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What You Need to Know: EPA to Propose New Methane Regulations for Oil and Gas Sector

USA - September 27 2021 In the upcoming weeks, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) is expected to release a proposed rule that would greatly expand methane…

Eric Groten, George O. Wilkinson, Jr, Corinne Snow, Patrick Traylor.

HollyFrontier Cheyenne Refining, LLC v. Renewable Fuels Association

USA - July 13 2021 In its June 25, 2021 decision in HollyFrontier Cheyenne Refining, LLC v. Renewable Fuels Association, the Supreme Court rejected the central holding…

George C. Hopkins, Joshua S. Johnson, Larry J. Pechacek, Margaret E. Peloso, Ronald J. Tenpas.

BSEE Considerations in Establishing Decommissioning Liability Estimates for Offshore Facilities

USA - June 11 2021 The federal Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) directs decommissioning of facilities located in federal waters of the Outer…

Larry J. Pechacek.

Senate Acts to Remove Trump-Era Methane Rule, Opening the Door to Further Regulation of Methane from Oil and Gas Activities

USA - April 30 2021 On April 29, 2021, the Senate passed a resolution (the "Resolution") to disapprove a rule adopted by the Trump administration which lifted certain…

Audrey E. Doane, Eric Groten, Corinne Snow.

Biden Administration Halts New Oil and Gas Leasing on Federal Public Lands: What You Need to Know

USA - January 27 2021 On January 27, 2021, President Biden issued an executive order — effective immediately — directing the Secretary of the Interior to pause…

George C. Hopkins, Larry J. Pechacek, Margaret E. Peloso, Corinne Snow, Ronald J. Tenpas.