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
ACP, MVP Confronting Latest Legal Challenges

ACP, MVP Confronting Latest Legal Challenges

More legal fronts opened last week for the Atlantic Coast (ACP) and Mountain Valley (MVP) pipelines in what’s become a saga for the Appalachian shale gas takeaway projects that continue to face rising costs and delays.

December 10, 2018

BLM Sued for Endangered Species Data Concerning PRB Oil, Gas Project

An environmental group filed a lawsuit in an Idaho federal district court against the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), alleging the agency is stonewalling the release of information on the potential impact a proposed 5,000-well drilling project in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin (PRB) would have an endangered species.

November 26, 2018

Environmental Groups Sue Over Venting/Flaring Rule

A coalition of 21 environmental and citizens’ groups asked a federal district court in San Francisco to block the Trump administration’s plans to rescind most of an Obama-era rule governing associated natural gas flaring and venting on public and tribal lands.

October 1, 2018

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Cleared to Intervene in DRBC Drilling Moratorium Lawsuit

Three Pennsylvania state senators who want the Delaware River Basin Commission’s (DRBC) moratorium on hydraulic fracturing eliminated have again filed to intervene in a federal lawsuit challenging the de facto drilling ban.*

September 24, 2018
Court Dismisses Suit Challenging New England Utilities’ Natural Gas Scheduling Practices

Court Dismisses Suit Challenging New England Utilities’ Natural Gas Scheduling Practices

A class-action lawsuit accusing Eversource Energy and Avangrid Inc. of artificially increasing natural gas spot market prices to benefit their electric generating assets between 2013 and 2016 has been dismissed by the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

September 13, 2018

Federal Court Rejects Atlantic Sunrise Challenge As Pipeline Nears Full Service

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has rejected a challenge filed by environmental groups against the Atlantic Sunrise project’s Section 401 Water Quality Certification (WQC) issued under the Clean Water Act by Pennsylvania.

September 5, 2018

Delaware River Basin Frack Ban Remanded to District Court

A federal appeals court panel in Philadelphia has overturned a lower court’s decision to throw out a lawsuit filed by a small exploration and production company that is challenging the authority of the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) to enact a de facto moratorium on hydraulic fracturing (fracking).

July 6, 2018

West Virginia Files to Dismiss EQT Lawsuit on Flat-Rate Leases, Royalties

West Virginia has filed a motion to dismiss EQT Corp.’s federal lawsuit challenging the state’s flat-rate lease statute, arguing that the state can’t be coerced by the company to reverse its laws.

June 6, 2018

Oklahoma Judge Approves Quake Lawsuit Class Action; More Wastewater Wells Shut

A judge in Oklahoma has determined that a lawsuit filed after an earthquake, currently the second most powerful temblor recorded in the state’s history, can move forward with class action status.

May 23, 2018