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Fossil fuel companies are taking private land—and landowners are fighting back

Three families are taking on the Mountain Valley Pipeline, and environmental concerns have nothing to do with it.
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Albert C. Lin: The Supreme Court just shriveled federal protection for wetlands, leaving many of these valuable ecosystems at risk

In Sackett v. EPA, a suit filed by two homeowners who filled in wetlands on their property, the Supreme Court has drastically narrowed the definition of which wetlands qualify for federal protection.
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Bill limiting oil drilling without landowners’ consent faces headwinds at Colorado legislature

Conflicts between residents and operators are escalating as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, operations infringe on suburban neighborhoods.

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'A flipping swamp': Property rights vs. climate change in Narragansett

A controversial proposal to build a house on an undersized lot — that is nearly half wetlands and adjacent to the Narrow River — is pitting questions of property rights against neighborhood compatibility and climate change.

Private lands are the next battleground in state conservation policy

Private lands are the next battleground in state conservation policy

Interest from owners wanting to set aside their property for conservation has increased in the past few years.

Supreme Court backs pipeline in case on New Jersey land seizures
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Supreme Court backs pipeline in case on New Jersey land seizures

By a 5-to-4 vote, the court said the federal government could delegate its power to condemn state property to a private company.
U.S. Supreme Court ponders the fate of a fracked natural gas pipeline to New Jersey
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U.S. Supreme Court ponders the fate of a fracked natural gas pipeline to New Jersey

PennEast applied to the federal government six years ago to build a 116-mile pipeline from northeastern Pennsylvania to carry fracked natural gas to a location near Trenton.
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