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United States v. Town of Dryden (In re Wallach)

United States v. Town of Dryden (In re Wallach), 2014 NY Slip Op 4875 (N.Y. 2014)
New York State Court of Appeals

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Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia

Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia [2014] SCC 44 
Supreme Court of Canada

The Tsilhqot’in Nation challenged a provincial decision to grant a commercial logging license on land considered by the Tsilhqot’in to be part of their traditional territory.  The Tsilhqot’in filed a claim to their territory. 

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Del. Riverkeeper Network v. Fed. Energy Regulatory Comm'n

Del. Riverkeeper Network v. Fed. Energy Regulatory Comm'n, No. 13-1015 (D.C. Cir. 2014)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

A gas pipeline owner submitted four proposals to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for permission to upgrade different portions of a pipeline that carries natural gas.  The upgrades collectively amounted to a complete overhaul of the pipeline system. 

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Controversia Constitucional 65/2013 (Actor: Municipo de Chapala, Estado de Jalisco)

Controversia Constitucional 65/2013 (Actor: Municipo de Chapala, Estado de Jalisco) (February 17, 2014)

The mayor of Chapala built a breakwater on Lake Chapala without obtaining a concession from the National Water Commission to use federal water areas. The National Water Act requires natural and legal persons to obtain a concession in order to use or build facilities on federal water areas, such as Lake Chapala.

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