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Fourth Circuit Concludes that West Virginia State Law Preempts Local Ordinance Banning Oil and Natural Gas Wastewater Storage
  • K&L Gates
  • USA
  • September 18 2017

On August 30, 2017, in EQT Production Company v. Wender, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a federal district court’s

FERC: Water Quality Certification Waiver Period for Pipeline Projects Begins Upon Receipt of a Written Request for Certification
  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • USA
  • September 18 2017

On September 15, 2017, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or the Commission) issued an order in which it concluded that delays by the New

Perfluorinated Chemicals: Litigation and Regulatory Update
  • O'Melveny & Myers LLP
  • USA
  • September 15 2017

This Alert supplements our January 2017 update on developments in regulation and litigation related to perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs). In January

NY Seizes on Recent D.C. Circuit Decision to Deny Pipeline Permits
  • Pepper Hamilton LLP
  • USA
  • September 15 2017

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit’s recent decision in Sierra Club v. FERC (Southeast Market Pipelines Project), No. 16-1329

U.S. Federal Court Tells Regulators to Consider “Downstream Effects” of Proposed Natural Gas Pipelines
  • Aird & Berlis LLP | Aird & McBurney LP
  • Canada, USA
  • September 13 2017

On August 22, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit overruled the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) 2016

Oil and Gas Update for Week Ending 982017 - Pipeline Projects Dodge Several Roadblocks; DRBC Plans Ban of Hydraulic Fracturing Ops
  • Cozen O'Connor
  • USA
  • September 12 2017

It’s been a relatively quiet week since our last report. Natural gas spot prices in Appalachia took a nose dive amidst only modest increases in the

Interstate Pipeline Project: Federal Appellate Court Addresses Challenge to State Water Quality Certification
  • Mitchell Williams Selig Gates & Woodyard PLLC
  • USA
  • September 11 2017

The United States Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit ("Court") addressed a challenge to a permit issued by the Pennsylvania Department of

Sidley Environmental Trends
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • September 6 2017

The Conservation Law Foundation filed a Clean Water Act citizen suit against Royal Dutch Shell plc and various affiliates

Oklahoma Court Dismisses Fracking Earthquake Case Due to Court’s Lack of Scientific Expertise
  • Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
  • USA
  • September 5 2017

The Sierra Club filed a citizen suit under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (“RCRA”) against Chesapeake Operating LLC, Devon Energy

The Death of Public Citizen in Pipeline NEPA Analyses: Was it Ever Alive?
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • September 5 2017

In August, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued opinions in two appeals filed by the Sierra Club that address an agency's obligation