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Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: The Impacts of the 2014 Elections on Colorado’s Energy Industry
Posted on 18 Nov 2014 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By Lori A. Dawkins, Member, and Devin C. Daines, Associate The results and impacts of Colorado’s recent elections were widely regarded as positive by those in the energy industry. By narrowly winning a second term, Governor John Hickenlooper... 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

Ohio Amends the Oil and Gas Law
Posted on 20 Jun 2012 by Babst Calland

On June 11, 2012, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed Senate Bill 315 (S.B. 315), found at , into law, making significant amendments to various aspects of Ohio's Oil and Gas law, R.C. 1509. The... Read More

Fracking in the Spotlight: What Regulatory Developments Can Be Expected and How Companies Can Best Position Themselves
Posted on 5 Apr 2011 by SNR Denton

By Jim Rubin, SNR Denton US LLP and Jennifer Morrissey, SNR Denton US LLP Hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," is increasingly making natural gas a major part of the nation's energy portfolio. But the process does not come without... Read More

Fulbright & Jaworski: West Virginia DEP Issues Emergency Rules For Horizontal Drilling, Hydraulic Fracturing
Posted on 30 Aug 2011 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By Jeremy A. Mercer and Cecil C. Kuhne, IIIa On August 22, 2011, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection ("WVDEP")-pursuant to Governor Ray Tomblin's Executive Order 4-11, issued July 12, 2011- promulgated emergency rules... Read More

William A. Ruskin: Hydraulic Fracturing Risks and Opportunities
Posted on 20 Apr 2012 by William A. Ruskin

On April 18, 2012, Winston & Strawn and the Environmental Law Institute co-hosted an informative seminar on, "Hydraulic Fracturing Risks and Opportunities: Regulator, NGO, Industry and Investor Perspectives," in New York City. The meeting... Read More

Babst Calland: Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Lease Act Signed Into Law, Addresses Joint Development
Posted on 18 Jul 2013 by Babst Calland

On July 9, 2013, Governor Corbett signed into law Senate Bill 259, also known as the Oil and Gas Lease Act (Act), amending the Guaranteed Minimum Royalty Act. In addition to providing new rights and requirements as to payments resulting from the production... Read More