Environmentalists

Powder River Producers Seek to Overturn Montana Water Quality Standards

Apparently environmentalists aren’t the only ones filing lawsuits in the Rocky Mountain West. Four gas producers are suing Montana in an effort to overturn water-quality standards that impose what the producers say are “excessive” requirements on the quality of water exiting coalbed methane (CBM) development areas in the Powder River Basin.

August 2, 2006

Environmentalists Dealt Blow in Alberta Drilling Program Decision

Alberta environmentalists recently were given a reminder that they do not have all the weapons to win escalating conflicts with natural gas producers over drilling programs.

June 27, 2006

Environmentalists Say Most NM Voters Dislike BLM Plan for Otero Mesa Drilling

Nonprofit environmental group Campaign to Protect America’s Lands (CPAL) said last week that results from a survey of registered voters in New Mexico show that fewer than one in four, including less than half the registered Republicans, favor the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) plan to permit oil and gas drilling in the Otero Mesa region, which includes two counties, Otero and Sierra, in southern New Mexico.

July 12, 2004

Environmentalists Say Most NM Voters Dislike BLM Plan for Otero Mesa Drilling

Nonprofit environmental group Campaign to Protect America’s Lands (CPAL) said Thursday that results from a survey of registered voters in New Mexico show that fewer than one in four, including less than half the registered Republicans, favor the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) plan to permit oil and gas drilling in the Otero Mesa region, which includes two counties, Otero and Sierra, in southern New Mexico.

July 9, 2004

Lawsuit Seeks to Restrict San Juan Basin Gas Drilling

A group of ranchers, environmentalists and Navajo tribes is trying to restrict natural gas development in the San Juan Basin by seeking a court ruling forcing the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to reconsider its authorization of 9,942 new oil and gas wells in the Farmington area of northwestern New Mexico.

February 9, 2004

Lawsuit Seeks to Restrict San Juan Basin Gas Drilling

A group of ranchers, environmentalists and Navajo tribes is trying to restrict natural gas development in the San Juan Basin by seeking a court ruling forcing the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to reconsider its authorization of 9,942 new oil and gas wells in the Farmington area of northwestern New Mexico.

February 5, 2004

Peakers Run Afoul of Environmentalists

Reflecting the uncertainty of the regulatory process andextremely tight time frames, San Jose, CA-based Calpine Corp.Monday dropped plans for three of five temporary natural gas-firedpeaking power generation plants it had proposed as a stopgapmeasure to meet expected power shortages next summer.

November 8, 2000

Midcoast, GASP Lose Court Fight over AL Line

Midcoast Interstate Transmission and two groups oflandowners-environmentalists last week lost their year-long battlein court to overturn the FERC orders awarding a certificate toSouthern Natural Gas to build and operate a competing pipelineextension into northern Alabama.

January 24, 2000

Midcoast, GASP Lose Court Fight over AL Line

Midcoast Interstate Transmission and two groups oflandowners/environmentalists have lost their year-long battle incourt to overturn FERC orders awarding a certificate to SouthernNatural Gas to build and operate an extension into northernAlabama.

January 20, 2000
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