In This Issue:

- New Rule Proposed By OSHA Regarding Silica Exposure Likely To Impact Fracking And Increase Risk Of Litigation

- Texas Supreme Court Reaffirms Minerals Estate's Superior Rights

- Department of the Interior Proposes Rule Changes Applicable to All Federal Solid Minerals Leases

- Mitigating the Prospect of Mercury in Hydrocarbons in Exploratory Drilling

- Barclays and JP Morgan Subject to Penalties and Disgorgement of Profits for Market Manipulation

- PF2 and its relevance to PPPs in the GCC

- UK Looks to US for LNG Imports: US Regulatory Approvals Required

- In The News:

..Russia's Supreme Arbitrazh Court Summarizes Application of the Public Policy Clause

..Recent Developments: Zimbabwe — What Legal Options are Available to Mining Companies?

..Recent Developments: Kenya — What Legal Options are Available to Mining Companies?

..NYT: Growth in Global Disputes Brings Big Paychecks for Law Firms

- Excerpt from New Rule Proposed By OSHA Regarding Silica Exposure Likely To Impact Fracking And Increase Risk Of Litigation:

OSHA has proposed a new rule sharply reducing the limits for workers' exposure to silica that some experts believe could have a major impact on fracking operations and might increase the risk of litigation...

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