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Federal District Court Halts Construction of Louisiana Pipeline Due to Corps’ Failure to Explain Off-Site Mitigation
  • Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
  • USA
  • March 2 2018

This week, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana granted a preliminary injunction, halting construction of the $750 million

Sidley Shale and Hydraulic Fracturing Report - 21 June, 2017
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • June 21 2017

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) both took steps to extend

Federal Judge Orders Dakota Access Pipeline to Revise Environmental Analysis; Leaves Status of Pipeline Construction Undecided
  • Jenner & Block LLP
  • USA
  • June 15 2017

On June 14, 2017, U.S. District Judge James Boasberg, of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, issued an opinion in the case of

Water Resource Development Act: Federal Court Addresses Whether Corps Imposed Improper Mitigation Requirements for Removal of Borrow Material
  • Mitchell Williams Selig Gates & Woodyard PLLC
  • USA
  • October 28 2016

A federal district court (Eastern District of Louisiana) addressed a dispute involving mitigation requirements imposed by the Army Corps of Engineers

Supreme Court Will Determine Whether Corps Jurisdictional Determination Can Be Appealed
  • Burr & Forman LLP
  • USA
  • December 15 2015

Can you appeal a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ jurisdictional determination (“JD”) that a water feature constitutes waters of the United States? The

Delaware River Basin Commission proposes controversial fracking regulations
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • USA
  • November 14 2011

On November 8, 2011, the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) released draft final regulations that are likely to advance fracking operations in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York, but not without court challenges and controversy.

Federal court issues preliminary injunction against phosphate mining project
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • July 22 2011

A federal court in Florida has issued a preliminary injunction barring Mosaic Company from beginning to mine a 700-acre portion of the Hardee County extension of the South Meade phosphate mine.

Court halts construction on SWEPCO plant
  • Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
  • USA
  • July 19 2011

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals in Sierra Club v. U.S. Army Corps of Eng’rs, Nos. 10-3452 7 & 10-3456, 2011 WL 2718144 (8th Cir. July 14, 2011), upheld a preliminary injunction obtained by the Sierra Club against Southwestern Electric Power Company to stop construction of its new coal-fired power plant.

US Department of the Interior releases draft environmental assessment for designated wind energy areas offshore New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia
  • Mayer Brown
  • USA
  • July 14 2011

The US Secretary of the Interior previously announced a “Smart From the Start” initiative for Atlantic offshore wind development that is anticipated to dramatically reduce timelines for related environmental permitting.

Federal court rejects NEPA claim, allows dam building to proceed
  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • USA
  • June 24 2011

A federal court in West Virginia has ruled that the U.S. Department of Agriculture and several state agencies may construct a dam in the Lost River watershed, rejecting a summary judgment motion filed by residents who would lose property if the dam were built.