In Colorado, Ballot Initiatives Are Back in Full Force

by Frances Folin As primary season for midterm elections gets underway, so too does canvasser season. In Colorado alone, canvassers are out in full force and looking to get enough voter signatures for a number of different initiative statutes and … Continue reading

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Albuquerque Town Hall Scheduled to Discuss Oil and Gas Drilling

by Jason B. Brinkley For the second year in a row, New Mexico has surpassed its previous record for oil and gas production. The uptick in operations means increased jobs, a boost to the state’s economy and the availability of … Continue reading

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COGCC Issues New Rules on Flowline Disclosure

By Frances Folin With the booming population in Colorado, more and more people have found themselves moving closer to oil and gas operations. This has had some grave consequences in recent times, but the industry has been quick to respond … Continue reading

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Senate and House Tax Bills Provide Support For Oil And Gas Industry

by Adam A. Veltri The tax reform bills that passed the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives may provide a windfall of potential tax benefits and breaks for some oil and gas infrastructure developers and operators. In addition to lowering … Continue reading

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DC Circuit Rules that FERC Must Consider Global Warming in Approving New Natural Gas Pipelines

by Timothy J. Sabo The United States has one of the most extensive natural gas pipeline networks in the world.  This vast network enables the ongoing switch away from coal-fired generation and toward a renewables and natural gas-based electric system.  … Continue reading

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Texas Supreme Court Rules Pipeline Can Take Land by Eminent Domain

by Rachel M. Lynn On January 6, the Texas Supreme Court ruled that the Denbury Green Pipeline-Texas LLC (“Denbury Green”) could take private property by eminent domain. In Denbury Green Pipeline-Texas LLC v. Texas Rice Land Partners Ltd., the decision … Continue reading

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EPA Looks to Follow Colorado’s Lead on Regulating Methane Emissions in the Oil and Gas Industry

by Cody Bourke On August 18, 2015, EPA proposed a new set of rules aimed to reduce emissions of methane and Volatile Organic Compounds (“VOCs”) in the oil and gas industry.  EPA’s goal is to curb methane emissions from the … Continue reading

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Kansas Limits Oil & Gas Producers’ Implied Duties under the Marketable Condition Rule

By Nathan K. Davis, Esq. On July 2, 2015, the Kansas Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Fawcett v. Oil Producers, Inc. of Kansas, No. 108,666, 2015 WL 4033549, deciding a hotly and long contested debate between royalty owners … Continue reading

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