Status: Joint motion for consent judgment granted. [ 02/14/2023 ]
Description: Lawsuit brought by company developing carbon sequestration project challenging local ordinance that attempted “to improperly place a 12-month moratorium on the construction and drilling of Class V well, as well as seismic surveying.”
Status: Findings and recommendations adopted in full and plaintiffs' motions for partial summary judgment granted. [ 10/19/2022 ]
Description: Lawsuit brought by out-of-state owners of Montana coal-fired power plant against other owners and Montana Attorney General challenging constitutionality of state laws that created barriers to closure of plant.
Status: Complaint in intervention filed by Airlines for America. [ 01/14/2022 ]
Description: Lawsuit seeking to block implementation of a South Coast Air Quality Management District rule imposing compliance obligations on warehouses based on the number, type, and emission characteristics of trucks that visit the warehouse facilities.
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.