Law360 (December 14, 2020, 12:08 PM EST) -- The past year has produced a deluge of major rulings affecting the energy industry, with circuit courts allowing climate change lawsuits to proceed against fossil fuel companies in state courts — but not allowing such suits against the federal government at all — and further defining the boundaries of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's authority.
The U.S. Supreme Court also clarified that Clean Water Act liability could extend to pipelines and other pieces of energy infrastructure if they contaminate groundwater.
In the first of a two-part series, Law360 breaks down the biggest energy-related court decisions of 2020.
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