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Federal Court Defers to Oklahoma Oil and Gas Oversight, Rejects Sierra Club Bid for Federal Regulation
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • April 24 2017

In 2016, the Sierra Club filed suit in Oklahoma alleging that use of state-permitted deep wastewater injection wells was causing increased seismic


Dakota Access Pipeline Project Update
  • Modrall Sperling
  • USA
  • April 11 2017

The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) project continues to be the subject of extensive news coverage and ongoing controversy. Last quarter’s Watch


DC Circuit Case May Test Continuing Validity of FERC Delegations of Authority to Agency Staff Once Its Quorum Disappeared
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • March 27 2017

On February 7 and March 7, 2017, we wrote about how the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is operating without a legal quorum of three


Antitrust Claims: A Novel Line of Attack by Groups Opposing Natural Gas Infrastructure Projects
  • K&L Gates
  • USA
  • December 19 2016

The Sierra Club and other environmental groups have made little secret of their opposition to the continuing use of fossil fuels and to the


WA Court Denies MSJs in CWA Citizen’s Suit Over Alleged Illegal Discharges of Coal and Coal Dust
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • November 2 2016

A group of environmental organizations, headed by the Sierra Club, filed a Clean Water Act (CWA) citizen’s lawsuit against the BNSF Railway Company


New protocol for notifying media of discretionary publication bans
  • Dentons
  • Canada
  • September 20 2016

The Ontario Superior Court has finally implemented a formal protocol for notice to be provided to the media where a discretionary publication ban is


Fear of Harm from Presence of Pollutants that “Could Cause Harm” Constitutes Injury-in-Fact for CAA Standing
  • Manko Gold Katcher & Fox
  • USA
  • August 29 2016

Last week, a federal court in the Central District of Illinois held the owner and operator of a coal-fired power plant liable for violations of the


Is Groundwater a “Water of the US”? Recent Sierra Club v. Dominion Power Lawsuit Could Open the Flood Gates for Clean Water Act Citizen Suits
  • Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
  • USA
  • August 29 2016

The U.S. EPA's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System ("NPDES") program is the cornerstone of Congressional efforts to reduce water


Southeast Market Pipeline Project: Sierra Club Petitions Federal Appellate Court for Expedited Review of U.S. Corps of Engineers' Issuance of Clean Water Act Permits
  • Mitchell Williams Selig Gates & Woodyard PLLC
  • USA
  • August 18 2016

The Sierra Club, Gulf Restoration Network and Flint Riverkeeper (Collectively “Petitioners”) filed an August 17th Petition for Expedited Review of


A Coal Plant Shutdown and the Undoing of a Wind Energy Bottleneck
  • McCarter & English LLP
  • USA
  • July 14 2016

Everyone knows the transmission bottleneck is the boot on the neck of wind energy. The Plains States have megawatts of wind energy. Getting it to the