September 7, 2017

JD Supra, Anthony Cavender, September 6, 2017- In the case of EQT Production Company v. Wender, et al., on August 30, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed, in a 2-1 ruling, the lower court’s decision that a West Virginia county’s ordinance effectively barring the operation of a …

August 25, 2017

Denver Post, Bruce Finley, August 24, 2017- Colorado residents fed up with what they see as the state’s failure to protect people and the environment are fighting fossil-fuel development inside their towns by making new rules requiring odor control, bigger setbacks and company disclosure of underground oil and gas flowlines. …

August 23, 2017

Denver Post, John Aguilar, August 22, 2017- City leaders on Tuesday approved a set of oil and gas regulations that exceed what the state requires of energy-extraction firms, setting the stage for potential legal challenges as tensions between Front Range communities and drilling companies mount. Thornton’s new rules, which the city has …

August 22, 2017

The Athens News, David DeWitt, August 20, 2017- In a blow against local efforts to ban fracking-waste injection wells in Athens County, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted declined last week to consider the argument of a group protesting the local election board’s decision to keep a proposed county charter …

August 1, 2017

Los Angeles Times, Maura Dolan and Ralph Vartabedian, July 31, 2017- California’s high-speed train project is likely to continue to be buffeted by environmental challenges as a result of a decision by the state’s top court. In a 6-1 ruling last week written by Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye, the California Supreme Court decided that …