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Supreme Court Seeking More Input on PennEast Battle with New Jersey

Supreme Court Seeking More Input on PennEast Battle with New Jersey

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday asked the Solicitor General to weigh in on PennEast Pipeline Co. LLC’s battle to condemn state-owned land in New Jersey, an order that could potentially delay the high court’s decision to take the case.  PennEast petitioned the court earlier this year to review the U.S. Court of Appeals for…

June 29, 2020
Wyoming, Montana Push for U.S. Supreme Court to Rule on Coal Export Dispute

Wyoming, Montana Push for U.S. Supreme Court to Rule on Coal Export Dispute

Wyoming and Montana on Tuesday filed briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court challenging as unconstitutional the state of Washington’s rejection of an export terminal to process the states’ coal supplies for export to Asian markets. The two states in January asked the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on Washington’s denial of a water permit for…

June 24, 2020
U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Bolsters ACP, but Obstacles Remain

U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Bolsters ACP, but Obstacles Remain

Even after a major court victory upheld the Atlantic Coast Pipeline’s (ACP) plans to cross the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, the latest FERC filings point to the hurdles that remain for the 600-mile, 1.5 Bcf/d project to reach the finish line.

June 19, 2020

‘Not Limited to Pipelines’; Supporters Step Forward to Cheer ACP’s Supreme Court Petition

Given its potential to set a major precedent for future infrastructure development across the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, private and public entities are ratcheting up the debate over the Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC’s (ACP) U.S. Supreme Court case.

December 11, 2019
Supreme Court to Hear ACP’s Appalachian Trail Crossing Case

Supreme Court to Hear ACP’s Appalachian Trail Crossing Case

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC’s (ACP) appeal of a pivotal appeals court ruling that has jeopardized the natural gas pipeline sponsors’ plans to cross the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.

October 4, 2019

MVP Property Rights Case Reaches U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to decide this week whether it will hear a case challenging the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) and the constitutionality of parts of the Natural Gas Act (NGA).

January 16, 2019

Pennsylvania Set to Collect Millions in Overdue Impact Fees After Court Ruling

Pennsylvania is preparing to collect a windfall from hundreds of shale gas wells and their operators after the state Supreme Court recently issued an opinion resolving a dispute over the definition of stripper wells that aren’t required to pay impact fees.

January 4, 2019

Supreme Court Questions ‘Habitat’ Definition in Remanding ESA Case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday unanimously remanded an Endangered Species Act (ESA) case that’s of interest to the oil and gas industry back to an appellate court and ordered the court in New Orleans to decide what constitutes “habitat.”

November 28, 2018

Pennsylvania Supreme Court to Hear Rule of Capture Appeal

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has agreed to hear what is likely to be a landmark appeal, granting a petition filed by Southwestern Energy Co. that asked the justices to decide whether the rule of capture applies to oil and natural gas produced using hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and whether operators can be held liable for subsurface trespass.

November 21, 2018

Oklahoma Supreme Court Tosses Kingfisher County Oil, Gas Wastewater Ordinance

Oklahoma regulators have exclusive jurisdiction over all oil and natural gas operations, the state’s high court has ruled, siding against Kingfisher County officials, who had attempted to ban the use of temporary wastewater lines on private property.

November 15, 2018
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