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Last week, the EPA announced two significant settlements for violations of the Clean Air Act relating to emissions of volatile organic compounds (“VOCs”) from upstream oil and gas production facilities…

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January 28, 2020
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On December 19, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) opened a limited-time opportunity for existing owners of upstream oil and gas facilities to discover, correct, and self-disclose…

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December 23, 2019
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Making good on President Trump’s promise to corn-growing farmers, on October 28, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking…

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November 4, 2019
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The Railroad Commission has formally proposed rules that would add safety requirements for rural gathering pipelines.

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October 18, 2019
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On October 4, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signaled an abrupt change to the status quo, by announcing plans to issue a final rulemaking that will increase total renewable fuel…

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October 9, 2019
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As has been reported on in the past , federal agencies with oversight over offshore regulated activities, including oil and gas exploration and production operations, continue to increase the maximum…

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May 1, 2019
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On November 20, 2018, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court agreed to review the April 2018 intermediate appellate court decision, Adam Briggs et al. v. Southwestern Energy Production Company , which held…

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November 26, 2018
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A petition for ballot Initiative #108 was submitted to the Colorado Secretary of State in advance of the August 6, 2018 deadline for proposals to be considered for inclusion on Colorado’s general…

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August 8, 2018
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The Office of the Colorado Secretary of State confirmed on Monday, August 6, 2018 that a petition for ballot Initiative #97 was turned in by the deadline period and will be considered for inclusion…

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August 7, 2018
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Following on the heels of failed attempts in 2014 and 2016, proponents of greater restrictions against new oil and gas exploration and production activities in Colorado are once again seeking to…

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July 26, 2018
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On June 12, 2018, a Pennsylvania appeals court refused a petitioner’s request for an en banc rehearing on a case decided by a three-judge panel in April 2018, holding that the rule of capture did not…

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June 18, 2018
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In oil and gas law, it is well-settled that the “rule of capture” holds that there is no liability for a mineral rights owner’s drainage of oil and gas from another person’s land so long as the oil…

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May 9, 2018