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District court limits tiering of biological opinions

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 18 2014

On December 5, 2014, a federal district court held that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) failed to comply with the Endangered Species Act

Fifth District rejects CEQA challenge to Fresno County aggregate mine project EIR in partially published decision, clarifies State Mining Board’s SMARA powers and CEQA’s farmland loss mitigation rules

  • Miller Starr Regalia
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 15 2014

In a lengthy, 65-page opinion filed December 8, 2014 (of which fully two-thirds was unpublished), the Fifth District Court of Appeal affirmed the

The temperature rises: a hot summer in greenhouse gas regulation

  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 11 2014

The summer of 2014 sizzled in the field of greenhouse gas (GHG) regulation, with three key developments. First, the Environmental Protection Agency

Significant Louisiana environmental damages lawsuit against major energy companies remanded to state court

  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 6 2014

On December 1, 2014, the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana (Judge Zainey presiding) issued a ruling in the case of The

Coal ash regulation update

  • Burr & Forman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 2 2014

The U.S. EPA’s efforts to develop a new regulatory path for coal ash (“Coal Combustion Residuals” or “CCR”) by regulating the material either as a

Ninth Circuit lifts the veil: explains how to comply with Endangered Species Act 60-day notice requirement

  • Nossaman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 25 2014

The federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) imposes certain procedural hurdles on any would-be plaintiff commencing a citizen suit to compel compliance

The myth of the regulatory gap: BLM’s proposed hydraulic fracturing rule compared to existing state law

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 19 2014

For the better part of the last decade, oil and natural gas production from domestic wells has increased steadily. Technical advancements in

Ohio elections yield mixed results on local hydraulic fracturing bans

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 17 2014

Last week's Election Day in Ohio produced victories for fracing supporters and opponents alike. Proposed hydraulic fracturing bans were on the ballot

Sidley shale gas and hydraulic fracturing report - November 17, 2014

  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 17 2014

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) formally listed the Gunnison sage grouse as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. The

Hydraulic fracturing legal update - November 2014

  • Arnold & Porter LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 14 2014

Eighth Circuit Affirmed Denial of New Trial After Jury Awarded $300,000 to Homeowner for Drilling Vibration Damages. The Eighth Circuit Court of