James D. Elliott

James D. Elliott

Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

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CG Policy on Barging of Produced Water

On October 30, 2013, the United States Coast Guard published a “Proposed Policy Letter: Carriage of Conditionally Permitted Shale Gas Extraction Waste Water in Bulk” (“Proposed Policy”) pertaining to the barging of “shale...more

1/31/2014 - Chemicals Coast Guard Environmental Policies Fracking Hazardous Substances Natural Gas Shale Gas Water

EQB Proposes Substantial Increases in Permit Fees for Unconventional Wells

The Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board (“EQB”) published its proposal to substantially increase the permit fees for “unconventional wells” in the PA Bulletin on September 14, 2013. The current average permit fee for...more

10/4/2013 - Fees Oil & Gas Permits

The Shale Play Today - September 2013

In This Issue: - Deeper Resources: Rotruck Joins Spilman - EQB Proposes Substantial Increases in Permit Fees for Unconventional Wells - Oil & Gas Lessees Retain Important Rights in W.Va. - Pa. Shale Industry...more

9/30/2013 - Endangered Species Energy Exploration Fees Fracking Oil & Gas Permits Shale Gas

Regulation in the Air: The Latest Federal & State Developments

It seems that new developments are always on the horizon in the world of the Clean Air Act and oil and gas development. Just over a year ago, on April 17, 2012, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“USEPA”)...more

6/18/2013 - Air Pollution EPA Natural Gas New Source Performance Standards Permits

The Shale Play Today - February 2013

In This Issue: - Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company Goes on the Offensive - West Virginia Legislature Focuses on Energy Bills - New Rules Proposed for Drilling Wastes in Ohio - Pa. Shale Gas Production Doubled Between...more

3/1/2013 - Drilling Waste Disposal Energy Policy FERC Infrastructure Natural Gas NEPA Oil & Gas Pipelines Shale Gas

The Shale Play Today - November 2012

In This Issue: - Independent Natural Gas Producers Challenge EPA Air Rules - W.Va. High Court Weighs in on Surface Owners' Appeal Rights - Insuring Your Growing Assets in the Appalachian Shale Gas Plays -...more

12/6/2012 - EPA Shale Gas Surface Owner

Independent Natural Gas Producers Challenge EPA Air Rules

On October 15, 2012, Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC filed suit in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of the Independent Petroleum Association of America (“IPAA”) and six other state-level oil and gas associations (PA,...more

12/5/2012 - Administrative Procedure Act EPA Fracking Oil & Gas

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