Barring a reversal by recount or litigation, Joe Biden will be the next President of the United States. This article discusses what will happen on Day One for the energy industry. Our analysis is drawn from Biden’s own words, campaign pledges, and written policies—including his Clean Energy Revolution Fact Sheet and Plan for Climate Change […]
Since the Water Pollution Control Act (Clean Water Act or “CWA”) inception in 1972, a key issue has been: Which waters of the United States (“WOTUS”) are regulated under the CWA and which are left to the states to regulate. The answer to this question definition of WOTUS touches everything from farming to homebuilding, mining, […]
In the latest episode of our energy law podcast, KRCL’s energy practice group leader, Tom Ciarlone, is joined by Blake Scott, President of Scott Energy Technologies. Blake explores cost-effective, risk-reducing, and often innovative strategies for solid drilling waste management and recycling.
KRCL is proud to offer this complimentary, on-demand CLE seminar at its new online presence for webinars, www.krclwebinars.com. In this course, Bruce Flowers covers access agreements for environmental investigations and provides an overview for understanding environmental indemnities.
Earlier this year, we brought you our first quarter update on major developments in oil and gas law in Texas and throughout the country. Now, we are back with our second quarter update. We began 2Q17 with a discussion of the intersection of the oil patch with class actions and the Fair Labor Standards Act; the federal […]
In the latest episode of our energy law podcast: the Eighth Circuit makes it easier for plaintiffs to take fracing contamination claims to trial; the Texas Supreme Court rules on the validity of county-wide mineral conveyances; and the Oklahoma Supreme Court is asked to clarify the often vexing “marketable product” rule for post-production expense deductions. […]
Join oil-and-gas litigation partner Tom Ciarlone for our energy law podcast, as he discusses the intersection of the oil patch with class actions and the Fair Labor Standards Act; the federal government’s liability for the environmental cleanup of refinery waste; and a shortsighted discovery ruling that could leave the Dakota Access pipeline vulnerable to terrorist […]
Today, President Donald Trump will sign an executive order putting into motion a review by the Department of the Interior of all national monuments established since 1996—on its surface a seemingly uneventful action, but the ultimate purpose of the order is predicted to be the opening of large swaths of currently protected public lands to drilling, as well as mining […]
I have written previously about the ongoing debate surrounding the causal role of hydrofracturing—”fracing” for short, as the industry spells it, without a “k”—in what critics have dubbed “man-made” seismic activity. The hot-button issue is front and center once again, as a perfect storm of mainstream media attention and high-profile litigation have brought renewed focus to the controversial practice. Last week, […]
On Friday, the Texas Supreme Court issued a significant decision covering premises liability. Specifically, it determined whether premises liability exists for a prior owner that designed and implemented a dangerous condition on the land, but then sold the land prior to the injury. The Acid-Addition System and the Accident Occidental Chemical Corporation (“OxyChem”) owned and […]