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Would you be annoyed if your neighbor installs a wind turbine?

  • Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
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  • USA
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  • February 15 2013

In 2009, the Nevada legislature enacted a statute intended to remove private barriers to landowners' harnessing of wind energy: Any covenant

Texas appellate court finds overriding royalty interests do not survive partial termination of the underlying leasehold absent express language to the contrary. Sutton v. SM Energy Co., 2013 Tex. App. LEXIS 13859 (Tex. App. Nov. 13, 2013)

  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
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  • USA
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  • February 11 2014

The Court of Appeals of Texas held in November 2013 that when a lease has a provision relieving the lessee of all obligations related to any released

Georgia Superior Court strikes down permit and requires greenhouse gas controls at coal-fired power plant

  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 7 2008

On June 30, 2008, in a surprising decision, a Georgia Fulton County Superior Court construed the Federal Clean Air Act and its implementing regulations to strike down an air permit issued by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Environmental Protection Division (“EPD”

Fifth Circuit applies safe harbor protection to power supply contract in real estate manager's bankruptcy

  • Hunton & Williams LLP
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  • USA
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  • August 28 2012

On August 2, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued its decision in Lightfoot v. MXEnergy Elec., Inc. (In re MBS Mgmt. Servs., Inc.), Case No. 11-30553 (5th Cir. 2012), holding that a real estate management company’s electricity supply contract qualified as a “forward contract”, payments on account of which are protected from avoidance as preferential transfers under the Bankruptcy Code’s “safe harbor” provisions

Ninth Circuit rules that NPDES permits are required for logging road ditches and culverts

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
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  • USA
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  • August 23 2010

In a decision that may eventually have significance far beyond the nine states encompassed by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, that court ruled on August 17, 2010 that timber companies are required to obtain National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System ("NPDES") permits for stormwater discharges from logging roads that collect such runoff in ditches, culverts and other channels prior to discharge to streams and rivers

Intermediaries indicted for involvement in scheme to bribe Mexican officials

  • Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP
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  • Mexico, USA
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  • September 29 2010

On September 15, 2010, a Los Angeles grand jury indicted Enrique Faustino Aguilar Noriega and Angela Maria Gomez Aguilar for their alleged roles in a conspiracy to bribe officials at Mexican government-owned electric utility company Comision Federal De Electricidad (CFE) and to launder money

Ohio federal court allows landowner to choose defendant in well-drilling case

  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 27 2013

Oil and natural gas production promises to pump billions of dollars into Northeast Ohio's faltering economy. Energy companies with plans to tap into

North Dakota Supreme Court rules that, unless specifically conveyed by the state, North Dakota owns Missouri riverbed minerals up to the high watermark. Reep v. State, 2013 ND 253

  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
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  • USA
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  • February 11 2014

In Reep v. State, 2013 ND 253, the North Dakota Supreme Court held that the State owned the mineral interest under the shore zone of navigable waters

Tort lawsuits filed against power plants in wake of 3rd Circuit ruling

  • Smith Gambrell & Russell LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 11 2013

On August 20, the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals reversed a ruling by the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania that had

Ohio Supreme Court looks at power siting board jurisdiction

  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
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  • USA
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  • January 20 2011

On December 1, 2010, the Ohio Supreme Court issued a 5-1 decision reversing and remanding an Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) decision granting the Middletown Coke Company a certificate to construct a cogeneration facility that will produce both purified coal (coke) and more than 50 MW of electricity