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Native American law watch - Spring 2015
  • Modrall Sperling
  • USA
  • May 18 2015

In Northern Arapaho Tribe v. Ashe, the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming contrasted two tribes’ eagle interests, the First


2013 Ohio oil and gas law review
  • Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP
  • USA
  • February 20 2014

This past year proved active for Ohio's oil and gas industry. We saw exploration and drilling operations increase substantially and migrate further


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”


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


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


State AGs in the news
  • Dickstein Shapiro LLP
  • USA
  • May 15 2014

Bernard Nash and Milton A. Marquis Hot News Blog Post: Think You're Not a Holder of Unclaimed Property? Think Again! All 50 states have unclaimed


Court clarifies mitigation requirements for impacts to historical resources, reaffirms use of existing conditions as analytical baseline
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • September 27 2011

The Court of Appeal for the Fifth Appellate District of California held this month that the Environmental Impact Report for the Tesoro Viejo mixed use development project in southeastern Madera County failed to comply with the California Environmental Quality Act


Fifth Circuit decision threatens a tsunami of climate change tort cases while the defense bar awaits a circuit split
  • Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
  • USA
  • October 22 2009

On October 16, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit revived a lawsuit filed by residents and property owners along the Mississippi Gulf coast against several corporations in the energy, fossil fuels and chemicals industries alleging that the defendants were responsible for property damage caused by Hurricane Katrina


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
  • USA
  • 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