In a setback for Energy Transfer LP’s Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), judges with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Tuesday upheld an earlier ruling that vacated a key federal permit issued to the controversial oil conduit. The appeals court affirmed U.S. District Court Judge James Boasberg’s ruling last year that the…
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A federal appeals court struck down a Trump administration rule intended to relax federal oversight of air pollution from coal- and natural gas-fired power plants. The reversal of the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule, issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Tuesday, concluded that Environmental Protection Agency officials under…
FERC’s practice of issuing tolling orders to extend its rehearing process for pipeline projects is not consistent with federal statute, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has ruled. The ruling could prove a major boon for pipeline opponents by allowing them to more quickly seek judicial review of Federal Energy…
Late last month the CEO for bankruptcy mired Pacific Gas and Electric Co.(PG&E) told skeptical state regulators that the giant combination utility must make extensive fundamental changes in how it operates and its Chapter 11 reorganization plan is focused on that long-sought transformation.
Project sponsors have asked FERC for another two years to finish constructing the PennEast Pipeline, which has struggled to obtain regulatory approvals and permits.
An Interior Department request to toss or transfer a challenge to an Obama-era greater sage grouse habitat management plan that would reduce lands available to oil and natural gas drilling has been dismissed for a second time by an Idaho federal judge.
Canada’s embattled Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion Tuesday won its second and third appellate court victories in five months against opponents in British Columbia (BC), marking a win for Alberta oilsands exports.
The stalled Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC (ACP) has officially petitioned the nation’s highest court in an effort to uphold its plans to cross the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, with the project’s schedule likely hanging in the balance.
An appellate verdict last week blocked the British Columbia (BC) government’s campaign to stop the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion (TMX) project by enacting provincial control over oil deliveries through the planned facilities.
New Jersey officials have asked a federal appeals court to overturn a lower court ruling allowing PennEast Pipeline Co. LLC to begin eminent domain procedures on 42 parcels of land where the state holds property interests.