Thursday, November 6, 2014

In Re: Deepwater Horizon

<> In Re: Deepwater Horizon - 11/5/14. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, Case No. 12-30883. B.P. Exploration & Production, Inc. (BP) and Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (Anadarko) filed petitions for en banc rehearing affirming the lower court's grant of partial summary judgment. The full Panel considered the arguments and said "Appellants' arguments fail to persuade us that we erred or need to alter our decision to affirm the district court's grant of partial summary judgment."

American Whitewater v. Tidwell

<> American Whitewater v. Tidwell - 11/5/14. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, Case No. 13-1960, 13-2016, & 13-2017. The case involves a 57 miles stretch of the Chattooga River, 432 acres of adjacent land designated under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (WSRA). American Whitewater, Plaintiff-Appellant, and others argue that the Forest Service should not allow "floating" on some or all portions of the river under the WSRA. The district court rejected the challenges and the Panel agreed with the district court's well-reasoned opinion and affirmed.