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PPL Montana, LLC v. Montana: SCOTUS issues first navigability-for-title decision in 81 years

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 13 2012

The last time the US Supreme Court took on a case where the primary issue was determining river navigability for title purposes under the equal footing doctrine, the country was mired in economic depression, car manufacturers were going out of business, and drought was consuming the west

Native American law watch - spring 2014

  • Modrall Sperling
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  • USA
  • -
  • March 25 2014

On December 30, 2013, working shoulder to shoulder with its client BHP Billiton New Mexico Coal, Inc. and cocounsel, Modrall Sperling complete

Party cannot rely on pleadings at summary judgment stage

  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 28 2011

Cedar Farm owns almost 2500 acres of property bordering the Ohio River in southern Indiana

Environmental organizations lack standing to appeal agency rulemaking

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 13 2012

The court in Wildearth Guardians v. Salazar held that plaintiff environmental organizations lacked standing to challenge a decision by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) not to recertify the Powder River Basin as a “coal production region”

Does Sackett add to the enforcement defense toolbox for energy companies

  • King & Spalding LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • May 2 2012

In its highly anticipated decision in Sackett v. EPA, the Supreme Court unanimously held that landowners may bring a civil action under the Administrative Procedure Act (“APA”) to challenge an EPA compliance order issued under the Clean Water Act (“CWA”

Proposed reforms to Bureau of Indian Affairs surface leasing regulations could encourage wind and solar resource development on Indian land

  • Latham & Watkins LLP
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  • USA
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  • January 10 2012

The Bureau of Indian Affairs has proposed significant reforms to its current regulations for non-agricultural surface leases on Indian land

Texas Supreme Court rules groundwater rights are property rights

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 9 2012

In a unanimous decision, the Texas Supreme Court has held that “land ownership includes an interest in groundwater in place that cannot be taken for public use without adequate compensation”

Federal court holds the issuance of a mining permit requires the consent of all surface owners

  • Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 1 2014

On June 13, 2014, a federal district court interpreting the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) ruled that surface coal mining

Seeking a safe harbor: can ASTM's BEPA help sellers avoid liability?

  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 13 2011

How do you know if a certain commercial property is energy efficient or inefficient?

MATL dispute headed back to district court

  • Stoel Rives LLP
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  • USA
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  • June 10 2011

The Montana Supreme Court has reversed a December 2010 district court decision that found that the developers of the Montana-Alberta Tie Line merchant transmission project do not possess eminent domain authority under Montana law and therefore could not take private land from a nonconsenting landowner