Description Date Docket #
Center for Biological Diversity v. Department of Conservation
California Court of Appeal
Water Law, Environmental Law, Oil and Gas Law
Affirmed that an environmental group was not entitled to a writ of mandate directing the California Department of Conservation to order the immediate...
08/14/2018 A149896
Sierra Club v. National Park Service
United States Fourth Circuit
Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Oil and Gas Law
Vacated actions taken by two federal agencies that provided necessary approvals for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. When the Fish and Wildlife Service...
08/06/2018 18-1082
Arandell Corp. v. CenterPoint Energy Services, Inc.
United States Ninth Circuit
Oil and Gas Law, Antitrust & Trade Regulation
Reinstated an antitrust claim against a wholly owned natural gas subsidiary that said it had no knowledge of its parent company's alleged price-fixing...
08/06/2018 16-17099
Sierra Club v. State Water Control Board
United States Fourth Circuit
Water Law, Environmental Law, Oil and Gas Law
Denied a legal challenge filed by environmental groups seeking to prevent the construction of a natural gas pipeline across part of Virginia. The...
08/01/2018 17-2406
Sierra Club, Inc. v. U.S. Forest Service
United States Fourth Circuit
Oil and Gas Law, Government Law, Environmental Law
Vacated federal agency decisions approving construction of a natural gas pipeline through a national forest. Several environmental groups challenged...
07/27/2018 17-2399
Adorers of Blood of Christ v. FERC
United States Third Circuit
Oil and Gas Law, Government Law, Civil Rights
Affirmed the dismissal of a Religious Freedom Restoration Act challenge to the construction of a natural gas pipeline across a religious...
07/25/2018 17-3163
Berkley v. Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC
United States Fourth Circuit
Oil and Gas Law, Property Law & Real Estate
Affirmed that the district court lacked subject-matter jurisdiction over a constitutional challenge to the Natural Gas Act. Landowners along the path...
07/25/2018 18-1042
Ergon-West Virginia, Inc. v. EPA
United States Fourth Circuit
Environmental Law, Oil and Gas Law
Vacated the denial of an exemption from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's renewable fuel standard program. A small refinery sought an...
07/20/2018 17-1839
U.S. v. U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon
United States Ninth Circuit
Environmental Law, Oil and Gas Law
Denied the federal government's petition for mandamus to stop a lawsuit alleging that the government is ignoring the dangers of climate change. This...
07/20/2018 18-71928
Shell Oil Co. v. US
United States Federal Circuit
Government Contracts, Environmental Law, Oil and Gas Law
Affirmed that the U.S. government had breached certain World War II-era contracts with several oil companies. In this long-running litigation, the oil...
07/18/2018 17-1695

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