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Endangered Species Act (ESA) Fracking

From ESA to Keystone to EPA, Changes Coming Fast

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Few things are certain leading up to Donald Trump’s presidency. But there is no question that environmental and energy policy will take center stage in the days – perhaps hours – following his inauguration....more

Environmental Groups Sue Federal Agencies Again in Unending Legal Battle Over Offshore Oil Development

by Stoel Rives LLP on

On November 11, 2016, the Environmental Defense Center (“EDC”) and Santa Barbara Channelkeeper jointly filed suit against several federal agencies including the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the Bureau of Safety and...more

What Now? U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Post-Election Outlook

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: With a dramatic change from a progressive democratic to a conservative republican administration, we anticipate that EPA is not only likely to pivot away from an enforcement heavy to a more business...more

Dunes Sagebrush Lizard Decision Upholds Importance of Conservation Agreements

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

On March 1, the oil and gas industry won a significant victory when the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upheld the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s (“FWS”) decision that conservation agreements supported by the industry...more

Texas Environmental Update

by Bracewell LLP on

Gunnison Sage Grouse Continues Its Wobbly Path Toward Listing Energy Legal Blog, May 14, 2014 - Last week, the Gunnison Sage Grouse took another detour on its road to being listed under the Endangered Species Act...more

The Shale Play Today - December 2013

In This Issue: - The State of the Marcellus & Utica Shale Natural Gas Industry - Challenges of New Indiana Bat Guidance - Ethane Cracker Likely in W.Va. - A Productive Year in Shale - Excerpt from...more

The Criminal Side of Fracking: Individuals and Companies Face State and Federal Criminal Charges related to Handling and Disposal...

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

On Monday, October 28, 2013, the Clean Water Action national environmental organization (“CWA”) filed a federal civil lawsuit against Waste Treatment Corporation for the alleged illegal disposal of hundreds of thousands of...more

Energy And Environment Update -- May 6, 2013

by Mintz Levin on

In This Issue: Energy & Climate Debate; Congress; Administration; Department of Energy; Environmental Protection Agency; Department of Interior; Department of Defense; Nuclear Regulatory Commission; Federal Energy...more

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - January 23, 2013

by Allen Matkins on

In This Issue: Environmental and Policy Focus - A conversation with outgoing EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson; A Challenge To Obama's Climate Change Pledge; BLM pulls proposed fracking rules, works on new version; Six Top...more

BLM Responds to Allegations of Fracking-Related Endangered Species Act Violations

by K. Eric Adair on

As we previously reported, on August 29, 2012, the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) gave notice of its intent to sue the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for alleged violations of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Last...more

Environmental Group Threatens Suit for Fracking-Related Endangered Species Act Violations

by K. Eric Adair on

On August 29, the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) gave notice of its intent to sue the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for alleged violations of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). CBD’s notice asserts that BLM has...more

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