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Sidley Shale and Hydraulic Fracturing Report - 14 June, 2017
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • June 14 2017

According to published reports, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is expected to review nearly 2,500 requests


What Are Sliding-Scale Royalties?
  • Holland & Hart LLP
  • USA
  • June 14 2017

Most leases on federal lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”) have flat royalties of 12.5 (evidenced by the use of the standard


Secretary Zinke Orders Review of Sage-grouse Management Plans
  • Nossaman LLP
  • USA
  • June 8 2017

On June 8th, 2017, Department of Interior (DOI) Secretary Ryan Zinke signed Secretarial Order 3353, entitled "Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation and


Claim Maintenance Fees - Mining Law of 1872
  • Holland & Hart LLP
  • USA
  • June 5 2017

On May 23, 2017 the U.S. Court of Federal Claims certified a class action and entered summary judgment in favor of the plaintiff, Silver Buckle Mines


Nevada Solar Project Survives Ninth Circuit Review Despite Impacts to Tortoise Connectivity
  • Nossaman LLP
  • USA
  • May 25 2017

On May 18, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court's summary judgment decision in favor of the


The Ninth Circuit Continues to Give Technical Decisions Heightened Deference and Validates Take Permit for Utility Scale Solar Project
  • Paul Hastings LLP
  • USA
  • May 23 2017

On May 18, 2017, in Defenders of Wildlife v. Zinke, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit unequivocally rejected challenges to a 2013


Sidley Shale and Hydraulic Fracturing Report - 17 May, 2017
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • May 17 2017

Republican Sens. John McCain of Arizona, Susan Collins of Maine and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina joined Senate Democrats on Wednesday


Congress Includes Many Statements of Environmental Policy and Preferences in Omnibus Appropriations Act
  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • USA
  • May 10 2017

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017 authorized appropriations for the Fiscal Year 2017. This large and copious bill provides funding for all


Sidley Shale and Hydraulic Fracturing Report - 9 May, 2017
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • May 9 2017

Four environmental groups filed a suit to stop oil and gas leasing in Ohio’s Wayne National Forest, the state’s only national forest


Sidley Shale and Hydraulic Fracturing Report - 3 May, 2017
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • May 3 2017

In response to President Donald Trump’s March 28 executive order on promoting energy independence and economic growth, the Bureau of Land Management