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Protecting Surface Land by Internalizing the Cost of Oil and Gas Development: Wyoming's Surface Owner Accommodation Act Strikes a More Sustainable Balance

By Jennifer A. C. Richardson* *J.D. Candidate 2011, University of California, Hastings College of the Law; B.A., cum laude, 2006, University of California, Los Angeles. Excerpt from Protecting Surface Land by Internalizing the Cost of Oil and Gas Development: Wyoming's Surface Owner Accommodation...

Steptoe & Johnson PLL: PA Supreme Court Narrowly Interprets Preemption in Surface Mining Act

By David L. Hotchkiss The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has unanimously ruled in a decision which narrowly interprets the preemption provision of the Surface Mining Conservation and Reclamation Act of November 30, 1971. On November 23, 2011, the Court decided Hoffman Mining Co. v. Zoning Hearing Board...

Coalbed Methane: The Struggle for Consistency and Predictability in Mineral and Property Law in Virginia

By W. Taylor Corbett* *J.D. Candidate, Appalachian School of Law, 2013; B.A., Business Admin., King College, 2009. Excerpt from Coalbed Methane: The Struggle for Consistency and Predictability in Mineral and Property Law in Virginia , 11 Appalachian J. L. 231 (Spring, 2012) I. Introduction...

Steptoe & Johnson PLLC: WV Fire Commission Rules Could Impact Mining & Construction Industries

By Paul A. Konstanty On July 25, 2012 the West Virginia State Fire Commission issued a Notice of Public Hearing on a Proposed Rule to amend the State Building Code which was originally adopted in July 2010. One public comment period ended on May 4, 2012, and the final written comment period will end...

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