Noble Energy, Inc. v. Salazar

ELR Citation: 42 ELR 20056
No(s). 11-5114 (D.C. Cir. Mar 2, 2012)

The D.C. Circuit remanded a Minerals Management Service (MMS) order obligating an oil and gas company to plug permanently and to abandon its oil wells off the coast of California. The company argued that its contractual obligations under the lease, including any duties to plug and abandon the well, ...