March 17, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
The environmental advocacy organization Greenpeace International on Monday filed a lawsuit against Russia in the European Court of Human Rights on behalf of the Arctic 30, a group of Greenpeace activists who spent two months in a Russian jail following a peaceful protest against drilling in the ...[read more]
March 11, 2014
by Kyle Webster
Deepwater Horizon, the name given to the oil spill from the British Petroleum (BP)-run Macondo Prospect in the Gulf of Mexico, occurred between April and September 2010. Macondo Prospect is a large area off the coast of the Louisiana that contains large deposits of oil and is thus the site of ...[read more]
March 11, 2014
by Michael Roberts
On April 20, 2010, an explosion of high pressure methane gas sank British Petroleum (BP)'s Deepwater Horizon drilling rig, causing a leak that became one of the largest oil spills in history. The leak continued until the well was officially sealed on September 21, 2010 and released an estimated ...[read more]
December 20, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that portions of Act 13 of 2012, a statute amending the Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Act, are unconstitutional. Specifically, the court found that the act violated the Pennsylvania Constitution by placing zoning rights regarding hydraulic fracturing or... ...[read more]
November 28, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
A Russian court on Thursday granted bail to Australian Colin Russell, one of the 30 Greenpeace International crew members detained since their September protest against Arctic oil drilling. Greenpeace says Russell will be released from prison as soon as the court accepts the organization's two- ...[read more]
November 23, 2013
by Julie Deisher
The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) on Friday ordered the release of the Greenpeace International ship Arctic Sunrise as well as the release of the 28 activists and two freelance journalists who were arrested on board the ship, upon payment of a ?3.6 million euro bond by... ...[read more]
November 13, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
An Ecuadorian court on Wednesday ordered Chevron to pay USD $9.51 billion in fines and legal fees. This was a significant reduction from the previous $18 billion judgment. The lawsuit, brought by the Amazon Defense Front, arises out of Chevron's drilling for oil in Ecuador and the resulting ...[read more]
October 22, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
The Dutch government on Monday asked the UN-backed International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) to order Russia to return a ship used by Greenpeace International and the activists who were arrested on board the ship. The ship had been used to stage a protest over oil drilling. The 28 ...[read more]
October 1, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
A Brazilian federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit against Chevron after approving a negotiated settlement, closing a lengthy legal battle over a 2011 oil spill. The leak occurred in November 2011, when a Chevron appraisal well leaked 155,000 gallons of oil, and the following March, when oil ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
Shale gas deposits have been identified across the US and drilling efforts had begun as early as the 1940s. As natural gas extraction intensified in the early twenty-first century and environmental concerns gained publicity, some landowners filed lawsuits, particularly in the northeast Marcellus ...[read more]

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