Description: Petition seeking declaratory order that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation had waived jurisdiction over water quality certificate for interstate natural gas pipeline project.
Status: Motion for preliminary injunction granted and motion to dismiss denied. [ 12/13/2017 ]
Description: Action seeking declaratory judgment that federal law preempted state environmental permitting requirements for gas pipeline project and also seeking to enjoin enforcement of state permitting requirements to interfere with project.
Description: Lawsuit asserting Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act claims against environmental organizations alleging that false claims regarding anthropogenic carbon emissions' connection to climate change amounted to a criminal scheme.
Status: Order issued directing BLM either to issue the remaining permits or to provide non-arbitrary reasons supported by substantial evidence as to why it needs more time to process the permits. [ 12/30/2016 ]
Description: Lawsuit to compel the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to grant applications for permits to drill.