2017 Archive - Energy News Alerts

January 2017
  • Obama Administration Makes its Mark in Species Conservation Through Last-Minute Policies - view

  • Colorado Court Upholds Victory for Operator - view

  • EPA Settles Suit Concerning Fracking Waste Regulations Before Trump Takes Office - view

 

Special Edition
  • The Final Fury:  A User’s Guide to Last-Minute Regulations and Policies - view

  • Migratory Bird Treaty Act Solicitor’s Opinion Ignores Federal Court Decisions in Order to Support Broad Enforcement for Incidental Take - view

  • Interior Rejects North Dakota’s Mineral Ownership Claims under the Missouri River - view

  • BLM Justifies Mitigation Requirements on Federal Land Through Solicitor’s Opinion - view

  • Fish and Wildlife Service Issues Policy Regarding Voluntary Prelisting Conservation Actions - view

 

Client Alert
  • Colorado Attorney General Threatens Legal Action against Boulder County’s Moratorium on Oil and Gas Development - view

 

February 2017
  • State of Colorado Sues Boulder County and the Boulder Board of County Commissioners over Boulder’s Perpetual Temporary Moratorium on Oil and Gas Development - view

  • COGCC Transitions from Random Selection to Targeted Criteria for 2017 Flowline Audits - view

 

Client Alert 
  • Court of Appeals Upends COGCC’s Balancing Test- view

  • EPA Withdraws Oil and Gas Industry Information Collection Request - view

 

March 2017
  • Just Because You Can, Doesn’t Mean You Should: Regulations Closer to Being Undone With Congressional Review Act - view

 

April 2017
  • Regulatory Relief is on the Way – Secretary Zinke Orders Review of Actions That Burden the Energy Industry - view

  • North Dakota Legislature Pursues Bill to End Row Over Missouri River Bed Mineral Ownership Outside FBIR and SRIR - view

 

May 2017
  • Client Alert: COGCC Issues a Notice to Operators regarding Flowlines or Pipelines following Firestone Investigation - view

  • Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs’ Guidance on Implementation of Trump’s Executive Order 13783 “Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth” Reveals Opportunity for Industry Input - view

  • Colorado Legislative Roundup - view

 

June 2017
  • To Flare or Not to Flare in North Dakota:  BLM’s Revised Environmental Assessment/ Decision Record Targets Flaring Mitigation at New Facilities - view

  • County Assessor’s Retroactive Property Tax Assessment against Kinder Morgan Upheld - view

  • Trump Administration Hits Pause on Obama’s Methane Reduction Charge - view

  • Colorado Supreme Court Confirms Death of the 2017 Severance Tax Ballot Initiative - view

 

July 2017
  • Update: Flowline Notice to Operators - view

  • Reducing the Backlog: Secretary Zinke Orders Department of the Interior to Identify Ways to Improve the Federal Onshore Oil and Gas Leasing Program - view

  • EPA Delays 2015 Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards Area Designations - view

 

Client Alert - September 19, 2017
  • Commission Orders No Payment Due to ORRIs During Cost Recovery Period - view

 

Client Alert - October 31, 2017
  • COGCC Approves Large Fines for Ongoing Environmental Harm - view

 

November 2017

  • Jury finds election to participate letter & AFE are a binding contract without a JOA - view

  • An Inadvertent Mistake in the Overvaluation of Oil and Gas Property by the Operator is Not the End of the Line - view

  • Mitigating the Impacts of the Obama Administration Mitigation Policy: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Seeks Comments on 2016 Policy - view