May 8, 2016

Ladra v. New Dominion: Opening the Door to Tort Liability for Earthquake Damage Caused by Energy Companies

As someone who attended college at the University of Oklahoma, I can attest to the exponential rise in earthquakes in the state first-hand. In fact, I am …

May 8, 2016

BP Oil Spill: Despite Unprecedented Research and Analysis, Severity of Environmental Impact Still Uncertain 6 Years Later

As we approach the sixth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, which for 87 days in 2010 leaked millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf …

May 8, 2016

Hydraulic Fracturing Disclosure: A Brief Comparison of State Disclosure Requirements

Introduction Advancements in hydraulic fracturing have fueled the domestic oil and gas industry in recent years. According to the Energy Information Administration, fracking now accounts for …

May 8, 2016

Oncor’s Uncertain Future: A Critical Analysis of the Hunt Family’s Proposed Acquisition of Oncor Energy

On March 24th, the Texas Public Utility Commission approved a controversial proposal by the Ray L. Hunt family to purchase and restructure Oncor Energy, the state’s largest …

March 8, 2016

ISIS Oil Revenue: A Silver Lining to Falling Crude Prices

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is the most well-funded terrorist organization in history,[1] and it currently controls a swath of territory larger than the …

March 4, 2016

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission v. Electric Power Supply Association: The Case and What it Means for You

On January 25, 2016, the United States Supreme Court issued an opinion allowing the federal government to provide incentives for large energy consumers to reduce their power …

March 4, 2016

Wind Energy Tax Credits: New Five-Year Extension Ensures Federal Benefits

A recent extension of federal tax credits for renewable energy, signed by President Barack Obama on December 18th, 2015,[1] has ensured that wind-energy projects will continue to …

February 24, 2016

Germany’s Energiewende: A European Perspective

In 1980, a German ecological think tank coined the term “Energiewende” and defined the concept as “growth and prosperity without oil and uranium.”[1] Since then, the idea …

February 24, 2016

Trouble in Moscow: Low Oil Prices’ Devastating Effect on the Russian Economy

The effect of record lows in oil prices is undoubtedly far-reaching and causing problems all over the globe. Yet, while oil hovering around $30 per barrel hurts …

January 7, 2016

Michigan v. EPA: How Has it Been Interpreted?

On June 29, 2015, the Supreme Court decided Michigan v. EPA. Initially overshadowed by its term companions King v. Burwell, and Obergefell v. Hodges, Michigan has quickly …