Earl L. Hagström

Earl L. Hagström

Sedgwick LLP

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A Proposal Requiring Study on Fracking and Its potential Hazards Put in Suspense File; Bill Headed to Senate

Senate Bill (SB) 1132, sponsored by Sens. Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) and Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) and last amended May 6, 2014, was put into the “Suspense File” (a holding place for bills that require appropriations...more

5/29/2014 - Environmental Policies Fracking Legislative Agendas Oil & Gas

Los Angeles City Council Votes to Ban Hydraulic Fracturing: Home Rule or Preemption

Following a string of bans enacted by municipalities in New York, Texas, Hawaii, New Mexico (a countywide ban was enacted), Vermont and New Jersey, the Los Angeles City Council approved the adoption of a local ordinance...more

3/6/2014 - Fracking Fracking Bans Home Rule States Oil & Gas Preemption

California Lawmakers Introduce New Fracking Bill

On February 20, 2014, California lawmakers Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) and Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) introduced Senate Bill (SB) 1132, a new bill that would halt fracturing and other oil and extraction practices in the...more

2/26/2014 - Fracking Resource Extraction Water Supplies

Drilling Down: A Look at the State of Hydraulic Fracturing Regulation, Legislation and Litigation in 2013

Hydraulic fracturing remained one of the most controversial environmental issues of 2013. Hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, is the process of injecting water, chemicals and “proppants,” oftentimes sand, under...more

1/3/2014 - Energy Fracking Fracking Bans Natural Gas Oil & Gas Shale Gas

Hydraulic Fracturing Digest

Hydraulic fracturing remained one of the most controversial environmental issues of 2013. Hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, is the process of injecting water, chemicals and “proppants,” oftentimes sand, under...more

12/6/2013 - Disclosure Requirements Economic Impact Analysis Energy Environmental Policies Fracking Fracking Bans Oil & Gas

Hydraulic Fracking and the Battle Over Beneficial Water Use in California: The Next Phase of Fracking Litigation in California

The competition between agriculture, energy, domestic and environmental interests for water in California is fierce and is about to become more contentious. In a “wet year,” the demand for water from these interests may...more

9/16/2013 - Environmental Claims Environmental Policies Fracking Water Water Rights

Pending California Legislature Bill Aims to Increase Regulations on Hydraulic Fracturing

May 29, 2013, the California Senate passed the first bill attempting to regulate hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in this state. Senate Bill 4, headed by Sen. Fran Pavley (D-Agoura Hills), has since been sent to the...more

7/18/2013 - Energy Policy Fracking Fracking Bans Natural Resources Oil & Gas Proposed Regulation Resource Extraction

Obama Administration Acts on Hydraulic Fracturing Regulations With the Release of Its Revised Rules

On May 13, 2013, the Department of Interior (DOI) and its Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued a set of revised proposed rules governing hydraulic fracturing on federal lands. The revised rules come on the heels of...more

6/27/2013 - Barack Obama Bureau of Land Management Department of the Interior Fracking Government Land Wastewater

N.Y. Appellate Division Affirms Zoning Ordinance Banning Hydraulic Fracturing

Sedgwick’s Hydraulic Fracturing Task Force has been watching the ongoing litigation involving hydraulic fracturing (fracking) bans in the towns of Dryden and Middlefield, N.Y. In February 2012 we reported on the Supreme...more

5/9/2013 - Fracking Fracking Bans Local Ordinance

Environmental Groups Claim Further Environmental Review Needed to Address Fracking Impacts

In a case pending in the Northern District of California, the Center for Biological Diversity and the Sierra Club recently urged a federal judge to rule that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) violated the National...more

3/5/2013 - Bureau of Land Management Environmental Impact Report Fracking NEPA Shale Gas

Hydraulic Fracturing News Flash: December 2012 - California’s Proposal to Regulate Hydraulic Fracking

On December 18, 2012, California’s Department of Conservation, Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) released its long-awaited draft of hydraulic fracturing regulations (Fracking Regulations). The...more

12/21/2012 - Fracking Groundwater Notice of Intent Oil & Gas Permits

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