PEOPLE v. TORCH ENERGY SERV., INC., B151867
Although the Pipeline Safety Act expressly preempts the field of pipeline safety regulation, oil company is judicially estopped from challenging the validity of construction and operation permit conditions, because it accepted the benefits of those permits.
- Decided 09/19/2002
- Published 09/19/2002
- California Court of Appeal
- For Appellees:
- Hollister & Brace, Steven Evans Kirby and Marcus S. Bird, Barbara, for Defendants and Appellants Torch Energy Services, Inc., Nuevo Energy Company, and Black Hawk Oil Company., Thomas Sneddon, Jr., District Attorney, Jerry Lulejian, Deputy District Attorney, for Plaintiff and Respondent the People., Stephen Shane Stark, County Counsel, Alan L. Seltzer, Chief Assistant County Counsel, William M. Dillon, Sr. Deputy County Counsel, for Plaintiff and Respondent County of Santa Barbara., Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, Richard M. Frank, Chief Assistant Attorney General, J. Matthew Rodriquez, Senior Assistant Attorney General, John A. Saurenman, Supervising Deputy Attorney General, Alice L. Busching, Deputy Attorney General, for California Coastal Commission as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Plaintiff and Respondent County of Santa Barbara.