Appellate

‘Roadless Rule’ Decision Reversed by Court

An appellate court decision in Wyoming, reversing a lower court, will allow the federal government to enforce the Clinton era’s “roadless rule,” which places restrictions on energy exploration and production, logging and other commercial activities on more than 58 million acres of forest lands.

October 31, 2011

Court Chides FERC for Ignoring Wellinghoff Dissent

FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff and the American Gas Association (AGA) scored a victory Friday when the DC appellate court remanded a prior order denying AGA’s request for expanded reporting of natural gas that shippers provide to interstate pipelines.

January 25, 2010

Court Chides FERC for Ignoring Wellinghoff Dissent

FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff and the American Gas Association (AGA) scored a victory Friday when the D.C. appellate court remanded a prior order denying AGA’s request for expanded reporting of natural gas that shippers provide to interstate pipelines.

January 25, 2010

Court Ruling on OCS Lease Plan Puts Producers in Limbo

All eyes remained on the Department of Interior last week to see how it would interpret a recent appellate court decision, which threw out the five-year Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) leasing plan for 2007-2012, but the agency was silent on the issue. The decision threatens to upset the current offshore leasing schedule and raises questions about sales that already have been completed under the plan (see NGI, April 20).

April 27, 2009

Producers Await Interior Analysis of Impact of Court Ruling on Leasing

All eyes are on the Department of Interior to see how it interprets Friday’s appellate court decision, which threw out the five-year Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) leasing plan for 2007-2012. The decision threatens to upset the current offshore leasing schedule and raises questions about sales that already have been completed under the plan (see Daily GPI, April 20).

April 21, 2009

Skilling Tries Appeal to Full Circuit Court

Former Enron Corp. CEO Jeffrey Skilling, whose 2006 convictions were upheld by a three-judge appellate panel earlier this month, has appealed the decision to the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

January 22, 2009

Islander East Takes Another Punch in the Stomach

The embattled Islander East Pipeline took another punch in the stomach last Wednesday when a federal appellate court in New York affirmed a lower court’s decision that blocks the Connecticut-to-Long Island project from going forward.

February 4, 2008

Islander East Takes Another Punch in the Stomach

The embattled Islander East Pipeline got another punch in the stomach Wednesday when a federal appellate court in New York affirmed a lower court’s decision that blocks the Connecticut-to-Long Island project from going forward.

January 31, 2008

FERC Splits the Baby — Transco Is Transmission, Jupiter Gathering

Acting on remands from two separate appellate courts, FERC last Thursday upheld a prior order declaring part of Transcontinental Gas Pipeline’s (Transco) pipeline network located onshore and offshore Louisiana to be transmission in nature and thus subject to agency jurisdiction, but it reversed itself on Jupiter Energy Corp. and found its small pipeline offshore Louisiana to be exempt gathering.

November 19, 2007

FERC Splits the Baby — Transco Is Transmission, Jupiter Gathering

Acting on remands from two separate appellate courts, FERC Thursday upheld a prior order declaring part of Transcontinental Gas Pipeline’s (Transco) pipeline network located onshore and offshore Louisiana to be transmission in nature and thus subject to agency jurisdiction, but it reversed itself on Jupiter Energy Corp. and found its small pipeline offshore Louisiana to be exempt gathering.

November 16, 2007