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High Court: Lower Court Erred In Stopping Transfer Of Land Under Cross
Posted on 28 Apr 2010 by Andrew McCue

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The U.S. Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision on April 28 reversed and remanded a lower court decision and held that a district court judge erred in enjoining Congress from transferring government land on which a Christian... Read More

Judge Grills Feds On Pulling Utah Drilling Leases
Posted on 22 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SALT LAKE CITY - (AP) A federal judge on Wednesday questioned Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's justification for canceling 77 drilling leases sold by the Bush administration around national parks in Utah. A U.S. Justice Department lawyer maintained... Read More

Drilling Moratorium Challenged By Offshore Company
Posted on 9 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS - (AP) The ban on deepwater petroleum drilling in the Gulf of Mexico is being challenged by a Louisiana oil services company that claims the federal government has not shown justification for the shutdown. Hornbeck Offshore Services Inc.,... Read More

Feds Let BP Avoid Filing Blowout Plan For Gulf Oil Rig
Posted on 6 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW ORLEANS – (AP) Petrochemical giant BP didn't file a plan to specifically handle a major oil spill from an uncontrolled blowout at its Deepwater Horizon project because the federal agency that regulates offshore rigs changed its rules two... Read More

Government Hopes New Drilling Moratorium Can Survive
Posted on 13 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Rebuffed twice by the courts, the Obama administration is taking another crack at a moratorium on deep-water drilling, stressing new evidence of safety concerns and no longer basing the moratorium on water depth. But those who... Read More

Feds Sued For Backing Off Fast-Track Drilling
Posted on 29 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - (AP) A petroleum industry group has filed a lawsuit saying federal land managers lacked authority to stop fast-track approval of oil and gas drilling on public land in the West. The Western Energy Alliance filed the lawsuit on Oct. 21... Read More

Environmental Group Sues Interior Over Wyoming Coal Leasing
Posted on 22 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – (AP) An environmental group is suing Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to try to get the government to increase its regulation of mining in the nation's top coal-producing region. The lawsuit filed by WildEarth Guardians in U.S... Read More

Cape Wind Project To Face Legal Challenges
Posted on 29 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BOSTON – (AP) With federal approval behind them, developers of what would be the nation's first offshore wind farm still have a tough journey ahead before finally producing power in the waters off Cape Cod. On Wednesday, the Obama administration... Read More

Emerging Oil Rig Evidence Shows Lack Of Regulation
Posted on 13 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (AP) The first firm evidence of what likely caused the disastrous Gulf of Mexico oil blowout — a devastating sequence of equipment failures — drives home a central unsettling point about America's oil industry... Read More

Texas Sues Feds Over Offshore Drilling Ban
Posted on 12 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HOUSTON - (AP) The Texas attorney general sued the Obama administration Wednesday over its new deep-water offshore drilling moratorium, claiming it is unjustified and federal officials did not contact the state before issuing the ban. Attorney General... Read More