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Mealey's Fracking - Trump Administration: Court Erred In Finding Lease Cancellation 'Arbitrary'
Posted on 15 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Trump administration on July 11 filed a brief in the District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, arguing that a district court erred when it held that delay alone may be the basis for determining that an agency action is... Read More

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Mealey's Fracking - Offshore Fracking Dispute On Appeal To The 9th Circuit Not Selected For Mediation
Posted on 10 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - A clerk in the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on July 5 issued an order indicating that a lawsuit regarding offshore hydraulic fracturing was not selected for mediation, as environmental groups and the Trump administration contest... Read More

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Mealey's Fracking - Fracking Companies Seek Ruling That They Are Not Infringing A Drilling Tool Patent
Posted on 10 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

HOUSTON - Two hydraulic fracturing companies on July 8 filed a complaint in Texas federal court seeking declaratory judgment that they have not infringed a patent for a tool used in well casings in response to a cease-and-desist letter sent to the companies... Read More

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Mealey's Fracking - Hydraulic Fracturing Company: Well Services Operators Infringe Patents Knowingly
Posted on 9 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

HOUSTON - A hydraulic fracturing well services company on July 3 sued two other well services companies in Texas federal court, alleging that they knowingly infringe on patents related to a fracking fluid pumping system (U.S. Well Services Inc. v. TOPS... Read More

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Mealey's Fracking - Agency: Native American Tribe Missed Its Chance To Consult On Fracking Pipeline
Posted on 9 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on July 5 filed a brief in the District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals contending that the court should deny a Native American tribal preservation group's motion seeking to intervene... Read More

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Mealey's Fracking - Judge: Oil Sale Agreement Open To Interpretation, Dismissal Of Case Not Warranted
Posted on 8 Jul 2019 by Mealeys

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - A federal judge in New Mexico on July 1 denied an energy company's motion to reconsider the judge's previous ruling regarding the company's motion to dismiss a lawsuit over the sale of oil and gas mineral interests, ruling... Read More

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Mealey's Fracking - Company, Federal Agency Seek High Court Review Of Fracking Pipeline Ruling
Posted on 27 Jun 2019 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A pipeline company and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) each filed petitions for writ of certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court on June 25, contending that the USFS has the authority under federal law to grant rights-of-way for the construction... Read More

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Mealey's Fracking - Panel Affirms Prior Decision Against Groups That Objected To Fracking Ordinance
Posted on 26 Jun 2019 by Mealeys

HARRISBURG, Pa. - A Pennsylvania appellate panel on June 26 re-affirmed its prior decision that a lower court did not err when it rejected a challenge to a local hydraulic fracturing ordinance brought by residents and environmental groups that opposed... Read More

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Mealey's Fracking - Panel: Residents Hit By Fracking Earthquakes May Not Recover Insurance Premiums
Posted on 24 Jun 2019 by Mealeys

DENVER - A panel of the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on June 21 affirmed a district court's ruling and refused to certify a question to the Oklahoma Supreme Court regarding residents' claims that they could recover premiums they had to pay... Read More

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Mealey's Fracking - Groups: Rehearing Needed For Fracking Permits Approved By Trump Administration
Posted on 24 Jun 2019 by Mealeys

DENVER - Environmental groups on June 20 filed a petition for rehearing in the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, contending that the court should vacate the environmental assessments (EAs) related to the Trump administration's approval of hydraulic... Read More

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Mealey's Fracking - Tribes, Environmental Groups Say Appeal Of Fracking Leases Is Not Moot
Posted on 24 Jun 2019 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Native American tribal groups and conservationists on June 21 filed a brief in the District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals contending that their appeal of the Trump administration's decision to reinstate hydraulic fracturing... Read More

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Mealey's Fracking - Agency To Probe Trump Administration's Use Of Funds For National Monument Fracking
Posted on 19 Jun 2019 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Two federal legislators on June 17 announced that the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) will open an investigation into whether the Trump administration violated "longstanding prohibitions" against using appropriated... Read More

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Mealey's Fracking - Groups File Briefs Supporting Fracking Company In Federal Lease Dispute
Posted on 14 Jun 2019 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and a hydraulic fracturing industry trade group on June 12 filed separate amicus curiae briefs in the District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, each contending that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's... Read More

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Mealey's Fracking - California, New Mexico Seek Ruling That Methane Rule Repeal Was 'Unlawful'
Posted on 11 Jun 2019 by Mealeys

SAN FRANCISCO - The attorneys general for the states of California and New Mexico on June 7 moved in California federal court for summary judgment declaring that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) decision to rescind the 2016 Waste Prevention... Read More

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Mealey's Fracking - Fracking Company: Agency's Lease Cancellation 'Built Upon False Premises'
Posted on 7 Jun 2019 by Mealeys

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A hydraulic fracturing company on June 5 filed a brief in the District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeal contending that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) cancellation of a fracking lease was "built upon false... Read More

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