244 ABA Journal Energy Law articles.

Shearman & Sterling opens Houston office—its 2nd Texas location this year
Shearman & Sterling has opened its second Texas office in Houston just two months after launching its first one in Austin.
Trump signs executive order rolling back climate change policy; next move is before DC Circuit

President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order that directs the Environmental Protection Agency to begin rescinding and rewriting the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan, designed to fight global…

Federal judge denies injunction, permitting Dakota Access Pipeline to go forward

A Washington, D.C. federal court ruling Tuesday paves the way for completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline, over strong objections from neighboring tribal communities, Reuters has reported.

The ruling…

Court dockets will shrink as Donald Trump rescinds Obama administration actions

Lawsuits stemming from executive actions and legal interpretations by the Obama administration are likely to be removed from the U.S. Supreme Court docket and lower federal courts as a result…

Species may be called endangered based on projected climate change, 9th Circuit rules

Federal agencies may classify species as threatened based on projected habitat loss due to climate change, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Monday.

The ruling came in a…

US will halt work on oil pipeline opposed by Standing Rock Sioux tribe; judge refused injunction

The federal government announced on Friday that it will halt construction of an oil pipeline near a lake that plays an important role to members of the Standing Rock Sioux…

New Mexico top court overturns conviction due to Skype testimony, warns judges about social media

The New Mexico Supreme Court is warning judges about the perils of social media in an opinion that nonetheless sidesteps whether the trial judge’s Facebook posts indicated bias.

The New…

Colorado Supreme Court overturns fracking bans enacted by cities

Colorado municipal laws that limit gas and oil development are unenforceable because state law pre-empts them, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled Monday.

Fort Collins has a five-year moratorium on fracking…

Maryland program to encourage new generation of electricity is pre-empted, Supreme Court says

A Maryland program that provides incentives for electricity generation is pre-empted by federal law, the U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously ruled.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s opinion (PDF) for the…

Former mining CEO is sentenced to prison in safety case

A former mining executive has been sentenced to a year in prison for a misdemeanor conspiracy to violate federal mine safety regulations.

U.S. District Judge Irene Berger, the daughter of…

Drought sheds light on the California’s water law deficiencies
It's a classic case of ignoring a problem until forced to face it.

In the midst of a four-year drought, when the state had its lowest rainfall ever, California finally established a regulatory regime, the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act of 2014, to control who gets what groundwater.

Orrick adds 7 more partners in Houston

A month after announcing that it was opening a Houston office with partners from other law firms, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has added to its attorney roster there.

Five…

Utility is criminally charged in methane gas leak that displaced thousands from homes

A California utility is facing criminal charges over a massive methane gas leak outside Los Angeles that has forced thousands from their homes since October.

The four misdemeanor counts filed…

California air quality agency sues over gas leak which has displaced thousands

Corrected: California’s Air Quality Management District has sued a gas utility in the state over a Los Angeles-area gas leak that’s been active since October, the Los Angeles Daily…

Federal rule promoting reduced energy use is upheld by SCOTUS; environmentalists applaud decision

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission had the authority to require compensation for large electricity users that reduce consumption during periods of peak demand, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in…

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