Landmark court ruling could spur FERC 'sea change'
A watershed court ruling yesterday cleared a long-standing obstacle to timely legal challenges of projects approved by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. How will it change landowner and agency fights?
In landowner win, court reins in 'Kafkaesque' approvals
Federal energy regulators are no longer free to indefinitely stall challenges to the projects they approve, a prominent appeals court ruled today in a victory for landowners.
Supreme Court wants feds' input on eminent domain slugfest
The Supreme Court yesterday asked the Trump administration to weigh in on a battle over companies' ability to seize state lands to build natural gas pipelines.
Groups: Don't take 'bait' in Army Corps permit fight
A court-ordered block on a major pipeline permitting program is the natural consequence of the federal government's own failures and should not be reversed, conservation groups told the Supreme Court yesterday.
Judge allows Alaska Native companies to tap federal aid
A federal judge has cleared the way for Alaska Native corporations to get emergency federal coronavirus aid designated for Native American tribes after an urgent battle to bar the private businesses from accessing the funds.