Energy Law Journal

Federal Courts and Agencies

AES Sparrows Point LNG, LLC v. Smith, 470 F.Supp.2d 586, 596, 165 Oil & Gas Rep. 287, 287, Util. L. Rep. P 14,634, 14634 (D.Md. Jan 23, 2007) (NO. CIV.A.RDB 06 2478) (citing Jacob Dweck, David Wochner, and Michael Brooks, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Litigation After the Energy Policy Act of 2005: State Powers in LNG Terminal Siting, 27 Energy L.J. 473 (2006)).

AIU Ins. Co. v. Superintendent, 1991 Me. Super. Lexis 5 (Super. Ct. M.E. 1991) (citing Richard Goldsmith, Utility Rates and 'Takings', 10 Energy L.J. 241 (1989)) Note: only published in LexisNexis.

Alliance for Clean Coal v. Miller, 44 F.3d 591 (7th Cir.(Ill.) 1995) (citing G. William Stafford, Electric Wholesale Power Sales at Market-Based Rates, 12 Energy L.J. 291 (1991); Richard D. Cudahy, Retail Wheeling: Is this Revolution Necessary?, 15 Energy L.J. 351 (1994)).    

Association of Oil Pipe Lines v. FERC, 83 F.3d 1424 (D.C.Cir. 1996) (citing Steven Reed & Pantelis Michalopoulos, Oil Pipeline Regulatory Reform:  Still in the Labyrinth?, 16 Energy L.J. 65 (1995)).

Automated Power Exchange, Inc. v. FERC, 204 F.3d 1144 (D.C. Cir. 2000) (citing Richard D. Cudahy, Retail Wheeling:  Is This Revolution Necessary?, 15 Energy L.J. 351 (1994)).

Brazos Elec. Power Co-op., Inc. v. FERC, 205 F.3d 235 (5th Cir. 2000) (citing Richard Cudahy, PURPA: The Intersection of Competition and Regulatory Policy, 16 Energy L.J. 419 (1995)).

Colorado Interstate Gas Co. v. Wright, 707 F.Supp.2d 1169 (D. Kan. 2010) (citing Jim Behnke, Safety Jurisdiction over Natural Gas Pipelines, 19 Energy L.J. 71 (1998)).

Consolidated Edison Co. of New York, Inc. v. FERC, 823 F.2d 630 (D.C.Cir. 1987) (citing Griggs, Restructuring the Natural Gas Industry: Order No. 436 and Other Regulatory Initiatives, 7 Energy L.J. 71 (1986)).

Farmers Union Cent. Exchange, Inc. v. FERC, 734 F.2d 1486 (D.C.Cir. 1984) (citing Report of the Committee on Oil Pipeline Regulation, 4 Energy L.J. 143 (1983); Navarro & Stauffer, The Legal History and Economic Implications of Oil Pipeline Regulation, 2 Energy L.J. 291 (1981); Coburn, The Case for Petroleum Pipeline Deregulation, 3 Energy L.J. 225 (1982)).

Finestone v. Florida Power and Light Co., 2008 WL 863894 (11th Cir. 2008) (citing Jason Bjorn Aamodt, Comment, Regulating the Standard of Care Owed to the Public During an Emergency at a Nuclear Power Plant, 16 Energy L.J. 181, 184-89 (1995))

General Motors Corp. v. Tracy, 519 U.S. 278, 117 S.Ct. 811, 136 L.Ed.2d 761 (U.S.Ohio, 1997) (citing Mogel & Gregg, Appropriateness of Imposing Common Carrier Status on Interstate Natural Gas Pipelines, 4 Energy L.J. 155 (1983)).  

Idaho Power Co. v. FERC, 312 F.3d 454 (D.C.Cir. 2002) (citing Report of the Committee on Electric Utility Regulation, 18 Energy L.J. 197, 200 (1997); Andrew S. Katz, Using the EEI-NEM Master Contract to Manage Power Marketing Risks, 21 Energy L.J. 269 (2000)).

Illinois Bell Telephone Co. v. F.C.C., 988 F.2d 1254, (D.C.Cir. 1993) (citing W. Whittaker, The Discounted Cash Flow Methodology: Its Use in Estimating a Utility's Cost of Equity, 12 Energy L.J. 265 (1991)).

