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Top Leases: Assessing (and Avoiding) the Risks of Novation
  • Holland & Hart LLP
  • USA
  • August 29 2016

You only have three more months on the primary term of an oil and gas lease that was issued nearly five years ago with a 16th royalty. A drilling

Pennsylvania court: using property for gas storage holds production rights under “dual purpose” leases
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • July 28 2015

A recent trial victory for Range Resources - Appalachia LLC and Columbia Energy Ventures LLC (CEV) fills gaps left by the prior leading decisions on

Texas Supreme Court clarifies court's role in enforcing texas Citizens Participation Act
  • Pillsbury
  • USA
  • April 28 2015

On April 24, 2015, the Texas Supreme Court issued a per curiam opinion clarifying the evidentiary standards that will govern the application of the

The Sidley shale gas and hydraulic fracturing report - April 20 2015
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • USA
  • April 20 2015

The Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) filed a petition with Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Environmental Appeals Board

Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court strikes down uniform statewide rules on shale gas facility siting
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • July 30 2012

In a split decision that raises as many questions as it answers, on July 26, 2012, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court invalidated key portions of Act 13, the oil and gas reform legislation enacted in February.

Range Resources secures voluntary dismissal of Safe Drinking Water Act enforcement case
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • March 30 2012

On March 30, 2012, the Department of Justice and Range Resources jointly dismissed a Safe Drinking Water Act enforcement case that the DOJ brought against Range Resources in January 2011.

The Sackett decision and its implications for hydraulic fracturing
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • March 21 2012

With stunning alacrity, the United States Supreme Court issued its opinion today in Sackett v. EPA (roughly two months since oral argument), resolutely and unanimously striking down EPA’s position that the Clean Water Act (CWA) does not provide pre-enforcement judicial review of compliance orders.

Zoning over pooling for drillers in fall session
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • September 22 2011

One of the top goals for drillers during the fall legislative session in Harrisburg is approval of a measure preventing local governments from using zoning ordinances to shut them out, according to an official with a prominent driller in the Marcellus Shale.

DOE's first report on fracking dispels many of the claims espoused by environmental groups
  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • USA
  • August 11 2011

The Department of Energy’s Shale Gas Subcommittee issued its first of two reports PDF on measures that can be taken to reduce the environmental impacts of shale gas production.

Feds choose three PA. sites for fracking study
  • Duane Morris LLP
  • USA
  • July 25 2011

Pennsylvania has three of the seven sites picked by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to study the potential effects of fracking on drinking water