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EPA reaches for the air emissions of hydraulically fractured wells and beyond
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • October 18 2011

To date, much of the regulatory focus for oil and gas activities the subject of increased media attention because of the shale resources in Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio has been on water concerns


Court addresses surface owner appeal rights involving Marcellus Shale gas wells
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • September 27 2012

On September 25, 2012, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals entertained oral arguments in the case of James Martin, Director v. Matthew L. Hamblet, Docket No. 11-1157


EPA proposes UIC rules for CO2 injection wells
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • October 29 2008

On July 25, 2008, EPA published proposed regulatory amendments that would establish a new class of wells that may be permitted pursuant to its Underground Injection Control (UIC) Program authorized by the federal Safe Drinking Water Act


Carbon capture and storage: cornerstone of a sound energy policy
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2009

Unless we are all prepared to quit breathing, we are not going to put an end to all emissions of carbon dioxide


Obtaining stimulus funds comes with "green" strings attached
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • March 10 2010

On February 17, 2009, President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA


Before and after Kingston: a coal ash litigation update
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • April 13 2010

As reported in previous Dinsmore & Shohl Legal Alerts, the December 2008 breach of a coal ash impoundment at the Tennessee Valley Authority's facility in Kingston, Tennessee resulted in the spill of over 5 million cubic yards of coal ash into adjacent waterways and properties


EPA's climate change requirements grow: underground coal mines added to list
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • July 6 2010

Some underground coal mine operators already saddled with copious amounts of paperwork will soon be required to monitor and report their greenhouse gas emissions


West Virginia legislature voices opposition to EPA intrusion into state water quality rulemaking
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • March 16 2010

As has been described in previous Alerts, EPA has used a number of different approaches in seeking to thwart the issuance of so-called "dredge and fill" permits under Section 404 of the federal Clean Water Act (CWA) for coal mining projects in Appalachia


EPA’s new enforcement priorities target the energy extraction industry
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • March 16 2010

As many interested environmental and industry groups have lauded and bemoaned respectively, the Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") recently finalized its enforcement priorities for 2011 through 2013


EPA's new "guidance" on coal mine permitting reveals a different kind of transparency
  • Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
  • USA
  • April 30 2010

About a year ago, I wrote in these pages that efforts by the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to restrict coal mining in West Virginia have very little to do with trying to enforce compliance with existing laws