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Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: Ohio General Assembly Enacts Energy Bill That Addresses Hydraulic Fracturing
Posted on 4 Jun 2012 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By R. Neal Pierce On May 24, 2012, the Ohio General Assembly enacted a comprehensive energy bill (Senate Bill 315) which addresses several provisions affecting the natural gas industry. The legislation has been forwarded to Governor John Kasich who... Read More

William A. Ruskin: Hydrofracking And The Debate Over Municipal Infrastructure
Posted on 9 Mar 2013 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin On February 11, 2013, the IADC conducted a lively, interactive panel discussing the risks and benefits of shale oil and gas extraction at the IADC Mid-Winter Meeting . The panel represented the spectrum of political, regulatory... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: Ohio DNR Sets New Brine Transport, Disposal Standards
Posted on 14 Mar 2012 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By Armando F. Benincasa and J. Kevin West The new regulatory framework makes Ohio's rules for brine monitoring and disposal among the nation's toughest. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) developed the new regulations after researching... Read More

Fracking and Hazardous Waste
Posted on 10 May 2011 by Dianne Saxe

Nova Scotia has followed Quebec, and has launched its own investigation into the potential environmental hazards of hydraulic fracturing to produce shale gas, especially the impacts on water. Meanwhile, the US EPA is anxious to formally start its own... Read More

Fulbright & Jaworski LLP: New EPA Report Again Ties Wyoming Water Pollution To Fracking
Posted on 5 Nov 2012 by Norton Rose Fulbright

On October 10, 2012, as a follow-up to its December 2011 draft report concerning allegations of groundwater contamination in Pavillion, Wyoming, the EPA released the methodology and results for additional water samples collected from two monitoring wells... Read More

Pennsylvania Would Let Counties Set Natural Gas Drilling Fees
Posted on 7 Oct 2011 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

PITTSBURGH - (AP) Gov. Tom Corbett released a plan for Pennsylvania's natural gas boom Monday that would allow the state's counties to impose a fee on drilling to help pay to regulate it and fix environmental damage in communities where it is... Read More

California Energy Group Defends Oil and Gas Leasing
Posted on 8 Jul 2013 by William Perry Pendley

DENVER - A California nonprofit, non-partisan trade association that represents some 450 independent crude oil and natural gas producers, royalty owners, and service and supply companies on Juje 25 filed its brief with a California federal district court... Read More

Gas Drilling Operations Conference & Live Webcast Set For Dec. 13
Posted on 7 Dec 2011 by HB Litigation Conferences

HB Litigation Conferences is holding a Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) Conference and live Webcast Dec. 13. Date: December 13, 2011 Location: Cityplace Conference and Event Center, Dallas, TX Chairs: Marc Bern , Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik LLP and Joshua... Read More

Arnold & Porter's Regulatory Chart and Case Chart Provide Monthly Updates On Hydraulic Fracturing
Posted on 8 Aug 2012 by J. Cullen Howe

By J. Cullen Howe, Environmental Law Specialist, Arnold & Porter LLP Hydraulic fracturing (fracking), a process used by the oil and gas industry for more than 60 years, has attracted the national spotlight. By injecting fluids and other materials... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: Pennsylvania DEP Repurposes Rules for Oil and Gas Wells – Industry Concerns Increase
Posted on 3 Apr 2015 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By Gary E. Slagel | As was previously noted on this blog site, the PA Department of Environmental Protection embarked on an effort several years ago to revise its Chapter 78 rules pertaining to the permitting and environmental issues associated with... Read More

DiNapoli Proposes New York Gas Drilling Protection Fund
Posted on 12 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

ALBANY N.Y. - (AP) New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli proposed Tuesday establishing a fund supported by fees from drillers to clean up environmental damage from natural gas drilling using high-volume hydraulic fracturing. The program, which would require... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal Legislative Updates: Fracking Remains a Hot Topic in Many States
Posted on 30 Jul 2012 by State Net

FRACKING REMAINS A HOT TOPIC IN MANY STATES: The controversial process of hydraulic fracturing, also known as "fracking," has boiled over in numerous statehouses this year. The battle has often come down along party lines, with Republicans heavily... Read More

Fulbright & Jaworski LLP Fracking Blog: Federal vs. State Regulation
Posted on 8 Nov 2012 by Norton Rose Fulbright

On September 10, 2012, members of the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Natural Resources wrote to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar, requesting that the Bureau of Land Management's proposed regulations governing hydraulic fracturing... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: BLM Issues Hydraulic Fracturing Regulations for Public Lands
Posted on 18 May 2012 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

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... Read More

Fulbright Briefing: Texas, Other States Move Forward With Hydraulic Fracturing Disclosure Regulations
Posted on 18 Oct 2011 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Barclay Richard Nicholson and Andrea Fair Earlier this year, Texas became the latest state to draft regulations requiring the disclosure of chemicals used in the hydraulic fracturing process. Michigan and Montana issued similar regulations over... Read More