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Troutman Sanders LLP: Chesapeake Energy Announces New, $1 Billion Gas Plan
Posted on 21 Jul 2011 by Troutman Sanders

On Monday, July 11, 2011, Chesapeake Energy Corporation ("Chesapeake") announced its plan to spend over $1 billion over the next 10 years in order to help spur the development and demand for domestic supplies of natural gas and oil. Chesapeake... Read More

Pennsylvania's 'Clean and Green Act' Amended to Limit the Tax Consequences of Oil, Gas and CBM Development
Posted on 21 Jun 2011 by Babst Calland

Pennsylvania's Farmland and Forestland Assessment Act, more commonly known as the "Clean and Green Act," (72 Pa. C.S. § 5490.1 et seq. ) provides preferential tax treatment to property owners who agree to devote lands to agricultural... Read More

FREE DOWNLOAD -- Beinlich v. Chief Oil & Gas May Serve as Bellwether Suit
Posted on 1 Aug 2011 by LexisNexis Emerging Issues Community Staff

Dave and Karen Beinlich commenced an action on March 14, 2011, in the Court of Common Pleas for Sullivan County, Pennsylvania, asserting causes of action against Chief Oil & Gas LLC and others relating to the Beinlichs' oil and gas lease. The... Read More

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

State Net Capitol Journal: Renewable Energy Becoming Battleground Issue
Posted on 5 Feb 2013 by State Net

Last month's "fiscal cliff" deal temporarily extended several federal renewable energy incentives, such as the tax credit for producers of wind energy. But with investor confidence in renewable energy still somewhat shaky in comparison to... Read More

Columbia Law School Center for Climate Change Law: New Report Published on Carbon Offshoring: The Legal and Regulatory Framework for U.S. Coal Exports
Posted on 11 Aug 2011 by Daniel Firger

By Daniel Firger, Associate Director, Center for Climate Change, Columbia Law School Coal is the most polluting fossil fuel, releasing far higher levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) and conventional air pollutants-including sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide... Read More

Fulbright & Jaworski Releases Trade Secrets and the Regulation of Hydraulic Fracturing - Toward a Global Perspective
Posted on 19 Apr 2013 by Norton Rose Fulbright

This Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. paper is in collaboration with the global law firm Norton Rose. Trade Secrets and the Regulation of Hydraulic Fracturing provides a global view of how governments have attempted to strike a balance between the benefits... Read More

William A. Ruskin: Balancing The Rights Of Landowners, Wind Power Developers And Mineral Rights Owners
Posted on 4 Jun 2013 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin It is the dream of many landowners in the United States to one day have both oil wells and wind turbines on their land. For this happen, however, landowners must play an active role in keeping oil and wind companies from trying... Read More