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Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP: CFTC Issues Proposed Order to Exempt Certain SPP Transactions from Regulation Under Most Provisions of the CEA and CFTC Rules
Posted on 27 May 2015 by Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

By Paul Pantano , Sohair Aguirre and Lamiya Rahman On May 19, 2015, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“ CFTC ” or “ Commission ”) issued an order in response to an application from Southwest Power Pool, Inc. (“... Read More

Babst Calland: Pennsylvania High Court Prohibits Tolling of Oil and Gas Leases During Litigation
Posted on 3 Mar 2015 by Babst Calland

By Steven B. Silverman [On Feb. 17], the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued Harrison v. Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. , a significant opinion in which the Court refused to apply equitable tolling principles that other oil and gas jurisdictions have adopted... Read More

Babst Calland: Pa. House Panel Approves Bill To Reform Guaranteed Minimum Royalty Act
Posted on 28 Mar 2014 by Babst Calland

By Elena L. Rorabaugh As reported by legal news website Law360 , a Pennsylvania bill was approved by the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee that would amend the Guaranteed Minimum Royalty Act of 1979 (GMRA) and will move to the House... Read More

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP: ‘Such a Fact Pattern Does Not a $5 Million Penalty Make’
Posted on 27 May 2015 by Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

By Doron Ezickson , Thomas Millar and Katherine Vorhis Or so says one dissenting FERC Commissioner in the recent Maxim Power enforcement proceeding. 1 On May 1, 2015, FERC issued an order assessing civil penalties (the “Order”) of $5 million... Read More

Authorship Invitation: Oil, Gas & Energy Quarterly
Posted on 3 Feb 2015 by LexisNexis Tax Law Community Staff

by D. Larry Crumbley, Emeritus Professor, Louisiana State University Articles by specialists and educators are needed on a quarterly basis for the Oil, Gas & Energy Quarterly (Matthew Bender). The manuscripts should explore the most significant... Read More

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William A. Ruskin: Among Environmentalists, Hydrofracking is Not a 'Yes or No' Issue
Posted on 15 Apr 2013 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin On April 10, 2013, I participated in " Justice Speaks ," an event sponsored by the Justice Action Center at New York Law School on hydraulic fracturing. Joining me on the podium was Daniel Raichel , a Project Attorney... Read More

Zoning Ban On Fracking: OK in New York, But Maybe Not OK In Pennsylvania
Posted on 15 Aug 2013 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin Local bans on hydraulic fracturing continue to be fiercely debated as the use of hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas development of shale reserves increasingly gains in popularity. Grassroots opponents of hydraulic fracturing... Read More