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EPA’s Rollback of Oil, Gas Methane Rules Paused by Court Amid Multiple Lawsuits

EPA’s Rollback of Oil, Gas Methane Rules Paused by Court Amid Multiple Lawsuits

A federal court on Thursday paused a rescission by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of Obama-era regulations to curb methane emissions from the oil and gas industry. Swift legal action against the sweeping rule change had been promised by environmental advocates, and judicial intervention had been widely anticipated by experts. The U.S. Court of…

September 18, 2020
U.S. Chamber Steps into Legal Fray to Defend Reforms Aimed at Speedier Approvals of Energy Infrastructure

U.S. Chamber Steps into Legal Fray to Defend Reforms Aimed at Speedier Approvals of Energy Infrastructure

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday said it would help defend Trump administration updates to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) that were designed to minimize reviews and hasten approvals of proposed infrastructure projects, including natural gas and oil pipelines. At issue is the White House Council of Environmental Quality (CEQ)’s overhaul of NEPA…

August 25, 2020
Citing Threats to Grouse and Climate, Enviros Sue BLM to Scrap Colorado Drilling Plan

Citing Threats to Grouse and Climate, Enviros Sue BLM to Scrap Colorado Drilling Plan

A coalition of environmental groups has filed a lawsuit to jettison a federal plan that would allow oil and gas drilling on public lands in southwestern Colorado. The six western U.S. groups filed the lawsuit against the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in U.S. District Court in Denver. The plaintiffs claim that…

August 20, 2020
Minnesota AG Claims ExxonMobil, API and Koch ‘Perpetuating Fraud’ Regarding Climate Change

Minnesota AG Claims ExxonMobil, API and Koch ‘Perpetuating Fraud’ Regarding Climate Change

Minnesota Attorney General (AG) Keith Ellison on Wednesday sought to prevent ExxonMobil, the American Petroleum Institute (API) and three Koch Industries entities from continuing “deceptive practices” regarding climate change.  In the complaint filed in Ramsey County, Ellison said he is seeking to hold the companies and API “accountable for perpetuating fraud against Minnesotans” regarding “claims…

June 25, 2020

BLM’s Colorado Oil, Gas Leases Challenged by Environmental Groups

In the latest Colorado turf battle between the oil and gas industry and environmentalists, conservation groups on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration in an effort to stop production on a swath of land roughly a million acres in size.

October 9, 2019

New Mexico’s Energy Transition Law Challenged as Unconstitutional

A group of organizations is challenging as unconstitutional provisions in New Mexico’s recently enacted renewable energy law and has asked the state’s high court to intervene.

August 28, 2019

Environmental Groups Sue Trump Administration Over ESA Revisions

In what they vowed would be the first set of claims in a larger legal challenge, eight environmental groups said Wednesday they have filed a lawsuit seeking to block changes to the Endangered Species Act (ESA) that were recently finalized by the Trump administration.

August 22, 2019
MVP Facing Yet Another Legal Challenge Over Endangered Species Protections

MVP Facing Yet Another Legal Challenge Over Endangered Species Protections

Environmental groups have filed a court challenge seeking to overturn federal approvals issued to the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) as part of a strategy to slow progress on another major natural gas project.

August 14, 2019

Kinder Morgan Challenges Texas Town’s Ordinance to Obstruct PHP Natural Gas System

Kinder Morgan Inc. has filed a lawsuit challenging an ordinance enacted earlier this month by the City of Kyle, which sits in the path of the sanctioned 2 Bcf/d Permian Highway Pipeline (PHP), calling it another attempt to “hinder construction and impermissibly interfere.”

July 24, 2019

Enbridge Facing Wisconsin Lawsuit to Remove Crude Line 5

Enbridge Inc. is reviewing a newly launched Wisconsin counterpart to the Michigan lawsuit that seeks to shut down a 540,000 b/d northern leg of its oil delivery network in Canada and the United States, the company said.

July 24, 2019
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