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Fifth Circuit shuts down climate tort plaintiffs again

  • Latham & Watkins LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 20 2013

Climate tort plaintiffs cannot catch a break in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. In a May 14, 2013, decision, the Fifth Circuit foundonce

Ninth Circuit finds jurisdiction in US to hear Peruvian pollution case

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
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  • Peru, USA
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  • December 17 2010

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that an American oil company and its Peruvian subsidiary must defend themselves in a U.S. district court in California in a class-action water-pollution lawsuit brought by 25 members of the Achuar indigenous group and Amazon Watch, seeking damages for contamination in Peru allegedly caused by defendants over three decades

Gas plant and gas wells are not collectively a “major source” due to being “functionally related,” absent physical “adjacency”

  • Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • August 14 2012

On August 7, 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati vacated a USEPA determination that a natural gas sweetening plant and gas wells supplying it constituted a single “major source” for Title V permitting purposes

Energy & environment update February 24, 2014 - Energy and climate debate

  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 24 2014

Energy issues will take center stage this week as the Supreme Court addresses the Environmental Protection Agency's greenhouse gas regulations and

Perhaps the next coastal project won't take 10 years: the First Circuit preempts some state authority

  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 27 2009

Public and private developers spend a lot of time talking about NIMBY, or Not In My Backyard

West Virginia surface owners may not appeal gas well permits

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
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  • November 27 2012

As reported on September 27, 2012, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals was recently presented with a certified question concerning whether surface rights owners may bring a court action to challenge gas well drilling permits issued by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (“DEP”

Treasury cash grants

  • Chadbourne & Parke LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 11 2013

Treasury cash grants lead to more litigation. A partnership of NextEra and JPMorgan filed two lawsuits in September over shortfalls in so-called

Significant rulings from the Deepwater Horizon court on discovery and evidentiary matters

  • Sedgwick LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 6 2012

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana has been handling hundreds of consolidated cases (involving more than 100,000 individual plaintiffs) brought in the wake of the explosion, fire and capsizing of the Deepwater Horizon mobile offshore drilling unit in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010

Pennsylvania Supreme Court strikes down Act 13

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 26 2013

Last week, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court struck down a state law that required municipalities to permit oil and gas drilling in all zoning districts

On remand from the 7th Circuit, FERC reaffirms PJM-wide allocation of costs of new transmission lines of 500 kV and above

  • King & Spalding LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 3 2012

On March 30, 2012, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) issued an order reaffirming a region-wide, postage-stamp methodology for allocating costs of new transmission lines of 500 kV and above in the PJM Interconnection, L.L.C. (“PJM”) on remand from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit