Home / Tag Archives: judge

Tag Archives: judge

Judge blocks federal oil, gas drilling rules pending lawsuit


CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A judge has blocked new nationwide regulations for oil and gas drilling on federal lands while a lawsuit moves forward. The order Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl in Casper, Wyoming, means the already postponed rules might not take effect for years, even if they’re ultimately upheld. The federal government announced the rules in March. ...

Read More »

Judge: BP’s reckless conduct caused Gulf oil spill

Michael Kunzelman | The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — BP bears the majority of responsibility among the companies involved in the nation’s worst offshore oil spill, a federal judge ruled Thursday, citing the energy giant’s reckless conduct in a ruling that exposes the company to billions of dollars in penalties. BP PLC already has agreed to pay billions of dollars ...

Read More »

ND judge ordered suspended without pay


BISMARCK – The North Dakota Supreme Court has ordered a district judge suspended for a month without pay for failing to promptly resolve cases. Minot-based District Judge Richard Hagar’s suspension is to start April 1. He also was ordered to pay $3,710.49 in court costs and attorney fees. The Supreme Court order, filed Thursday, upholds a ruling by the Judicial ...

Read More »