Ranchers Sue Texas Oil Regulators for Loosening Rules During Pandemic

Two ranchers in the oilfields of South Texas sued the agency that regulates the state’s oil industry, claiming regulators acted illegally when they loosened rules on how quickly companies have to plug old wells as part of a broader effort to soften the pandemic’s financial toll on the industry.

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Judge Awards Nearly $1M Over Failed Coastal Commission Disclosures

A state court judge heard arguments Friday over his initial finding a San Diego environmental attorney should be awarded nearly $1 million in attorney’s fees for successfully bringing claims in a novel case against the California Coastal Commission over failed disclosures.

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