Description Date Docket #
In re Deepwater Horizon
United States Fifth Circuit
Environmental Law, Oil and Gas Law
In a case related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, affirmed the dismissal of claims brought by individuals and associations located in Mexico that...
10/18/2018 17-30122
Shell Offshore, Inc. v. Tesla Offshore, LLC
United States Fifth Circuit
Admiralty, Oil and Gas Law, Injury & Tort Law
Held that a company surveying the ocean floor was properly apportioned 75 percent of the liability for an accident in which its underwater sonar...
10/05/2018 16-30528
US v. Nature's Way Marine LLC
United States Fifth Circuit
Admiralty, Environmental Law, Oil and Gas Law
Held that the owner of a tugboat was also considered to be operating an oil barge that the tugboat was moving at the time the barge collided with a...
09/21/2018 17-60698
American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers v. O'Keeffe
United States Ninth Circuit
Constitutional Law, Environmental Law, Oil and Gas Law
Affirmed the dismissal of a complaint challenging Oregon's Clean Fuels Program, which regulates the production and sale of transportation fuels based...
09/07/2018 15-35834
Township of Bordentown v. FERC
United States Third Circuit
Environmental Law, Oil and Gas Law
Rejected challenges to a natural gas pipeline project but remanded on one issue. Local governments and an environmental organization argued that the...
09/05/2018 17-1047
Delaware Riverkeeper Network v. Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
United States Third Circuit
Water Law, Environmental Law, Oil and Gas Law
Denied a petition for review of a Pennsylvania state regulators' decision to grant a Clean Water Act certification to a natural gas pipeline project....
09/04/2018 16-2211
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

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