PennEast takes eminent domain fight to Supreme Court
PennEast Pipeline Co. LLC announced yesterday it plans to ask the Supreme Court to decide a legal dispute over whether its pipeline project violated New Jersey's constitutional protections.
OIL AND GAS
BLM halts leases after sage grouse, climate legal brawls
Federal officials have withdrawn thousands of acres of land slated for sale to the oil and gas industry after courts demanded that the government take a closer look at greater sage grouse habitat protections and climate change impacts.
Judge blocks Colo. mine expansion
A federal judge in Colorado today struck down the Interior Department's plan to expand the West Elk mine in North Fork Valley.
Attorney general appeals Great Lakes tunnel ruling
Michigan's top lawyer is continuing to fight Enbridge Inc.'s pipeline replacement project planned beneath part of the Great Lakes.
OIL AND GAS
Interior reviews under fire for GHGs, polar bear harassment
Polar bear harassment and climate analysis took center stage in oral arguments before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday over federal agency approvals for an Alaskan oil company's drilling project in the Beaufort Sea.