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Lockheed Martin has asked a federal court to end the government’s False Claims Act suit alleging it paid bribes to snag a cleanup contract at the defunct Hanford plutonium production facility, saying the government’s allegations ignore congressional intent and U.S. Supreme Court precedent.
A California federal judge said he was not persuaded that his order blocking the approval of offshore fracking permits would cause inordinate financial harm to an oil and gas company, refusing its request to amend the order and let its two wells move forward.
Environmental groups said President Donald Trump’s move to issue a new permit for the Keystone XL pipeline does not mean that the Ninth Circuit should dismiss the case and throw out a lower court’s order enjoining construction.
A Swiss energy infrastructure company with ties to the Russian government has threatened the European Union with an investor-state claim over regulations that may apply to its planned natural gas pipeline from Russia to Germany, a project in which it has invested billions of euros.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has refused to update drilling waste disposal rules following a court-ordered review, saying that states can handle any waste-related environmental issues that have arisen during the U.S. oil and gas boom.