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Fulbright & Jaworski: Hydraulic Fracturing as a Subsurface Trespass, Part 1 in a Series of 5
Posted on 23 May 2012 by Norton Rose Fulbright

This article is the first in a series of five posts. Hydraulic fracturing activities continue to rise, and are at the center of much debate and litigation focusing on the potential health risks associated with the process. But an emerging issue... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: New Ohio Rules Affect Well Construction
Posted on 6 Jun 2012 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By James C. Carpenter and Katerina E. Milenkovski May was a busy month for lawmakers in Ohio. Last month, a legislative panel approved new rules for the construction drilling wells in the state, and the General Assembly passed Senate Bill 315 aimed... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson: West Virginia House of Delegates Passes Legislation to Lure an Ethane Cracker Facility
Posted on 24 Jan 2012 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By L. Gil White In ongoing attempts to best position the state to attract an ethane cracker facility to the state, the West Virginia House of Delegates passed House Bill 4086 yesterday which grants substantial tax incentives for large investments of... Read More

Fulbright Briefing: Pa. Commonwealth Court Overturns Significant Portions of Act 13; Appeal Filed Next Day
Posted on 9 Aug 2012 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Kenneth S. Komoroski , Matthew H. Sepp and Michael P. Gaetani The Pennsylvania General Assembly enacted the Oil and Gas Act ("Act 13"), which substantially revises the Oil and Gas Act of 1984, 58 P.S. § 601.101 et seq., and was signed... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson: Pennsylvania Supreme Court Grants Appeal of Butler Case
Posted on 4 Apr 2012 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By Russell L. Schetroma On April 3, 2012 in Butler v. Charles Powers Estate ex rel. Warren, 760 MAL 2011, 2012 Pa. LEXIS 716 (Pa. Apr. 3, 2012) [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], the Pennsylvania Supreme Court entered a per... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson: Delaware River Basin Commission Releases Final Rules On Natural Gas Development
Posted on 17 Nov 2011 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

On Tuesday [Nov. 8], the Delaware River Basin Commission ("DRBC") released its revised rules on natural gas development in the basin after a public comment period during which the commission received over 69,000 comments. The revised rules maintain... Read More

New EPA Rules Address Potential Hazards of Air Emissions from Fracking
Posted on 8 May 2012 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Law Community Staff

By Marc Karell, P.E., CEM, Principal, Climate Change & Environmental Services, LLC While the focus of the environmental controversy concerning hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") has been the alleged contamination of aquifers and other... Read More

Cozen O'Connor Adds 3 Dewey & LeBoeuf Attorneys, Including Energy Partner Michael D. Klein
Posted on 19 Apr 2012 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Law Community Staff

PHILADELPHIA -- Cozen O'Connor announced that Michael D. Klein will join the firm's energy, environmental & public utility practice group , splitting his time between the firm's Washington, DC and Harrisburg, Pa., offices. He joins from... Read More

Cadwalader Clients & Friends Memo: Sen. Stabenow's Alternative Energy Tax Incentive Measure Fails to Pass Senate
Posted on 20 Mar 2012 by Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

By David S. Miller , Gregory K. Lawrence , Daniel J. Mulcahy and Harley L. Raff On March 13, an amendment to the "Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act" (which is also known as the "Surface Transportation Act") that... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals Rules in Gas Utility Case
Posted on 26 Mar 2013 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By Lori A. Dawkins and Allison J. Farrell The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals just issued an important decision for all natural gas utilities with operations in West Virginia with its Memorandum Decision No.11-1511 (Harrison County 10C391).... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: Pennsylvania Court Throws Out Zoning Provisions Governing Marcellus Shale Activities
Posted on 27 Jul 2012 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By Russell L. Schetroma and Nathaniel I. Holland In a 4-3 decision [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court struck down portions of the state's new law - dubbed Act 13 - governing Marcellus shale... Read More

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: Ohio EPA Finalizes General Air Permit for Oil & Natural Gas Production Wells
Posted on 10 Feb 2012 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By Katerina E. Milenkovski On February 1, 2012, Ohio EPA issued a final general air permit for oil and natural gas production well sites . The general permit covers a variety of emissions sources found at most shale gas well sites, including internal... Read More