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AP Impact: Gulf Oil Industry-Government Ties Persist

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Ties between offshore oil and gas companies and the agency that regulates them persist, nearly a year after the Obama administration announced an overhaul of ethics rules to deter such cozy relationships, documents obtained by The Associated Press show. About 1 of every 5 employees...

Conservationists Sue To Block TransCanada Pipeline

OMAHA, Neb. - (AP) Three conservation groups are suing to halt preliminary work on a proposed 1,700-mile-long oil pipeline from the tar sands of western Canada to Texas Gulf Coast refineries. The lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court in Nebraska contends that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service broke...

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...

Alaska Miners Seek Court Ordered Return Of Valuable Claims

By William Perry Pendley DENVER - Three Alaska miners who sued U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar among others in Alaska federal district court after their claims were declared null and void by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on May 21 urged the court to grant them summary judgment ( Mullikin...

Troutman Sanders: DOI and DOE Release 'Roadmap' for Solar Energy Development

On July 27, 2012, the Department of the Interior ("DOI") Bureau of Land Management ("BLM") and the Department of Energy ("DOE") announced the availability of the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement ("PEIS") for solar energy development in Arizona...

Fulbright & Jaworski LLP Fracking Blog: Federal vs. State Regulation

On September 10, 2012, members of the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Natural Resources wrote to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, requesting that the Bureau of Land Management's proposed regulations governing hydraulic fracturing on federal land be made stronger. The group...