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BLM’s approval of 117-mile California power line not subject to judicial review

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 10 2012

According to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) approval of a $1.9-billion, 117-mile California power line was not subject to judicial review

EPA seeks waste water disposal information from natural-gas drilling companies

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 20 2011

EPA has reportedly issued Clean Water Act information requests to six naturalgas drilling companies with operations in Pennsylvania seeking information on how they dispose of wastewater generated through exploration, extraction and gas production in the Marcellus shale formation

Federal court holds that EPA CWA guidance exceeds agency’s authority

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 10 2012

A federal court in the District of Columbia has ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) exceeded its authority under the Clean Water Act (CWA) in connection with permits for surface mines in Kentucky and West Virginia

Pennsylvania appellate court rejects state ban on local hydraulic fracturing limits

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 3 2012

A divided Pennsylvania state appellate court has ruled that a state law which forbade municipalities from limiting where natural gas drilling can occur within their boundaries is unconstitutional

Federal court tosses challenges to gas plant cleanup plan

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 5 2012

A federal court in the District of Columbia has dismissed a lawsuit seeking to force the cleanup of constituents left behind by a former manufactured gas plant

Federal judge overrules global warming challenges to Wyoming coal leases

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 10 2012

A federal court in the District of Columbia has rejected challenges under the National Environmental Policy Act to the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM’s) decision to lease two public tracts in Wyoming for coal mining operations

Tenth Circuit dismisses as time barred challenges to BLM oil and gas leases

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 14 2012

In a split ruling, a Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals panel has upheld the dismissal of energy companies’ claims relating to oil and gas leases that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) awarded in late 2008 and then repudiated in early 2009 Impact Energy Res., LLC v. Salazar, Nos. 11-4043, -4057 (10th Circuit, 952012

Court nixes energy department’s decorative fireplace rule

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 22 2013

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) efficiency rules applicable to decorative fireplaces. Hearth, Patio, &

EPA settles IPAA challenge to website pronouncement on hydraulic fracturing using diesel fuel

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 29 2012

The Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) and the US Oil & Gas Association have settled their suit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA

Generating station reheater replacement not exempted from NSR as RMRR

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 28 2012

A Louisiana federal court has decided that an electricity generating station’s replacement of two primary reheaters could not reasonably be exempted from New Source Review under the Clean Air Act as routine maintenance, repair or replacement