New legal memos from Alan Peterson and David Domina outline the state’s role in regulating oil pipelines. These memos were drafted in response to state senators’ concerns about the constitutionality of passing state-based regulations. They outline the particulars of what a state can and cannot do to regulate oil pipelines.
For Immediate Release: Monday, May 11, 2020 Federal Court Upholds Ruling Blocking Construction of Keystone XL and Other Oil and Gas Pipelines Court blocks the use of Nationwide Permit 12 for pipeline water crossings Great Falls, MT — A federal judge today largely upheld an April 15 ruling vacating Nationwide Permit 12, a key water […]Read Post
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, a much smaller crowd than usual gathered for this year’s seventh annual planting of sacred Ponca corn — on Ponca Nation land situated with the Tanderup farm near Neligh, Nebraska — that crosses the Ponca Trail of Tears and proposed path of the Keystone XL pipeline. Joining hosts Art and […]Read Post
For Immediate Release: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 Yet Again, Federal Court Invalidates Key Permit for Keystone XL Court blocks the use of Nationwide Permit 12 for pipeline water crossings Great Falls, MT — A federal judge ruled today (see ruling below) that the US Army Corps of Engineers violated the law when it approved Nationwide […]Read Post