A collection of primary source documents in the field of shale law


A.Citizen Suits

1. Complaints

Envt’l Integrity Project et al. v. McCarthy, No. 1:16-cv-00842 (D.D.C. filed May 4, 2016)

B. Local Government Regulation

1. Ordinances

a. Colorado

City of Lafayette, Colorado, Climate Bill of Rights and Protections

b. Pennsylvania

2010 Pittsburgh Fracking Ordinance

2. Court Decisions

a. California

Complaint, Chevron U.S.A., Inc. et al. v. County of Monterey, No. 16-cv-3978 (Cal. Sup. Ct. filed Dec. 14, 2016)

b. Colorado

City of Fort Collins v. Colorado Oil & Gas Assoc., No. 2016 CO 28 (Colo. May 2, 2016)

City of Longmont v. Colorado Oil & Gas Assoc., No. 2016 Co 29 (Colo. May 2, 2016)

c. New York

Anschutz Exploration Corp. v. Town of Dryden, No. 2011-0902 (N.Y. Sup Ct. Nov. 4, 2011)

Norse Energy Corp. v. Town of Dryden, No. 515227 (N.Y. App. Div. May 2, 2013)

d. Ohio

State ex rel. Morrison v. Beck Energy Corp., No. 2015-Ohio-485 (Feb. 17, 2015)

Mothers Against Drilling in Our Neighborhood v. State of Ohio, No. 103430 (Ohio Ct. App. Mar. 3, 2016)

State ex rel. Flak v. Betras, No. 2017-Ohio-8109 (Oct. 6, 2017)

e. Pennsylvania

Robinson Township et al v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, et al., Nos. 104 MAP 2014 & 105 MAP 2014 (Pa. Sept. 28, 2016)

f. West Virginia

Northeast Natural Energy v. City of Morgantown, No. 11-C-411 (W. Va. Cir. Ct. Aug. 12, 2011)

EQT Prod. Corp. v. Wender et al., No. 2:16-cv-00290 (S.D.W. Va. June 10, 2016)

EQT Prod. Corp. v. Wender et al., No. 16-1938 (4th Cir. Aug. 30, 2017)

State ex rel. ERP v. McGraw (W. Va. Oct. 5, 2017)

C. General Litigation

A. New York

Morabito v. State of New York, No. 6:17-cv-6853 (W.D.N.Y. filed Dec. 12, 2017)

B. Pennsylvania

Commonwealth v. Chesapeake Energy Corp. et al., No. 2015IR0069 (Pa. Ct. Comm. Pl. Dec. 15, 2017)

II. Regulatory

In re Sunoco Pipeline, L.P. (Pa. Dept. Env. Prot. Jan. 3, 2018)

III. Transactional

A. Press Releases

May 2, 2016, EQT to Acquire 62,500 Core Marcellus Acres for $407 Million

May 2, 2016, EQT Corp. Announces Common Stock Offering