California and Washington were joined in the lawsuit over NEPA by 19 other Democratic-led states, the District of Columbia, Guam, the city of New York, Harris County, Texas, and the environmental oversight agencies of Connecticut and New York.
Chesapeake ignited a fight when it asked the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Houston to approve breaking pipeline contracts, including with Energy Transfer and Crestwood Equity Partners.
U.S. energy regulators on Aug. 27 granted Kinder Morgan's request to put in service the 10th and final liquefaction train at the company's nearly $2 billion Elba Island LNG export plant in Georgia.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Aug. 26 asked an appeals court to reverse a ruling which scrapped an environmental permit that allows the Dakota Access crude oil pipeline, known as DAPL, to operate on U.S. land.
North Carolina rejected a water permit for the pipeline extension.
As the November election draws closer, Babst Calland’s Kevin Garber and Jean Mosites analyze the stance of major party candidates on key environmental issues and what the oil and gas industry can anticipate, depending on the victors.
State rejects extension to the Mountain Valley Pipeline.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is exploring four options, including some that would not require the Dakota Access pipeline to shut, said Ben Schifman, an attorney representing the Army Corps.
However, U.S. regulatory officials may still have to issue another environmental assessment for DAPL before deciding if the 570,000-bbl/d oil pipeline can continue to operate.