As with prior posts about oil and gas leases in bankruptcy (located here and, on Porter Wright’s Banking & Finance Law Report blog, here), this post presents another thorny issue — namely, “Is an oil and gas lease a lease at all?”
A State Council Decision(1), made public on July 26, 2013, repealed the administrative measures regarding coal production licenses.
PanAmerican Operating Inc. v. Maud Smith Estate highlights the perils of working through independent landmen: maintaining enough control to be sure the work is done as you like it, but also wanting authority to disavow his actions should you desire.
EPA Finalizes Guidance Documents for Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) Class VI Injection Wells
The Environmental Protection Agency recently finalized two guidance documents for Class VI wells used for long-term carbon capture and sequestration (CCS).
Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities Adopts Procedures for Relaxing Eligibility for Net Metering Renewable Energy Facilities
The Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) recently issued an order giving greater flexibility to renewable energy projects seeking to qualify for Massachusetts’ net metering program.
Mintz Strategies Weekly Energy and Environment Update: Obama Administration’s Climate Change Strategy & Other News
In his June 25 climate change strategy announcement, President Obama stressed the importance of a strong economy and of U.S. leadership in global greenhouse gas reduction efforts. The administration continued pushing these two aspects of the strategy this past week.
Ross et al v. Enervest Operating, L.L.C. et al has several teachable moments for Louisiana royalty owners.
The image of water flowing from a tap being ignited with a lighter has become heavily associated with hydraulic fracturing in the minds of the public.
On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that would significantly alter the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) authority with respect to the regulation of coal combustion residuals (CCR) or coal ash under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).