Nine Mile Canyon Coalition, et al v. US Dept. of The Interior and BLM

United States District Court, District of Utah, Central Division, Civil Nos. 2:08 CV586 DB
Settlement filed 03/30/10

This matter just settled. For news reports on the settlement of this litigation that challenged “a 2005 law that allows BLM to approve certain oil and gas projects without preparing new environmental analyses that would normally be required by the National [...]

IN RE: ERIE GOLF COURSE

SUPREME COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA
No. 12 WAP 2009, March 25, 2010

This decision interprets the Pennsylvania Donated or Dedicated Property Act [Act of Dec. 15, 1959, P.L. 1772 (as amended 53 P.S. §§ 3381-3386), “DDPA”]. “DDPA permits political entities to sell at least certain donated or dedicated property upon orphans’ court approval, subject to conditions, where the original [...]

Impact Energy Resources, LLC, v. Ken Salazar, et al.

United States District Court, D. Utah. Case No. 2:09-cv-435, No. 2:09-cv-440
February 17, 2010.

The US District Court for Utah held the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance and other environmental and historic preservation advocacy groups (collectively, “SUWA”) are entitled to intervention as-of-right in litigation by various energy companies challenging the US Secretary of the Interior’s withdrawal of 77 leases [...]