A federal judge in Texas ruled on Friday that an insurer was
right to deny coverage to a Texan oil and gas contractor that
caused another company to lose $1.7 million because it dug a
well in the state's eastern portion that was too shallow to be
of any use.
A federal judge in Portland has dismissed a case by Oregon
cattlemen who sought to limit the types of waters that are
protected from pollution under federal law, finding that the
plaintiff had not shown they suffered an injury.
A federal court in New York's Long Island has dismissed
claims by two animal welfare groups alleging that the U.S.
National Park Service (NPS) illegally adopted a plan to manage
deer population in a protected area by killing the animals.
A third coalition of environmental groups sued the Trump
administration in federal court on Thursday over its overhaul of
a cornerstone environmental law whose implementation is expected
to fast-track infrastructure projects such as oil pipelines and
Utah on Wednesday agreed to drop claims against the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency over the polluting of the
state's waters from the release five years ago of wastewater
from a defunct southwestern Colorado gold mine, following a
A federal appeals court on Wednesday vacated a lower court
decision that had partly granted the American Petroleum
Institute's (API) challenge of a rule penalizing oil and gas
producers who underreport their output on federally leased land.
A coalition of environmental groups sued in Anchorage
federal court on Tuesday the U.S. Department of the Interior
over a proposed 211-mile mining access road in northern Alaska
that they say would damage wildlife and ecologically-valuable
land by cutting through a federally protected park.
A federal appeals court on Monday upheld a lower court
ruling that said a federal fisheries conservation law did not
empower the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to set up a
program that would allow fish farming in the Gulf of Mexico.
A federal appeals court reversed on Monday a lower court
order that had denied an environmental group's request to stop a
U.S. Forest Service logging project covering nearly 4,700 acres
of land in northern California's Mendocino National Forest.
Oil company Taylor Energy Company LLC sought on Friday in
Washington D.C. federal court to shake off a claim that it owes
the federal government $43 million for work it paid to a
contractor to stop an oil spill from remnants of an oil platform
operated by the company in the Gulf of Mexico when it collapsed.