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U.S. Supreme Court to hear Helmerich & Payne Venezuela oil rig dispute

U.S. Supreme Court to hear Helmerich & Payne Venezuela oil rig dispute

Helmerich & Payne¬†provided drilling services to Venezuelan gov’t By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, June 28 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to weigh Venezuela’s bid to block a lawsuit filed by Helmerich & Payne, an American oil drilling company that claims the South American country unlawfully seized 11 drilling rigs six years ago. […]

Feds’ energy conservation program upheld by US Supreme Court

Feds’ energy conservation program upheld by US Supreme Court

Utilities argued energy conservation program targeted retail customers WASHINGTON _ The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a 4-year-old federal program that pays large electric customers to save energy during times of peak demand. The justices ruled 6-2 on Monday that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission had the authority to issue directives aimed at energy conservation¬†and […]

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Supreme Court mercury ruling may undercut climate rules

Supreme Court mercury ruling may undercut climate rules

Supreme Court mercury ruling says EPA failed to account for industry costs in regulations Sweeping pollution limits at the centre of President Barack Obama’s climate change plan are facing increased scrutiny in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling that showed that the justices aren’t afraid to thwart perceived overreach by Obama or his Environmental […]

Supreme Court rules against EPA power plants mercury emissions limits

Supreme Court rules against EPA power plants mercury emissions limits

EPA challenge brought by industry groups, 21 Republican-led states A divided Supreme Court on Monday ruled against federal regulators’ attempts to limit power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants. It’s a blow to U.S. efforts to inspire other countries to control their emissions as they approach Paris talks on a new global […]

Energy companies can face states’ price fixing claims: Supreme Court

Energy companies can face states’ price fixing claims: Supreme Court

Energy companies can be sued under state antitrust laws The U.S. Supreme Court says a group of energy companies can be sued under state antitrust laws for illegally manipulating natural gas prices more than a decade ago during California’s energy crisis. The justices on Tuesday ruled 7-2 against American Electric Power Co., Duke Energy Co. […]