Monday, January 12, 2015

In Re: Deepwater Horizon

<> In Re: Deepwater Horizon - 1/9/15. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, Case No. 12-30883. A Petition for Rehearing was denied in a narrow 7-6 En Banc consideration. The dissenting judges indicated, "The denial of the petition for rehearing en banc ensures that our precedent concerning liability for oil spills under the Clean Water Act remains unclear.

State Water Contractors, et al., Petitioners v. Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior

<> Supreme Court Allows Scientifically Sound Protections for California's Bay-Delta Estuary to Stand - (January 12, 2015) – The Supreme Court today let stand a federal plan to protect California's vital Delta ecosystem. The Court refused to hear an appeal brought by agribusinesses trying to undermine protections.