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November 16, 2017

Judicial and Legislative Approaches to Groundwater Management in Texas

While oil and gas have long been the prized resources in Texas, more focus is being placed on water rights than ever before. However, unlike oil and …

November 14, 2017

The International Trade Commission Unanimously Finds Severe Injury to U.S. Solar Manufacturers

The threat of U.S. solar tariffs is looming on the global solar industry, and President Trump will decide whether to impose these tariffs by January 2018 at …

 
November 9, 2017

The Texas Supreme Court Rules on Overlapping Pooled Units

Over this last summer the Texas Supreme Court took up the issue of overlapping pooled units in the case of Samson Exploration, LLC v. T.S. Reed Properties, …

April 19, 2017

Backpack-Wearing Cows: A New Alternative Energy Source?

If you’ve been paying attention to environmental news, you may have seen that methane gas has been a rather controversial topic in the last year. In March …

April 19, 2017

One State’s Trash is Another State’s Treasure

Show of hands: who wants a nuclear waste facility in their backyard? Anyone? Anyone? Buell—TEXAS?   That is the endgame, some speculate, of a lawsuit recently filed …

April 19, 2017

Will There Be a Future for the Clean Power Plan?

The Obama administration’s attempt to regulate carbon emissions from new and modified power plants has been subject to challenge since its inception. Now, with a new administration …

 
April 19, 2017

Trump Halts Methane Information Collection Request

On March 2, 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) brought an effort to gather data regarding methane emissions from the oil and gas industry to a halt. …

March 24, 2017

Texas Takes a Different View Towards Compulsory Unitization Legislation

Since the creation of the first commercial oil well in the United States in 1859[1], state legislatures and courts have struggled to craft a comprehensive legal framework …

 
March 24, 2017

Did Congress and the President Really Axe SEC Disclosure Requirements for Oil Companies? How Should Companies React to Such News?

Congress and the President may have in practice axed SEC disclosure requirements impacting transnational oil and gas firms. However, in theory and statutorily the requirements still stand. …

 
March 24, 2017

Disclosure of Fracing Fluid Ingredients

One of the biggest issues related to hydraulic fracturing is the disclosure of the chemicals used in the fracing fluid. Fracing fluid is a chemical mixture used …