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Energy Exploration in Pennsylvania Emerges Victorious

William Perry Pendley September 20, 2011 - DENVER - Energy operators in Pennsylvania celebrated today's decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia that affirmed a ruling by a Pennsylvania federal district court ( Minard Run Oil Company v. United States Forest Service...

3rd Circuit Upholds Ruling on Drilling in the Allegheny National Forest (Free Download)

In a ruling issued earlier this week, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a district court's decision to issue an injunction barring the United States Forest Service from applying the environmental impact study requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act to drilling in the 800-square...

Free Download: Miners Sue Salazar, Alleging Illegal Million-Acre Land Lockup

By William Perry Pendley DENVER - A 117-year-old nonprofit, non-partisan mining trade association with thousands of members on March 6 filed a lawsuit in Arizona federal district court against the Obama Administration for its lock-up of a million acres of federal land in northern Arizona ( Northwest...

Feds Ignore Law, Court Rulings In Pennsylvania, Legal Foundation Asserts

By William Perry Pendley DENVER - Energy operators in Pennsylvania, after a victory at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in September 2011, on March 15 urged a Pennsylvania federal district court to ignore a brief filed by federal lawyers and to issue a final ruling in their lawsuit...

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: District Court Grants Summary Judgment to Mineral Owners Against the U.S. Forest Service

In Minard Run Oil Co. v. United States Forest Serv . , C.A. No. 09-125 Erie (W.D. Pa. September 6, 2012) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], Judge Sean J. McLaughlin of the Western District of Pennsylvania granted summary judgment to plaintiff mineral owners in the ongoing litigation...

California Energy Group Defends Oil and Gas Leasing

DENVER - A California nonprofit, non-partisan trade association that represents some 450 independent crude oil and natural gas producers, royalty owners, and service and supply companies on Juje 25 filed its brief with a California federal district court defending federal oil and gas leasing in the nation’s...

DLA Piper Energy Alert: Federal District Court Decision Appears To Clear Way For Cape Wind

By Robert J. Alessi and Jeffrey D. Kuhn | The Federal District Court in Washington, D.C., has issued a lengthy ruling that appeared to substantially clear the way for Cape Wind, a large proposed offshore wind farm on Horseshoe Shoal in Nantucket Sound south of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The decision...

DLA Piper: DOE Proposed Major Changes To LNG Export Rules, Comments Due July 21

By: Lee A. Alexander and Philip Angeli The US Department of Energy is proposing to change its rules and procedures for reviewing applications to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) to countries that do not have a free trade agreement with the US (non-FTA countries). The proposed change, announced...