Illinois Commerce Commission v. F.E.R.C., 576 F.3d 470 (7th Cir. 2009) (citing Richard J. Pierce, Jr., Regional Transmission Organizations: Federal Limitations Needed for Tort Liability, 23 Energy L.J. 63 (2002)).

Illinois Commerce Com'n v. FERC576 F.3d 470 (7th Cir. 2009) (citing Richard J. Pierce, Jr., Regional Transmission Organizations: Federal Limitations Needed for Tort Liability, 23 Energy L.J. 63, 64 (2002))

In re Public Serv. Co. of N.H., 108 B.R. 854 (Bankr. D. N.H. 1989) (citing Richard Goldsmith, Utility Rates and 'Takings', 10 Energy L.J. 241 (1989)).

In re Public Serv. Co. of N.H., 114 B.R. 820 (Bankr. D. N.H. 1990) (citing Richard Goldsmith, Utility Rates and 'Takings', 10 Energy L.J. 241 (1989)).

Interstate Natural Gas Ass'n of America v. FERC,  285 F.3d 18  (D.C.Cir. 2002) (citing Paul Mohler, Experiments at the FERC--In Search of a Hypothesis, 19 Energy L.J. 281, 300 (1998)). 

Isla Petroleum Corp. v. Department of Consumer Affairs, 640 F.Supp. 474 (D.Puerto Rico 1986) (citing E. O'Donnell & L. Glassman, Energy Emergencies: Constitutional Constraints on State Efforts to Control Oil Supplies and Prices, 5 Energy L.J. 77 (1984)).

K N Gas Supply Services, Inc. v.  American Production Partnership-V, Ltd ., 994 F.Supp. 1283  (D.Colo. 1998) (citing Richard J. Pierce, Jr., Reconstituting the Natural Gas Industry from Wellhead to Burnertip, 9 Energy L.J. 1 (1988)). 

Kansas Power and Light Co. v. FERC, 851 F.2d 1479 (D.C.Cir. 1988) (citing Pierce, Reconstituting the Natural Gas Industry From Wellhead to Burnertip, 9 Energy L.J. 1 (1988)).

Kentucky West Virginia Gas Co. v. Pennsylvania Public Utility Com'n, 837 F.2d 600 (3d Cir.(Pa.) 1988) (citing Hobelman, The Narragansett Decision and Its Aftermath, 6 Energy L.J. 33 (1985)).

Louisiana Energy and Power Authority v. FERC, 141 F.3d 364 (D.C.Cir. 1998) (citing Richard J. Pierce, Jr., Antitrust Policy in the New Electricity Industry, 17 Energy L.J. 29 (1996)).

Maine Public Utilities Commission v. F.E.R.C., 520 F.3d 464 (D.C. Cir. 2008) (citing Carmen L. Gentile, The Mobile-Sierra Rule: Its Illustrious Past and Uncertain Future, 21 Energy L.J. 353 (2000)).

Maine Public Utilities Comm'n v. FERC, 454 F.3d 278, 284, 372 U.S.App. D.C. 82, Util. L. Rep. P 14,602, 14602 (D.C. Cir. Jun 30, 2006) (No. 05-1001) (citing David G. Tewksbury & Stephanie S. Lim, Applying the Mobile-Sierra Doctrine to Market-Based Rate Contracts, 26 Energy L.J. 437 (2005)).

Maine Public Utilities Commission v. F.E.R.C., 520 F.3d 464 (D.C. Cir. 2008) (citing Carmen L. Gentile, The Mobile-Sierra Rule: Its Illustrious Past and Uncertain Future, 21 Energy L.J. 353 (2000)).

Maine Public Utilities Com'n v. FERC.  520 F.3d 464 (D.C. Cir. 2008) (citing David G. Tewksbury & Stephanie S. Lim, Applying the Mobile-Sierra Doctrine to Market-Based Rate Contracts, 26 Energy L.J. 437, 439-447 (2005)).

Maryland People's Counsel v. FERC, 761 F.2d 780 (D.C.Cir., 1985) (citing Means & Angyal, The Regulation and Future Role of Direct Producer Sales, 5 Energy L.J. 1 (1984)).

Michigan Electric Transmission Co. v. Midland Cogeneration Venture, Ltd., 737 F. Supp. 2d 715 (E.D. Mich. 2010) (citing Jackie S. Levinson & Andrew D. Schifrin, Regulatory & Tax Treatment of Electric Interconnection Facilities, 23 Energy L.J. 459 (2002)).

