Tagged Legal

PA State Senator Floats Bill to Make Criminal Protesters Pay

PA residents in Lancaster County have a keeper in freshman Senator Scott Martin. Back in May MDN reported that Martin was cooking up legislation to send the cleanup bill for illegal protests–to the protesters (see PA State Senator Introducing Law to Send Protesters Cleanup Bill). The bill is now here–Senate Bill (SB) 754 (full copy…

Wild-Eyed Eric Schneiderman Takes Russian Oil Money?

Tom Shepstone Shepstone Management Company, Inc.   It’s hard to imagine a more despicable demagogic pol than Eric Schneiderman, New York’s wild-eyed Attorney General and NRDC shill. But, Russian oil money? Eric Schneiderman may be the nastiest, most under-handed politician in America. He promotes and does the dirty work of the NRDC gang. He harasses tiny…

Constitution Case Ensures NY More Winters of High Energy Prices

Daniel B. Markind, Esq. Weir and Partners, LLP   The Constitution Pipeline was denied in court, questioning how long will NY continue making pipelines a political issue and forcing energy prices higher? The Second Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday denied Constitution Pipeline Company, LLC’s appeal of the refusal by the New York Department of…

Court Rejects Constitution Pipe’s Case Against NY DEC; Now What?

In a disappointing, but perhaps not all that unexpected decision (full copy below), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Friday ruled against the Constitution Pipeline and their lawsuit against the Cuomo-corrupted New York Dept. of Environmental Conservation (DEC). The DEC dithered, for years, on a decision about whether or not to…

Court Kicks Constitution Pipeline and Case Down Road

Tom Shepstone Shepstone Management Company, Inc.   The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled on the Constitution Pipeline, kicking Williams in the gut on part of it and kicking part of it down the road. A three-judge panel of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City composed of Carter, G.W. Bush and…

Constitution Pipeline developers lose federal appeal

The developers behind the proposed 121-mile Constitution Pipeline lost another bid to bring natural gas into New York after a federal court of appeals Friday dismissed its lawsuit challenging the state’s decision to block the project. The investors and gas companies behind the project sought to spend $875 million to build a pipeline between northeastern…

Lawrence County, PA O&G Production “Inching Upward Again”

Lawrence County, located along Pennsylvania’s border with Ohio, is not the first county you think of when discussing Marcellus/Utica drilling in western PA. There have been no permits to drill new shale wells in Lawrence so far this year. However, the county does have 58 operating shale wells–and the amount of gas those wells produce…

If NatGas Pipeline is Blocked, NY Elec Plant Will Use Oil Instead

For the past 2+ years MDN has chronicled the journey of Competitive Power Ventures (CPV) to build a $900 million Marcellus gas-fired electric plant in Wawayanda, NY, called the Valley Energy Center. Early on the project faced court challenges, but a judge gave final approval to build it in September 2015 (see Orange County, NY…

The Legal Dance Between States and FERC in Pipeline Approvals

MDN has enthusiastically covered the story of Millennium Pipeline’s challenge of the New York Dept. of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) refusal to (so far) grant a federal Clean Water Act stream crossing permit for a short, 7.8-mile pipeline from Millennium to natgas-fired electric plant currently under construction in Orange County, NY. States are given a year…

Corrosive Use of Legal System Attempts to Stop M-U Pipelines

Constant frivolous lawsuits against legal, legitimate businesses performing a valuable service for society is having a corrosive effect on our legal system. That’s the thought that hit MDN as we read, yet again, about lawsuits and actions against pipelines in Virginia and West Virginia. In Virginia, radicals from the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League are…

Marcellus & Utica Shale Story Links: Thu, Aug 17, 2017

The “best of the rest” – stories that caught MDN’s eye that you may be interested in reading. In today’s lineup: Is Range Resources takeover bait?; Talen Energy relocates HQ; Rice Energy accused of not paying overtime; Shell cracker lauded by national leaders; demand for energy lawyers picks up in Pittsburgh; natgas industry comes to the rescue in…

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