Justin Winquist

Justin Winquist

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Wyoming Supreme Court Remands Fracking Chemical Disclosure Case to District Court for Reconsideration

On March 12, 2014, the Wyoming Supreme Court issued a highly anticipated ruling in a case concerning the scope of trade secret protection available to exempt certain fracking chemical information—which Wyoming requires to be...more

3/14/2014 - Chemicals discl Fracking

Federal Regulators Reveal Approval of Three New Fracking Projects Off California Shore

On Wednesday, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) confirmed that it approved three fracking plans on a platform roughly nine miles off the California shore in the Santa Barbara Channel. The BSEE, which...more

2/14/2014 - Fracking Offshore Drilling Oil & Gas

Objectors Seek Writ of Certiorari to SCOTUS Over Monsanto Agent Orange Settlement

On January 21, 2014, objectors to a class action settlement over contamination from Monsanto Agent Orange herbicide filed a Petition for Writ of Certiorari with the Unites States Supreme Court. The Petition asked the Court to...more

2/4/2014 - Certiorari Class Action Environmental Claims Environmental Policies Monsanto SCOTUS

Florida House Subcommittee Advances Fracking Disclosure Bills

The Florida House Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee voted 8-4 on Tuesday in support of two bills that would require disclosure of chemicals used in fracking. While not as shale rich as its neighboring states to...more

1/17/2014 - Chemicals Environmental Policies Fracking Hazardous Substances Natural Gas Shale Gas

Producers Investing Heavily in Denver-Julesburg Basin

The Denver-Julesburg (DJ) Basin, which covers northeastern Colorado and parts of Wyoming, Nebraska, and Kansas, is expected to continue as a booming oil and gas play into 2014 and beyond. In 2012, increased drilling in the...more

12/13/2013 - Fracking Horizontal Wells Oil & Gas

Baker Hughes Rig Count Shows Texas Far Ahead of Other U.S. States in Rig Count

According to the Baker Hughes Rig Count, Texas still leads the nation in number of drilling rigs with 821 rigs compared to 176 in its closest U.S. rival state. With 821 rigs, Texas alone comprises 47% of U.S. rigs and 24% of...more

11/15/2013 - Energy Offshore Drilling Oil & Gas

Local Fracking Bans Tested In Court While New York State Remains Undecided

After five years of “health impact analysis” on the effects of fracking, the New York State Department of Health (“NYSDOH”) has still offered no timeline for completion of the study. The NYSDOH study was commissioned by the...more

10/28/2013 - Environmental Policies Fracking Fracking Bans

Anti-Fracking Push Begins in New Jersey with Symbolic Ban by Highland Park Borough

On September 18, 2013, the Highland Park Borough Council passed the first local ban on fracking in New Jersey. Highland Park, like most of New Jersey, has seen no fracking activity to date. And the 14,000-person borough has...more

9/20/2013 - Fracking Fracking Bans

New Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Setback Rules Likely to Increase Backlog of Permit Applications

On August 1, 2013, the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission adopted new setback regulations that threaten to increase the backlog of permit applications at the Commission....more

8/9/2013 - Conservation Horizontal Wells Oil & Gas Permits Setback Rules

Recent Trends in Class Actions for Telephone and Fax Solicitation and Advertising

Class actions under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), 47 U.S.C. § 227, continue to be an active trend in consumer and privacy class action litigation. The TCPA, which was historically called the "fax blast"...more

12/19/2012 - Advertising Class Action Faxes FCC Federal Jurisdiction Statutory Penalties TCPA Texting Third-Party

Recent Trends in Class Actions for Telephone and Fax Solicitation and Advertising

Class actions under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), 47 U.S.C. § 227, continue to be an active trend in consumer and privacy class action litigation. The TCPA, which was historically called the “fax blast”...more

12/17/2012 - Advertising Class Action Faxes FCC Federal Jurisdiction TCPA Texting Third-Party

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