Norton Rose Fulbright | USA | 28 Apr 2014
Colorado's Air Quality Control Commission recently approved amendments to Regulation 7 that will impose stringent hydrocarbon control requirements on oil and gas production operations, including a 'no venting' standard for most storage tanks, an increase in combustion device destruction efficiency to 98% and comprehensive periodic monitoring requirements.
Norton Rose Fulbright | USA | 9 Sep 2013
The Colorado Court of Appeals has overturned a Lone Pine order and a dismissal order issued by the lower court in Strudley v Antero Resources Corporation. The Strudley family filed its lawsuit in March 2011, complaining that the defendants' natural gas well activities, including hydraulic fracturing, had contaminated its water supply.
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP | USA | 6 Jul 2010
Several individual and putative state and nationwide class actions have been filed by franchisees against their franchisor, and in each case the courts enforced or denied enforcement of the class action bar for different reasons. While the disparity in the opinions in these cases may raise some eyebrows, it is the disparity in their analysis that is perhaps most startling.
Norton Rose Fulbright | USA | 27 Jul 2009
The Colorado Supreme Court recently held that extracting water to facilitate the production of coalbed methane is 'beneficial use' of the water and operators are therefore subject to the Colorado state water engineer's regulations regarding well permits and augmentation plans.