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Mac's Shell Service And Application Of The Petroleum Marketing Practices Act

By Philip Ashley The Petroleum Marketing Practices Act was enacted by Congress to address abuses in the termination or non-renewal of the franchisee relationship between independent franchisees and their franchisor oil companies. Since then, some circuit courts of appeal have expanded the application...

Troutman Sanders LLP: Lawsuit Filed Against New York's Participation In RGGI

On June 28, 2011, two business women with the assistance of the Competitive Enterprise Institute ("CEI") and Americans for Prosperity filed a lawsuit against the state of New York for participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative ("RGGI") program because the interstate compact...

Environmental Groups Sue Over Natural Gas Drilling Regulations

NEW YORK - (AP) Environmental groups filed a lawsuit Thursday in New York City to force federal officials to conduct an environmental review before issuing final regulations on natural gas drilling in the Delaware River Basin because of concerns over the method used to remove the gas. The lawsuit asks...

Federal Judge Throws Out Obama Drilling Rules

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - (AP) A judge on Friday threw out Obama administration rules that sought to slow down expedited environmental review of oil and gas drilling on federal land. U.S. District Judge Nancy Freudenthal ruled in favor of a petroleum industry group, the Western Energy Alliance, in its lawsuit...

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...

Lawsuit Filed Over Yellowstone River Oil Spill

BILLINGS, Mont. - (AP) Several landowners whose property was damaged when an ExxonMobil Corp. pipeline spilled oil into the Yellowstone River have filed a lawsuit seeking unspecified damages for long-term harm to their property and businesses. Attorney Cliff Edwards filed the lawsuit in state District...

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...