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Fracking Litigation Update: Despite Successful Pre-trial Motions, Pennsylvania Jury Awards Multi-Million Dollar Verdict

USA - March 29 2016 While a recently-issued EPA draft report “did not find evidence that [fracking activities] have led to widespread … impacts on drinking water…

Harris D. Sherman, Joseph G. Phillips.

Hydraulic fracturing legal update - February 2014

USA - February 11 2014 A plurality of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a decision expansively invoking the Environmental Rights Amendment of the Pennsylvania…

Jonathan Martel, Lawrence E. Culleen, Michael D. Daneker.

Hydraulic fracturing - federal - October 2013

USA - October 31 2013 On September 23, 2013, EPA published a final rule amending the new source performance standards (NSPS) for the oil and gas sector. The amendments…

Jonathan Martel, Lawrence E. Culleen, Michael D. Daneker.

Hydraulic fracturing legal update - August 2014

USA - August 7 2014 Colorado Oil and Gas Association v. City of Longmont, No. 13CV63 (Colo. Dist. Ct. July 24, 2014). A Colorado District Court ruled that state law…

Jonathan Martel, Lawrence E. Culleen, Michael D. Daneker.

Hydraulic fracturing legal update - July 2014

USA - July 7 2014 Matter of Wallach v. Town of Dryden, No. 130 (N.Y. June 30, 2014); Cooperstown Holstein Corp. v. Town of Middlefield, No. 131 (N.Y. June 30, 2014)…

Jonathan Martel, Lawrence E. Culleen, Michael D. Daneker.