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BLM’s Hydraulic Fracturing Rule Applicable to Indian Lands Is Back in PlayFor Now
  • Modrall Sperling
  • USA
  • August 11 2016

In two articles appearing in Modrall Sperling’s companion newsletter, Energy Resources Notes, we reported first on the substantive provisions of


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


Energy & resources notes - fall 2015
  • Modrall Sperling
  • USA
  • November 9 2015

Two federal courts have preliminarily halted the enforceability of the “Clean Water Rule”1 promulgated jointly by the U.S. Environmental Protection


Compliance with the Clean Air Act increasingly unlikely to protect companies from nuisance suits
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • November 9 2015

A recent decision out of the Sixth Circuit found that the Clean Air Act ("CAA") does not preempt common law claims brought against an emitter based


Supreme Court Rules Landowners Can Challenge Jurisdictional Determinations
  • Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice LLP
  • USA
  • June 6 2016

On May 31, 2016, in a unanimous ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court held in USACE v. Hawkes Co. that approved jurisdictional determinations (“JD”) are


CERCLA Claims against United States and Laguna Pueblo Entities Dismissed
  • Modrall Sperling
  • USA
  • June 16 2016

In a series of early 2016 decisions issued in Atlantic Richfield Co. v. U.S., et. Al., Case No. 1:15-cv-00056, the U.S. District Court for the


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


Fifth Circuit decision threatens a tsunami of climate change tort cases while the defense bar awaits a circuit split
  • Bracewell 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


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”


Federal Judge: Authority Lacking for Regulation of Hydraulic Fracking
  • K&L Gates
  • USA
  • July 1 2016

The federal district court in the state of Wyoming recently enjoined the Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”) from regulating hydraulic fracturing