The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has denied an appeal filed by a citizen advocacy group challenging four unconventional natural gas well sites operated by Apex Energy LLC near Pittsburgh, capping a fight that has lasted roughly two years.
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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).
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.
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.”
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.
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.
The Iowa Supreme Court is considering oral arguments from landowners and environmental activists attempting to unravel approval by the Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) in 2016 for the Dakota Access Pipeline, which is in service and crosses the state. The Grow America’s Infrastructure Now coalition said the IUB conducted 18 public informational meetings and 12 days of public hearings on the four-state, multi-billion dollar oil pipeline owned and operated by Energy Transfer Partners LP. Supporters expect the state high court to reaffirm lower court rulings that rejected challenges to the pipeline.
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.
After a lower court ruled against the oil and natural gas industry last year, the Colorado Supreme Court has agreed to examine how public health and environmental protections are weighed in decisions by state energy regulators.
Constitution Pipeline Co. LLC is refusing to back down in its saga to get its beleaguered 124-mile natural gas pipeline approved and has petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to review an appeals court ruling in August against the project.