Stoel Rives LLP

Kern County Judge Grants Injunction, Blocking Blanket Enforcement of Oil Field Aquifer Exemption Regulations

A reported in a prior blog post, the Western States Petroleum Association (“WSPA”) sued the California Department of Conservation and the Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources (jointly, the “Department”) in Kern County…more
| Civil Procedure, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Tribes’ Federal Water Rights Include Groundwater—But How Much?

The Ninth Circuit recently ruled that federal reserved water rights held by Indian tribes extend to groundwater underlying reservation lands. Determining the quantity of that groundwater, however, is reserved for another day…more
| Energy & Utilities, Indigenous Peoples

New Report Identifies Cleantech Market Opportunities in Southern California

If you’re looking for a new cleantech startup idea, the San Diego Regional Energy Innovation Network (SD-REIN) recently released a report that identifies cleantech market opportunities in the Southern California region…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Environmental Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Breaking: Court Rules Against Double Overtime for Oregon Manufacturing Employers

Oregon manufacturing employers have been following the ongoing turmoil surrounding the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries’ (“BOLI”) recent interpretation of Oregon’s requirement that manufacturing employees receive overtime…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Alaska Legislative Round-Up: Employment-Related Bills Introduced in the 2017-2018 Session

Although Alaska’s 30th Legislative Session is once again primarily focused on addressing our state’s current budget deficit, several bills have been proposed that, if enacted into law, would impact Alaska’s employers. Some of…more
| Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Oregon OSHA Proposes Changes to Walking-Working Surfaces and Fall Protection Regulations

In response to the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s adoption of revised walking-working surfaces standards, Oregon OSHA has proposed to adopt the federal OSHA final rules with a few exceptions..…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Oregon DEQ Pilot Program to Review Long-term Controls at Cleanup Sites

This March the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (“DEQ”) is launching a pilot program to take a fresh look at long-term institutional and engineering controls implemented at cleanup sites that have received No Further…more
| Environmental Law

California to Thwart Trump’s Rollback of Federal Environmental Protections, Including Waters of US Deregulation

Newton’s Third Law apparently not only applies in physics, but in politics as well. Last week, the California Senate leadership unveiled the “Preserve California” legislative package to oppose the rollback of federal…more
| Elections & Politics, Environmental Law

In Case You Missed It - Interesting Items for Corporate Counsel - January 2017

The SEC published a white paper about Regulation A+, What Do We Know So Far?, here. Since changes to Regulation A in June 2015, there have been 147 Regulation A offerings, seeking $2.6 billion, that have raised about $190…more
| Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

Worker Safety Law Alert: What You Need to Know to Avoid Enforcement Actions

Employers should remain on alert regarding the increasing trend towards more aggressive enforcement of worker safety standards demonstrated over the past year by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”)…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Oil & Gas Related Bills Introduced in the 2017-2018 Legislative Session

February 17, 2017 marked the deadline by which legislators had to introduce bills for the first half of the 2017-2018 Legislative Session. The Stoel Rives’ Oil & Gas Team has been and will continue to monitor bills throughout…more
| Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities

Oregon Legislature’s Attempt to Protect Pot Users Poses Challenges to Employers

Some Oregonians are no doubt breathing clouds of relief with the introduction of Senate Bill 301, the Oregon Legislature’s proposal to protect employees from being fired for personal marijuana use. Employers, on the other hand,…more
| Labor & Employment Law

California Energy Related Bills Introduced in the 2017-2018 Legislative Session

February 17, 2017 marked the deadline by which legislators had to introduce bills for the first half of the 2017-2018 Legislative Session. The Stoel Rives’ Energy Team has been and will continue to monitor bills throughout the…more
| Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law

Oil Transportation and Suction Dredge Mining Legislative Topics in Washington Too

Following up on last week’s post about Oregon legislative proposals, here are some of the mineral-related bills currently pending in the Washington State Legislature..…more
| Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Transportation, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Mineral-Related Bills Pending Before Oregon Legislature

The Oregon Legislature’s 2017 session officially kicked off last week. A variety of mineral-related bills have been introduced. Here are some of the ones to follow..…more
| Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities
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