Appeals' decision in the legal battle over the state's Renewable Energy Standard and Tariff (REST) rules. The appeal was sought...more
The U.S. Supreme Court threaded the needle in its 8-0 decision in AEP v. Connecticut. The Court unanimously ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency's greenhouse gas rulemaking under authority of the Clean Air Act has...more
In an order issued on December 16, 2010, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) affirmed that federal entities are subject to the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Reliability Standards. At the...more
Article on 7th Circuit opinion upholding the dismissal of a lawsuit seeking to prevent the Village of Rockton's acquisition of utility assets.
This article was written by Dave Scriven-Young, an attorney with Peckar &...more
On July 22, 2010, the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania decided Penneco Oil Company v. The County of Fayette, Pennsylvania,1 holding that a local "zoning" ordinance targeting natural gas drilling is not preempted by...more
Mississippi homeowners sued 34 energy companies and utilities operating in the Gulf Coast for damage sustained to their property during Hurricane Katrina. The homeowners alleged that the defendants had emitted greenhouse...more
Any private entity with significant greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions could be identified in the next climate change lawsuit. Filed in 2004 by a coalition of states and land trusts, Connecticut v. American Electric Power was the...more
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