Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: BLM Issues Hydraulic Fracturing Regulations for Public Lands

By Armando F. Benincasa The U. S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has released in draft form highly anticipated federal rules which would regulate hydraulic fracturing on federal lands. The BLM, the federal agency with authority over the development of mineral rights on federal lands and a part of...

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: Final NSPS for Oil and Gas Industry Published in Federal Register

By Armando F. Benincasa The final New Source Performance Standard (NSPS) for the oil and natural gas sector was published in the Federal Register and will become effective on October 15, 2012. The key component of the final rules is a requirement to use "reduced emissions completion"...