Emily Myers

Emily Myers

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Environmental Group Calls for Tighter Regulation of Frac Sand

The U.S. shale boom has generated a boom in a related industry: “frac sand.” Sand has become an integral component of hydraulic fracturing. Oil companies use sand as a “proppant”: after shale formations are injected with...more

10/1/2014 - Frac Sand Fracking Natural Gas Oil & Gas OSHA Shale Gas

Leaked EPA Draft Offers Insight into Upcoming Shale Wastewater Regulations

The rapid expansion of shale drilling in recent years has brought with it an increase in the wastewater that is generated during the fracking process. One fracking well can produce over one million gallons of wastewater in a...more

8/1/2014 - Clean Water Act EPA Fracking Marcellus Shale Natural Gas New Regulations NPDES Oil & Gas Waste Treatment Facilities Wastewater Waters of the United States Well Drilling

BLM Agrees to Complete Hydraulic Fracturing EIS for Leases in California

A recent agreement between environmentalists and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) may open the floodgates to challenges of the sufficiency of Environmental Assessments (EA) or Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) for oil...more

7/30/2014 - Bureau of Land Management Commercial Leases Energy Exploration Environmental Assessments Environmental Impact Report Fracking Leases Mineral Exploration Mineral Leases Oil & Gas Popular Settlement Sierra Club

Shots Fired: PA Auditor General Releases Oil and Gas Audit

On Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Auditor General’s Office released a report criticizing the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) for failing to adequately track and respond to public complaints concerning water quality...more

7/29/2014 - Auditors Audits Contamination Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Oil & Gas Underground Injection Wells Waste Disposal Water Well Drilling

The American Petroleum Institute Pens “Good Neighbor” Standards for Fracking

In a press release Wednesday, the American Petroleum Institute (“API”) published a first-of-its-kind industry standard for community engagement in shale-rich areas where oil and gas can be extracted using horizontal drilling...more

7/11/2014 - American Petroleum Institute Energy Fracking Oil & Gas Shale Gas

Aubrey McClendon’s American Energy Partners LP Announces Agreements to Purchase over $4 Billion of Shale Acreage in Utica,...

In two press releases Monday, American Energy Partners LP announced agreements to purchase shale acreage in the Utica and Marcellus shale for $1.75 billion, and acreage in the Permian Basin in Texas for $2.5 billion. The...more

6/13/2014 - Energy Fracking Natural Gas Shale Gas

North Dakota LNG Announces Construction of North Dakota’s First Liquefied Natural Gas Processing Facility

In a press release on Wednesday, North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple and officials with North Dakota LNG (NDLNG) announced the construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) processing facility to be located in Tioga, North...more

5/9/2014

Alaska Passes North Slope Pipeline Liquefied Natural Gas Bill

On Monday, Alaska’s legislature approved Senator Sean Parnell’s plan to join four energy companies in moving ahead on plans to build infrastructure to transport and market 35 trillion cubic feet of North Slope gas to be...more

4/25/2014 - BP ConocoPhillips Energy Projects Exxon Mobil Liquid Natural Gas Oil & Gas TransCanada

DOE Approves Liquefied Natural Gas Exports to Non-Free Trade Agreement Countries from Oregon Project

On March 24, 2014, the Department of Energy granted a conditional order authorizing the export of domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Jordan Cove Energy Project, L.P. in Coos Bay, Oregon, to countries...more

3/26/2014 - DOE Exports Free Trade Agreement Natural Gas Pipelines

Securities Class Action Filings Up In 2013, But Could The Supreme Court Burst Their Bubble In 2014?

Last week, NERA Economic Consulting released its annual report, “Recent Trends in Securities Class Action Litigation: 2013 Full-Year Review.” The report showed that in 2013, there were increases in both the number of federal...more

1/30/2014 - Amgen Inc. v Connecticut Retirement Plans Class Action Complex Litigation Halliburton Halliburton v Erica P. John Fund NERA Rule 10b-5 SCOTUS SEC Securities Exchange Act Securities Litigation

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