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DOT Issues Regulatory Bulletin For Abandoned Oil & Gas Pipelines

DOT Issues Regulatory Bulletin For Abandoned Oil, Gas Pipelines On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Transportation, through the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, issued a bulletin mandated under the recently enacted Protecting Our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety Act of 2016 clarifying the regulatory requirements for abandoned pipelines that at one time carried […]

Environmental Groups Sue EPA To Force Stricter Rules For Oil and Gas “Hazardous Waste”

Environmental Groups Sue EPA To Force Stricter Rules For “Hazardous Waste” …but EPA has already found that oil and gas waste doesn’t meet the standards of hazardous waste… A myriad of environmental groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for failing to update its rules for oil and gas drilling waste disposal, stating that the […]

Enviro Groups May Have Staged SUV Hitting Protester

Enviro Groups May Have Staged SUV Hitting Protester The Center for Biological Diversity (“CBD”) and Rainforest Action Network (RAN) submitted a letter to the Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”) Tuesday asking the agency to investigate a November 12, 2015, incident which occurred outside BLM’s Colorado headquarters in Lakewood. CBD and RAN, part of a larger […]

Governor Brown Was Just Interested In Geology…?!

Governor Brown was just interested in geology… The Associated Press found state records disclosing Brown requested state workers at DOGGR research the geology at his family’s property to look for “potential for future oil and gas activity” there. DOGGR employees produced a 51-page historical report and geological assessment, and a personalized satellite-image geological and oil […]

Enviros Threaten EPA: Tighten Drilling Regulations or Get Sued

Enviros Threaten EPA: Tighten Drilling Regulations or Get Sued On August 26, 2015, a consortium of environmental groups led by the Environmental Integrity Project and the Natural Resources Defense Council gave the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) official notice of their intent to sue and compel the agency to update its regulations on drilling waste.  The […]

Emergency Rules For Oil and Gas Injection Wells

The California Department of Conservation (“DOC”) will file an Emergency Regulatory Action with the State Office of Administrative Law on April 9, 2015 establishing emergency rules to regulate underground oil and gas injection wells to address concerns that many of the injection wells were contaminating drinking water aquifers. The April 9th filing sets up an […]

Arbitrary and Burdensome? BLM Issues New Fracking Rules

Arbitrary and Burdensome? BLM Issues New Fracking Rules  On March 20, 2015, the U.S. Department of the Interior issued a final rule regulating hydraulic fracturing (‘fracking”) in connection with all oil and gas extraction on public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”).  The BLM rule marks the first widespread federal regulation of […]

Mitchell Chadwick Takes On City of West Sacramento

On behalf of Buckeye Terminals, Mitchell Chadwick sued the City of West Sacramento in Yolo County Superior Court for failing to conduct adequate traffic studies along South River Road before it dramatically altered traffic routes and circulation.  The City’s decision would increase traffic, close off existing truck-staging areas, and disallow safe rail deliveries to the area.  The City also […]

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