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Appeals Court Upholds Vacated Permit in Latest Setback for Dakota Access

Appeals Court Upholds Vacated Permit in Latest Setback for Dakota Access

In a setback for Energy Transfer LP’s Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), judges with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Tuesday upheld an earlier ruling that vacated a key federal permit issued to the controversial oil conduit. The appeals court affirmed U.S. District Court Judge James Boasberg’s ruling last year that the…

January 27, 2021
With Another Permit in Hand, MVP Closer to Construction Restart for Appalachia Natural Gas Conduit

With Another Permit in Hand, MVP Closer to Construction Restart for Appalachia Natural Gas Conduit

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) last week gave the Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC (MVP) another item to cross off its regulatory checklist by issuing an Endangered Species Act review of the 2 million Dth/d, 303-mile Appalachian natural gas conduit. Late last week, the USFWS notified FERC that it had finished drafting an up-to-date…

September 9, 2020
ACP Loses Virginia Permit in Latest Setback

ACP Loses Virginia Permit in Latest Setback

A federal court has vacated yet another regulatory approval for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) project, this time invalidating an air permit for a compressor station in Virginia.

January 9, 2020
Trump Gives Keystone XL Pipeline Another Lifeline

Trump Gives Keystone XL Pipeline Another Lifeline

President Trump on Friday granted a new presidential permit to a long-stalled segment of TransCanada Corp.’s Keystone XL (KXL) oil pipeline, opening a potential route for the remaining U.S. portion of the 1,200-mile project to move Canadian oilsands to the Gulf Coast.

April 1, 2019

Uncertainty Mounts for MVP as Court Vacates Water Crossing Permit

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on Tuesday vacated the water crossing permit for Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC, another major setback for a project plagued by regulatory uncertainty in recent months.

October 3, 2018
Fourth Circuit Blocks Enviros, Denies Stay of Atlantic Coast Water Crossing Permit

Fourth Circuit Blocks Enviros, Denies Stay of Atlantic Coast Water Crossing Permit

A federal appeals court has shut down an effort by environmental groups to stall Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC’s (ACP) construction plans over a condition in its West Virginia water crossing permit, a tactic that had more success against the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP).

August 29, 2018
Atlantic Coast Water Crossing Permit Holds Up as Court Denies Enviro Challenge

Atlantic Coast Water Crossing Permit Holds Up as Court Denies Enviro Challenge

A federal appeals court has shut down an effort by environmental groups to stall Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC’s (ACP) construction plans over a condition in its West Virginia water crossing permit, a tactic that had more success against the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP).

August 28, 2018

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Narrowly Rules to Toss Permit for NatGas Wells in Residential Area

Two families that have fought for years to stop Inflection Energy LLC from drilling several wells near their homes in northeast Pennsylvania won a victory last week when the state Supreme Court found that the company failed to prove oil and gas development is similar to other uses authorized in a residential-agricultural (R-A) zoning district.

June 4, 2018

Pennsylvania DEP Advances Proposal to Hike Unconventional Oil/Gas Permit Fees

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has formally proposed more than doubling unconventional oil and gas well permit fees to cover the increasing costs of regulating the industry.

May 29, 2018

ACP Working to Identify Work Stoppage Areas After Court Vacates Key Permit

Work continued along the Atlantic Coast Pipeline’s (ACP) 600-mile route after a federal appeals court late Tuesday agreed with environmental groups challenging the project and vacated a key permit in an order that could halt construction in certain areas indefinitely.

May 17, 2018
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