Mobil Oil Exploration and Producing Southeast, Inc. v. FERC, 885 F.2d 209 (5th Cir. 1989) (citing Shoneman & McConnell, F.E.R.C. Order No. 451: Freedom (Almost) for Old Gas, 7 Energy L.J. 299 (1986); Mogel & Gregg, Appropriateness of Imposing Common Carrier Status on Interstate Natural Gas Pipelines, 4 Energy L.J. 155 (1983)). 

Morgan Stanley Capital Group Inc. v. Pub. Util. Dist. No. 1, 554 U.S.527, 128 S. Ct. 2733, 2741 (2008) (citing Seth Blumsack, Measuring the Benefits and Costs of Regional Electric Grid Integration, 28 Energy L. J. 147, 147 (2007)).

Mustang Energy Corp. v. FERC, 859 F.2d 1447 (10th Cir. 1988) (citing Griggs, Restructuring the Natural Gas Industry:  Order No. 436 and Other Regulatory Initiatives, 7 Energy L.J. 71 (1986)).

Northern Natural Gas Co. v. Approximately 9117.53 acres in Pratt, Kingman, and Reno Counties, Kan., No. 10–1232–MLB, 2012 WL 859728 (D. Kan. Mar. 13, 2012) (citing Citing: J. Behnke and H. Dondis, The Sage Approach to Immediate Entry by Private Entities Exercising Federal Eminent Domain Authority under the Natural Gas Act and the Federal Power Act, 27 Energy L.J. 499 (2006)).

Public Utility Dist. No. 1 of Snohomish County Washington v. FERC, 471 F.3d 1053 (9th Cir. 2006) (citing Carmen L. Gentile, The Mobile-Sierra Rule: Its Illustrious Past and Uncertain Future, 21 Energy L.J.  353, 373 (2000); Michael A. Yuffee, California's Electricity Crisis: How Best To Respond to the “Perfect Storm,” 22 Energy L.J.  65, 65-84 (2001)).

Sea Robin Pipeline Co. v. FERC, 127 F.3d 365 (5th Cir. 1997) (citing Angela S. Chitwood-Beehler, A Conflict in the Circuits: The FERC's Jurisdiction Over Gathering Rates, 13 Energy L.J. 375 (1992)).

Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 998 F. Supp. 946 (N.D.Ill.1998) (citing Stokes, The Limit of Government's Regulatory Authority Over Non-Adjacent Wetlands: Hoffman Homes, Inc. v. EPA, 15 Energy L.J. 137 (1994)).

South Coast Air Quality Management District v. F.E.R.C., 621 F.3d 1085 (9th Cir. 2010) (citing James J. Hoecker, The NEPA Mandate and Federal Regulation of the Natural Gas Industry, 13 Energy L.J. 265 (1992)).

Standardization of Generator Interconnection Agreements and Procedures, Order No. 2003, 2001 - 2005 FERC Stats. & Regs., Regs. Preambles ¶ 31,146 (2003) (citing Richard J. Pierce, Jr., Regional Transmission Organizations: Federal Limitations Needed for Tort Liability, 23 Energy L.J. 63 (2002)).

Statement of Administrative Policy on Separations of Functions, 101 F.E.R.C. ¶ 61,340 (2002) (citing Stephen R. Melton, Separation of Functions at the FERC: Does the Reorganization of the Office of General Counsel Mean What It Says?, 5 Energy L.J. 349 (1984)).

Tennessee ex rel. City of Cookeville, Tenn. v. Upper Cumberland Elec. Membership Corp .,  256 F. Supp. 2d 754  (M.D.Tenn., 2003) (citing The Rural Electrification Act Preempts State Condemnation Law: City of Morgan City v. South Louisiana Electric Cooperative Ass'n, 16 Energy L.J. 489 (1995)).

United Distribution Companies v. FERC, 88 F.3d 1105 (D.C. Cir. 1996) (citing Richard J. Pierce, Jr., Reconstituting the Natural Gas Industry from Wellhead to Burnertip, 9 Energy L.J. 1 (1988)). 

Williams Natural Gas Co. v. FERC, 943 F.2d 1320 (D.C.Cir. 1991) (citing Pierce, Reconstituting the Natural Gas Industry from Wellhead to Burnertip, 9 Energy L.J. 1 (1988);  Williams, The Proposed Sea-Change in Natural Gas Regulation, 6 Energy L.J. 233 (1985)).