Category: Legal issues

Keystone XL pipeline records sought in Sierra Club suit

Keystone XL pipeline records are being sought by the Sierra Club in a lawsuit claiming the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has to make public documents related to its review of TransCanada Corp. (TRP)’s project.  More »

Property owners threaten second suit over delay on fracking study

A coalition of property owners announced that it will sue New York state over its delay in issuing a long-awaited environmental impact statement on hydraulic fracturing unless the state provides a reasonable timeline by Feb. 13 for finalizing the process.  More »

Jury convicts anti-Enbridge pipeline protesters

Three women sit in the Ingham County jail awaiting sentencing next month for trespassing and obstructing police at the site of an Enbridge Inc. oil pipeline project.  More »

Pipeline trial kicks off as if nasty divorce case

The billion-dollar legal battle among three oil and gas giants – Energy Transfer Partners, Enterprise Products and Enbridge – that went to trial last week sounds like a bitter divorce case, complete with accusations of a lovers’ triangle.  More »

Pipeline companies head to court over partnership dispute

Energy Transfer Partners claims Houston-based Enterprise Products Partners broke its commitment to jointly build a pipeline from Okahoma to Houston and argues Canadian pipeline giant Enbridge conspired to illegally cut ETP out of the deal.  More »

Juror interviews at issue in ex-BP engineer’s case

A former BP engineer is basing his request for a new trial on improper interviews with jurors who had convicted him of trying to obstruct a federal investigation of the company’s 2010 Gulf oil spill, federal prosecutors say.  More »

Ex-BP engineer to seek judge’s recusal from case

Lawyers for a former BP engineer convicted of trying to obstruct an investigation of the company’s 2010 Gulf oil spill plan to seek the disqualification of the federal judge who presided over the trial last month.  More »

Drug case highlights underside of Bakken boom

Authorities seeking to curb rising crime rates within once-quiet rural communities along the Montana-North Dakota border.  More »

New lawsuit filed against Cape Wind power project

Opponents of a proposed wind farm in Nantucket Sound have filed a federal lawsuit saying the state overstepped its authority when it brokered an agreement for a major utility to buy power from the project.  More »

Halliburton manager from Katy sentenced in Gulf spill case

A former Halliburton manager has been sentenced to one year of probation for destroying evidence after BP’s massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  More »

Worry and debate follow Pennsylvania court’s drilling decision

Business advocates consider the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision backing cities’ rights to fight the state’s new gas drilling law a major setback. Environmentalists cheered the decision, saying it strengthens the hand that environmental considerations will play in government decisions.  More »

FBI plan to put agents in Bakken Shale sparks flap

Crime on both sides of the states’ border has spiked as thousands of new workers brings drug traffickers in their wake.  More »