The Bureau of Land Management contends that its new rules are consistent with state regulations and industry standards, but stakeholders believe that the rules are unnecessary or simply miss the mark. ...more
The decision marks another departure by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court from “mainstream” oil and gas jurisprudence.
On February 17, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court (the Court) unanimously ruled that state law does not...more
The U.S. government recently announced plans for a number of regulatory initiatives in 2015 that will affect the oil and gas industry. Planned Federal Regulations Target the Oil and Gas Industry Twice per year, the U.S....more
The ban comes in light of a report from the New York State Department of Health claiming there is insufficient information to understand the health risks....more
The proposed rule offers a definition of “waters of the United States” that expands the Clean Water Act’s jurisdiction.
On March 25, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...more
U.S. district court rules that coke oven gas condensate is not subject to federal waste rules when reintroduced into the coke-making process....more
Decision on Act 13 strikes down Pennsylvania’s attempt to establish a standard set of rules governing development and operation for the oil and gas industry.
On December 19, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued its...more