Managing fracking risk demands a certain level of understanding and expertise. Attorneys need a thorough understanding of these tools as fracking litigation is expected to grow.
The states have taken the lead enacting legislation addressing the myriad of issues associated with fracking. The result is an emerging patchwork of disparate laws and regulations.
Some local government ordinances conflict with state laws governing oil and gas activity, leading to disputes and litigation in several states regarding the enforceability of those ordinances.
The recent regulatory focus on the hydrological impacts of produced water withdrawals has focused almost exclusively on coal bed methane operations.
EPA’s efforts have been backstopped by the sweeping revisions to Nationwide Permit 21 and the proposed revisions to the stream protection rule.
Mining project proponents have the opportunity to maximize the recovery of minable resources and provide substantial benefits to the watershed and eco-region.
The federal government has exercised its authority in a way that undermines the significant public interests associated with coal.
Because nonrenewable energy resources are, by definition, not infinite, the issue is not just how we produce energy domestically, but what we do with that energy once it comes to market.
A new mining law is setting the stage for the development of a world-class sustainable mining industry in the Philippines.
EPA has developed EJ Plan 2014, which outlines goals and objectives for incorporating EJ into rulemaking, permitting, compliance and enforcement, and community action.
While Home Concrete raises some interesting nuances about the application of Brand X, it illustrates a broader point about the nature of Chevron’s standard of review and how judges apply it.
The threatened discharge of contaminants from Devils Lake, ND, into cleaner state and Canadian watercourses shows the costs of the abandonment of the EPA role in water quality regulation.
The UK Government is consulting on draft legislation that will make detailed reporting of greenhouse gas emissions mandatory for quoted companies.
Antibiotics, fertilizers, and pesticides have all contributed to calls for greater scrutiny of the agriculture industry.