Environmental Law

  • Cook Inlet Fisherman’s Fund v. Department of Fish and Game
    ENVIRONMENTAL LAW Supreme Court of Alaska (2022) Anighya H.D. Crocker In Cook Inlet Fisherman’s Fund v. Department of Fish and Game, 514 P.3d 1259 (Alaska 2022), the supreme court held that (1) the Alaska Statehood Act did not impose specific ongoing federal requirements on fishery management in state waters, (Id. at 1255–56), and (2) Alaska was not required ...
  • French v. State, Alaska Oil & Gas Conservation Commission
    ENVIRONMENTAL LAW Megan Mason Dister In French v. Alaska Oil & Gas Conservation Commission, 498 P.3d 1026 (Alaska 2021), the supreme court held that the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (AOGCC) has jurisdiction over determining if a gas leak is waste and the AOGCC’s hearings must be supported by substantial evidence. (Id. at 1028). French petitioned ...
  • PLC, LLC v. State, Department of Natural Resources
    ENVIRONMENTAL LAW Megan Mason Dister In PLC, LLC v. State, Department of Natural Resources, 484 P.3d 572 (Alaska 2021), the supreme court held that a company that held an overriding royalty interest (ORRI) in a state oil and gas lease had standing to challenge a Department of Natural Resources (DNR) decision on the unit operator’s proposal for ...

Environmental Law

  • Cook Inlet Fisherman’s Fund v. Department of Fish and Game
    ENVIRONMENTAL LAW Supreme Court of Alaska (2022) Anighya H.D. Crocker In Cook Inlet Fisherman’s Fund v. Department of Fish and Game, 514 P.3d 1259 (Alaska 2022), the supreme court held that (1) the Alaska Statehood Act did not impose specific ongoing federal requirements on fishery management in state waters, (Id. at 1255–56), and (2) Alaska was not required ...
  • French v. State, Alaska Oil & Gas Conservation Commission
    ENVIRONMENTAL LAW Megan Mason Dister In French v. Alaska Oil & Gas Conservation Commission, 498 P.3d 1026 (Alaska 2021), the supreme court held that the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (AOGCC) has jurisdiction over determining if a gas leak is waste and the AOGCC’s hearings must be supported by substantial evidence. (Id. at 1028). French petitioned ...
  • PLC, LLC v. State, Department of Natural Resources
    ENVIRONMENTAL LAW Megan Mason Dister In PLC, LLC v. State, Department of Natural Resources, 484 P.3d 572 (Alaska 2021), the supreme court held that a company that held an overriding royalty interest (ORRI) in a state oil and gas lease had standing to challenge a Department of Natural Resources (DNR) decision on the unit operator’s proposal for ...