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…
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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.
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.
A federal judge ruled late Tuesday that the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) did an inadequate job of considering the effects of climate change when it authorized oil and gas lease sales in the West, and he ordered a temporary halt to drilling on more than 300,000 acres in Wyoming.
A federal appeals court ruling over a hydropower project in California and Oregon could have major implications for oil and gas pipelines held up by state regulators refusing to issue water quality certifications.
Construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) is still on hold after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit refused to narrow its order staying the implementation of key federal authorizations that forced the project to stop work early last month.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal by ExxonMobil Corp. to block the release of internal documents, clearing the way for Massachusetts to investigate whether investors were misled about the role fossil fuels may play in climate change.