Three landowners and two environmental groups on Tuesday challenged two recent U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lease sales of 287 parcels in Montana, alleging in federal court that the agency ignored the potential environmental impacts of prospective oil and natural gas drilling.
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EQT Corp. has filed a lawsuit in federal court arguing that West Virginia’s flat-rate lease statute is unconstitutional. Legislators last month passed a bill prohibiting post-production expenses from being deducted from flat-rate royalties.
One month after the Trump administration rescinded an Obama-era rule governing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on public and tribal lands, California and a coalition of environmental groups filed a lawsuit in federal district court in San Francisco on Wednesday, alleging the rescission ran afoul of several federal laws.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is pushing back against efforts in federal district court to derail the Trump administration’s decision to postpone the compliance dates for rules governing associated natural gas flaring and venting on public and tribal lands, calling the rules suspension “a commonsense, time-limited solution to a practical problem.”
The American Petroleum Institute (API) asked a federal district court in San Francisco to allow it to weigh in on a pair of lawsuits filed last month regarding the Trump administration’s decision to postpone the compliance dates for rules governing associated natural gas flaring and venting on public and tribal lands.
Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. reached a settlement earlier this month with landowners from Dimock Township, PA, who had pressed ahead with a lawsuit alleging that the company contaminated their groundwater supplies from natural gas drilling nearly a decade ago.
New York’s highest court on Tuesday opened the door for state officials to demand an ExxonMobil Corp. auditor turn over internal records in a wide-ranging investigation ostensibly about climate change.
Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. is seeking $5 million in damages from an outspoken Dimock, PA, resident and his legal team for what the company claims is an extortion attempt.
Two Northern California counties and a Southern California coastal city on Monday sued 37 oil and natural gas and coal companies, alleging they have known for half a century that their production was contributing to climate change, including devastating impacts from coastal flooding.
A coalition of environmental and tribal organizations filed a lawsuit Monday over the Trump administration’s decision to indefinitely postpone an Obama-era rule governing associated natural gas flaring and venting on public and tribal lands.