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BLM publishes new rule for hydraulic fracturing; oil and gas groups bring challenge

  • Modrall Sperling
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 31 2015

On March 26, 2015, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published in the Federal Register its much anticipated new regulatory rule governing hydraulic

Water fight update Reed’s ‘wrongs’ righted

  • Carter Newell
  • -
  • Australia
  • -
  • March 30 2015

Further to our May 2014 newsletter entitled ‘Water fight leaves Reed barely afloat’, the Land Court has released its decision from Mr Reed’s appeal

Parent corporation’s prior assertions of domination create “alter ego” scenario, open door for indirect successor liability under CERCLA

  • Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 26 2015

In Cyprus Amax Minerals Co. v. TCI Pacific Comm. Inc., No. 4:11-cv-00252-CVE-PJC (N.D. Ok., Feb. 2, 2015), the U.S. District Court for the Northern

Court upholds Endangered Species Act incidental take permit for windfarm

  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 24 2015

On March 17, 2015, Judge Leon of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia issued a memorandum opinion upholding the United States

The sidley shale gas and hydraulic fracturing report - March 24, 2015

  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 24 2015

On March 20, 2015, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued new regulations governing hydraulic fracturing. The new regulations apply only for wells

Burlington Northern Limits on “arranger” liability bleed into California statutory law

  • Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 24 2015

In 2009, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion that fundamentally changed the scope of liability for "arrangers" under the federal Comprehensive

D.C. district court sides with USFWS on Indiana bat ITP issued to Ohio Everpower project

  • Verrill Dana LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 20 2015

The U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. granted summary judgment on Wednesday to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in a suit challenging the

District court rejects claim to aggregate series of compressor stations

  • Baker & Hostetler LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 17 2015

A federal judge in Pennsylvania recently denied an environmental group’s attempt to subject a driller’s gas compressor stations to stricter

Coal and transportation companies challenge Ninth Circuit decision limiting CWA permit shield defense

  • Beveridge & Diamond PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 17 2015

On March 3, 2015, Aurora Energy Services, LLC and the Alaska Railroad Corp. filed a petition for writ of certiorari asking the United States Supreme

Sixth Circuit rules Clean Water Act’s permit shield can protect general permit holders from liability

  • Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 16 2015

The 6th Circuit recently ruled that facilities holding a Clean Water Act (“CWA”) Section 402 general permit one of two types of National Pollutant