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The Ninth Circuit on Friday rejected TransCanada Keystone Pipeline LP's request to begin construction on the Keystone XL pipeline while it appeals court orders blocking the controversial project, saying the natural gas company has not shown it's likely to prevail on the merits.
Nuisance allegations brought by a resident of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, over a nearby smelly landfill are not exempt from the Class Action Fairness Act and have to stay in federal court, a federal judge has ruled, deciding the law applied to it and three other similar suits.
Jackson Walker LLP has announced the hiring of a former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency attorney with experience helping clients navigate regulatory issues as a partner in its Dallas office.
The Trump administration claimed a victory Friday when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said gray wolves no longer need Endangered Species Act protection. Yet as the administration seeks even more delistings, experts say vigilant conservation groups and a lack of agency funding won't make that easy.
The D.C. Circuit asked the Federal Communications Commission on Friday why it's not required by federal law to study the environmental and preservation impacts of deploying some 5G technology on key tribal heritage sites across the country.