The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday to decide whether to overturn a Crow tribe member’s state court conviction for hunting elk in Wyoming's Bighorn National Forest, with the justices largely concerned with whether earlier court rulings already settled the question of whether the tribe’s treaty right to hunt has expired.
A Pennsylvania federal judge has recused himself out of an "abundance of caution" from an environmental contamination dispute after disclosing that his son received a job offer from BakerHostetler, which represents the steel business in the case.
BP announced Tuesday that it will be expanding its drilling activities in the Gulf of Mexico and that recent advances in seismic imaging have allowed it to identify an additional 1 billion barrels' worth of oil.
The Fourth Circuit on Tuesday threw out South Carolina’s bid to block the federal government from closing a nuclear fuel processing facility near the Savannah River, reversing a district judge who had granted the state a preliminary injunction.
When Gavin Newsom became the 40th governor of California on Monday, he inherited arguably the most aggressive long-term plans to tackle climate change in the U.S., and Golden State watchers say his administration must clear several regulatory, legislative and practical hurdles to put those plans into action.
First Circuit judges wondered during oral arguments Tuesday whether a Massachusetts town could use state regulators to ensnare a unit of Enbridge Inc. in a Catch-22 in the town's efforts to block a compressor station slated to be part of a major pipeline project.
The Delaware Supreme Court affirmed a $5.7 million award Monday in favor of Clean Harbors Inc. and against Union Pacific Corp. over an environmental cleanup at a Kansas waste facility, saying a potentially ambiguous jury verdict form was not, in the end, overly misleading.
The Electric Power Supply Association filed two petitions asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review nuclear power subsidy programs in Illinois and New York, arguing that they stepped on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's role in regulating electricity power markets.
A judge in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims said Duke Energy's suit against the government over its alleged failure to remove nuclear fuel waste from Duke's now-shuttered nuclear power plant in Crystal River, Florida, said the litigation may continue, ruling that the suit does not present the same issues as Duke's other suits over the waste removal.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday in a Crow Tribe member's bid to upend his state court conviction for elk hunting in Wyoming's Bighorn National Forest, a case that should see the justices clear up confusing precedent going back to the 1800s and determine how strongly the tribe's treaty rights stack up against Wyoming's statehood.
A Mississippi federal court has refused to disqualify an attorney who is helping Meritor Inc., Boeing Co. and Rockwell Automation Inc. fight accusations by homeowners that their property was damaged by toxic chemicals that were dumped from a nearby automotive parts plant.
Two pension funds suing SunEdison for failing to disclose financial problems that later led the renewable energy giant’s stock price to collapse secured class certification on Monday, after a New York federal court split the single proposed class into two separate subclasses.
A Nevada federal judge on Monday dismissed a Nevada recycling company’s lawsuit accusing rivals and the city of Reno of fixing prices for recyclable materials.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday passed on reviewing several environmental and energy cases, including Exxon Mobil Corp.'s quest to stop the Massachusetts attorney general's probe into the company's climate change statements and Oklahoma wind farm developers' bid to skip approvals from the Osage Nation for a project.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has urged a Virginia federal court to toss most of a suit brought by The Humane Society over FWS' alleged failure to publicly post information on the permits it issues to those seeking to import elephant and lion body parts into the country as trophies.
Maui County, Hawaii, on Monday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to tackle the entirety of its appeal of the Ninth Circuit's ruling that the Clean Water Act covers pollution that reaches certain waterways via groundwater, rather than merely determining the CWA's scope, as suggested by the Solicitor General's Office.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined for the second time to hear a dispute over whether an Ohio flood control body’s retention of land in alleged violation of a federal agreement, as well as “fracking” and water payments gained from that land, subjected the body to liability under the False Claims Act.
Renewable energy company Soaring Wind Energy LLC and China-focused investor Tang Energy Group Ltd. told a Texas federal judge Friday that another investor is trying to delay enforcement of an over $70 million arbitration award by asking to hold off on further discovery during its appeal of an order confirming the award.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to review a legal challenge to the California Air Resources Board’s requirement that commercial trucks install engine particulate filters, after a state appeals court already found it didn’t have jurisdiction to consider opposition to the measure.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal from a Nigerian activist's widow who asked the court to review the Second Circuit's decision barring her from obtaining Royal Dutch Shell PLC documents held by Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP for her suit against the energy giant in the Netherlands.
In February, Congress amended Internal Revenue Code Section 45Q, creating a tax equity market that supports investment in carbon capture and storage projects. Additional guidance, like that proposed by the Carbon Capture Coalition, is needed in a number of key subject areas to unlock this market, says Hunter Johnston of Steptoe & Johnson LLP.
In the second installment of this two-part series about four carbon pricing policy plans that garnered attention in 2018, Noah Kaufman of Columbia University's Center for Global Energy Policy discusses the potential impacts each would have on emissions, energy markets and the economy.
Four carbon pricing policy plans garnered attention in 2018, including the first bipartisan federal carbon tax proposal in eight years. In the first installment of this two-part series assessing the potential impacts on emissions, energy markets and the economy, Noah Kaufman of Columbia University's Center for Global Energy Policy looks at the similarities and differences.
Landmark California legislation going into effect in January requires the two largest pension funds in the U.S. to publicly report on their climate-related financial risks, which should result in more widespread adoption of financial disclosure recommendations from the Financial Stability Board, say attorneys with CKR Law LLP.
The chances that major transportation and infrastructure legislation may be passed have increased with the election of a House Democratic majority, and efforts to streamline permitting and regulation by federal agencies may further advance the prospects of significant infrastructure development, say attorneys with Squire Patton Boggs LLP.
When reading Tim Wu’s new book, "The Curse of Bigness: Antitrust in the New Gilded Age," lawyers, economists and historians will find its broad brush maddening, and the generalist reader will simply be misled, says D.C. Circuit Judge Douglas Ginsburg.
While the best tax plans are usually implemented year-round, small business owners still have time to consider whether taking certain steps will lower their 2018 tax bill, says Steven Moskowitz of Moskowitz LLP.
With President Donald Trump and Democratic congressional leaders agreeing that transportation and infrastructure are high priorities, the next Congress is likely to consider a large-scale, broad infrastructure package. But the question of how to pay for it remains, say attorneys with Squire Patton Boggs LLP.
The greater frequency and severity of weather-related catastrophes in areas with increasing property values present significant challenges for the insurance industry, especially in cities like Boston that are particularly susceptible to rising sea levels, says Jeffrey Gordon of Zelle LLP.
During its current lame duck session, Congress must compromise on government funding legislation or face a shutdown. It may also endeavor to move additional legislation and continue to confirm Trump administration nominees before the close of the 115th Congress later this month, says Layth Elhassani of Covington & Burling LLP.