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The Department of Justice (“DOJ”) will no longer use Supplemental Environmental Projects (“SEPs”) in settlements with states and municipalities as a result of a policy change announced August 21…

September 3, 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…

November 26, 2018
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In a recent opinion, United States Oil Recovery Site Potentially Responsible Parties Group (“USOR Site PRP Group”) v. Railroad Commission of Texas , No. 17-20361, 2018 WL 3649653, (5th Cir. Aug. 1…

August 24, 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

May 9, 2018