Attorney Says Clean Power Plan Ruling Not Expected For Months

Federal appeals court judges posed tough questions to both sides of the dispute over the Obama administration’s proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP), but a ruling is not expected for months, and the entire issue may not be settled until 2018, according to an attorney who attended last month’s oral arguments.

October 24, 2016

VA Supreme Court Rules NatGas Used For Electricity Not Subject to Local Taxes

Localities in Virginia cannot tax natural gas used to generate electricity, according to a recent ruling by the Supreme Court of Virginia.

July 8, 2016

Without Scalia, Long Fight Over Clean Power Plan Expected

Industry experts say a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to temporarily block implementation of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) — now one of the last actions by the high court to include conservative Justice Antonin Scalia — remains in effect. A final decision on the law could be delayed until well after President Obama leaves office.

February 16, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court Stays Clean Power Plan; Rule Faces Uncertain Future

In an unusual move, and a sign that the Obama administration’s proposed Clean Power Plan (CPP) could be in trouble, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday temporarily blocked implementation of the rule until all legal challenges have been resolved.

February 10, 2016

In Industry Win, Ohio Supreme Court Rules Commonly Used Oil/Gas Leases Valid

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that a standard oil and gas lease form commonly used by producers in the state is valid and does not violate the rights of landowners, upholding state law that dates to the 19th century in a win for the industry.

January 27, 2016

U.S. Supreme Court Won’t Review EPA’s Power Plant GHG Rule

The U.S. Supreme Court said Tuesday it won’t review a lower court ruling concerning the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regulation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from many existing power plants.

January 21, 2016

Ohio Supreme Court Orders Youngstown Anti-Fracking Proposal Back on Ballot

The Ohio Supreme Court ordered a grassroots initiative in Youngstown that seeks to amend the city’s charter to prohibit oil and gas industry activity back on the November ballot, reversing the local county board of elections’ decision not to certify the issue for a vote.

September 21, 2015

Supreme Court’s Scalia to Review New BP Appeal on Macondo Payouts

The U.S. Supreme Court has been asked by BP plc to review a mandate that would require the producer to continue paying Macondo-related oil spill settlement claims regardless of whether the original agreement is determined to be fair.

May 29, 2014

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Denies PUC Appeal on Act 13

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court last Thursday quashed an appeal by the state Public Utility Commission (PUC), leaving in place an earlier court order that the commission cannot use a review process to enforce some provisions of Act 13, the state’s omnibus Marcellus Shale law.

July 29, 2013

Indiana Supreme Court Takes Controversial SNG Case

The Indiana Supreme Court announced Thursday that it will hear a case involving a 30-year contract for the state to purchase coal-to-substitute natural gas (SNG) from a proposed $2.8 billion gasification plant in southwestern Indiana.

June 11, 2013
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