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Legal News
29 Nov 2015
by Alonso Diaz

Brazil's Minster of Natural Environment said Friday that the country's government plans to sue BHP Billiton Ltd., Vale SA, and Samarco Mineração SA for USD $5.24 billion for damages caused by a dam collapse at an iron ore site the two co-own. The iron ore site, Samarco Mineração SA, is … [read more]


Legal News
18 Nov 2015
by Justin Cosgrove

The Dutch Council of State [official website, in Dutch] on Wednesday ordered [judgment, in Dutch; press release, in Dutch] more cuts in gas production. The court came to this decision after stronger and more frequent earthquakes occurred in the Netherlands as a result of extraction. The Groningen [BBC backgrounder], the … [read more]


Legal News
3 Sep 2015
by Matt Belenky

[JURIST] A Netherlands court ruled on Wednesday that a Royal Dutch Shell and Exxon Mobil joint venture must pay homeowners for property damage caused by gas drilling related earthquakes. The Dutch Safety Board [official website] has warned [Reuters report] several times in the past few years that natural gas production … [read more]


Legal News
18 Aug 2015
by Alexandra Farone

[JURIST] The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement [official website] announced [press release] on Monday that it has approved a permit for Royal Dutch Shell [official website] to drill off the coast of Alaska in the Arctic Ocean. Shell was approved because it acquired a piece of equipment designed to … [read more]


Legal News
5 Aug 2015
by Emelina Perez

[JURIST] Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs [official website] on Tuesday announced [Twitter post] they have submitted a revised bid claiming over 350 nautical miles of Arctic sea shelf to the UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS) [official website]. The country's previous bids in 2001 were rejected … [read more]


Legal News
31 Jul 2015
by Sarah Boehme

A federal judge in Alaska ruled [opinion, PDF] Thursday that Greenpeace USA will be fined $2,500 for every hour that protesters block a Royal Dutch Shell vessel from leaving Portland. The protesters [press release] have been suspending themselves from a bridge and kayakers have been blocking the river to try … [read more]


Legal News
24 Apr 2015
by Colleen Mallick

[JURIST] The systematic anti-foreigner language used in British tabloids for decades, and a recent article in The Sun [media website] calling migrants "cockroaches," moved the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to take action on Friday, calling on UK officials and the media to curb incitement to hatred. Zeid Ra'ad … [read more]


Legal News
17 Apr 2015
by Emelina Perez

[JURIST] Argentina's Minister for Issues Relating to the Falkland Islands, Daniel Filmus [official website], announced on Friday the country is beginning legal proceedings against oil and gas companies from the US and UK drilling off of the islands. Filmus claims [Reuters report] that extracting resources from the islands is illegal, … [read more]


Legal News
25 Mar 2015
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] Maryland's House of Delegates [official website] approved [legislative materials] a bill [HB449 text, PDF] Tuesday that would place a three-year moratorium on hydraulic fracturing in the state. The bill, HB449, passed on a third reading by a vote of 93 to 45, and will now go before the Senate … [read more]


Features
21 Mar 2015
by Sarah Steers

The unconventional gas well fee of Act 13 ("impact fee") sparked heated discussion. Under Section 2302 of Act 13, the governing body of a county may elect to impose a fee on each individual unconventional gas well drilled (or "spudded") in the county. The oil and gas industry considers the … [read more]


Features
21 Mar 2015
by Sarah Steers

Pennsylvania has long incorporated its advantageous position atop deposits of oil and coal into its economy. As technological advancement in the 21st century meant greater access to - and utilization of - natural gas reserves trapped in shale, Governor Tom Corbett advocated for changes to Pennsylvania's long-standing Oil and Gas … [read more]


Features
21 Mar 2015
by Christopher Dellana

On February 14, 2012, then-Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett signed Act 13 [PDF] into law. It amended Title 58 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes to include a fee for individuals or corporations extracting natural gas from geologic formations such as Marcellus Shale. The purpose of the act was to encourage stronger … [read more]


Legal News
17 Feb 2015
by Bradley McAllister

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Ohio [official website] on Tuesday ruled [opinion, PDF] in a 4-3 decision that local drilling and zoning regulations are preempted by state laws governing oil and gas drilling activities. In 2011 Beck Energy Corporation obtained a permit from the Ohio Department of Conservation and Natural … [read more]


Legal News
29 Jan 2015
by Colleen Mallick

[JURIST] Scotland announced a moratorium on the granting of permits for unconventional oil and gas extraction, including fracking, on Wednesday amid environmental and health concerns. Energy minister Fergus Ewing [official website] told the Scottish parliament [statement] that the moratorium will give the government time to investigate the effects of the … [read more]


Legal News
6 Jan 2015
by Bradley McAllister

[JURIST] Environmental conservation group, Haw River Assembly [advocacy website], filed a lawsuit in the Wake County Clerk of Superior Court [official website] in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Monday, seeking to vacate new rules adopted to regulate hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in North Carolina, claiming that the lawmaking panel that developed … [read more]


Legal News
19 Dec 2014
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] New York Governor Andrew Cuomo [official website] and his administration said Wednesday that they will block hydraulic fracturing [report, PDF] across the state. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking [JURIST backgrounder] is a controversial method of tapping natural gas deposits with high pressurized water. The method, commonly used in the local … [read more]


Legal News
4 Sep 2014
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana [official website] ruled [decision, PDF] Wednesday that BP [corporate website] was grossly negligent and bears a majority of the blame for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster [JURIST backgrounder]. In his 153-page decision, Judge Carl Barbier determined … [read more]


Legal News
7 Aug 2014
by Kimberly Bennett

[JURIST] Texas oil drilling company Dan A. Hughes Co. submitted legal responses Wednesday in response to a lawsuit, revoking their drilling permits [notice of revocation, PDF] in Collier County, commenced [press release] by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) [official website]. The drilling company filed two motions in the … [read more]


Legal News
18 Jul 2014
by Bradley McAllister

[JURIST] The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) [official website] on Thursday ordered [judgment] Russia to pay damages in the amount of €16,000 (USD $22,000) within the next three months for placing defendants in metal cages during trial. This is the first case involving the use of cages in Russian … [read more]


Legal News
1 Jul 2014
by Taylor Gillan

[JURIST] The New York Court of Appeals [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Monday that towns can use zoning laws to ban hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking [JURIST backgrounder], within their town lines. In a 5-2 decision, the court ruled in favor [USA Today report] of the towns of Dryden and … [read more]

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