Natural Resources (generally)

The D.C. Circuit ordered FERC to consider whether to stay a certificate for a pipeline that would carry natural gas from western Canada to a proposed export terminal in Oregon in light of the…

A district court upheld in part and vacated in part a 2016 rule of the Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONNR), which effectively changed how royalties owed to the federal government are…

The U.S. Supreme Court held, 5-4, that the Natural Gas Act (NGA) authorizes FERC certificate holders to condemn all necessary rights-of-way, whether owned by private parties or states, in a…

The D.C. Circuit vacated FERC's issuance of a certificate of public convenience and necessity for construction of a natural gas pipeline in the St. Louis area. An environmental group argued…

A district court granted states' motion to preliminarily enjoin the president's Executive Order pausing new oil and gas leases on public lands and in offshore waters. The states argued…

A state appellate court upheld, 2-1, a certificate of need and routing permit granted by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission for replacement of a portion of the Line 3 oil pipeline. Native…

A district court denied Native American tribes' motion for a permanent injunction in an ongoing dispute concerning the Dakota Access pipeline. The tribes argued they were entitled to…

The Minnesota Supreme Court reversed an appellate court ruling that held the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission erred by approving affiliated-interest agreements for construction and operation…

A district court denied a request to block a permit issued by President Trump authorizing a pipeline company to construct a cross-border segment of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Environmental…

A district court denied a steel mill owner's motion to preliminarily enjoin construction of a gas pipeline in Texas. The owner argued that the Army Corps of Engineers authorized the…