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2020 Archive – Energy News Alerts

October 13, 2020 Client Alert

BLM Usurped Clean Air Act Authority – Wyoming Federal District Court Vacates BLM’s 2016 Waste Prevention Rule – view

​FS Proposed Rule Streamlines Development of Federal Oil and Gas Resources – view

August 5, 2020 Client Alert

FWS Proposed Definition of “Habitat” to Ensure Unoccupied Critical Habitat

is Actually Habitat – view

August 4, 2020 Client Alert

Duhig: The Colorado Way – view

Lake Sakakawea / Missouri River Decision – view

July 16, 2020 Client Alert

D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Orders EPA to Consider Expanding Colorado’s Ozone Nonattainment Area – view

July 8, 2020 Client Alert

New Mexico’s Options for Operators Responding to Depressed Oil Prices – view

July 7, 2020 Client Alert

D.C. District Court Orders Shutdown of Dakota Access Pipeline – view

June 9, 2020 Client Alert

Presidential Executive Order Streamlines Federal Authorization For Infrastructure and Oil and Gas Projects – view

June  3, 2020 Client Alert

Need a Remote Notary? – view

What Operators Should Know About Judicial Foreclosure – view

Overriding Royalty Agreement Washout – view

May 11, 2020 Client Alert

May 11 Special COGCC Hearing – view

Introduction to Colorado, Wyoming and North Dakota Mineral Liens – view

Colorado’s Lien on Wells and Equipment – view

Wyoming Lien Statutes – view

Navigating Well and Pipeline Construction Liens in North Dakota – view

A Cautionary Note: NM Lease Loss due to Defective Notary – view

May 7, 2020 Client Alert

Introduction to New Mexico and Texas Mineral Liens – view

New Mexico’s Statutory Mineral Liens: What Oil and Gas Companies

Need to Know – view

Texas Mineral Liens: What Oil and Gas Companies Need to Know – view

April 29, 2020 Client Alert

Clean Water Act Update: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and EPA Publish New WOTUS Definition – view

Bureau of Land Management Issues Interim Guidance for Royalty Rate Reduction and Lease Suspension Applications – view

Utah Forced Pooling – Formal Rule Publication and Comment Period – view

April 16, 2020 Client Alert

Another Adverse Pipeline Decision – Nationwide Injunction Issue Against U.S. Army Corps Nationwide Permit 12 – view

Delaware Chancery Court Denies a Shareholder’s Request for the Company’s Books and Records Based Upon An Improper Purpose – view

Seeking COVID-19 Regulatory Relief – view

New Mexico’s Evolving Horizontal Well Rules Leave Many Open Questions – view

April 1, 2020 Client Alert

Colorado Court Rules State Pooling Order Negates Trespass – view

Adverse Decision Against the Dakota Access Pipeline – view

Surface Use Developments in New Mexico and Texas Law – view

Need a Notary? – view

March 2020 Client Alert

Stay-At-Home Orders and Expiring Permits; Extending the Life of Drilling Permits in a Crisis – view

How to Comply with Families First: Details on Companies’ New Duties under Recent Federal Legislation and Tax Credits – view

Oil & Gas Industry Seeks COVID-19 Regulatory Relief

  • COVID-19 Implications for EPA’s Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Program – view
  • EPA Letter 03/20/20​ – view
  • Request for Pause on Environmental Regulatory and Policy Work – view

COGCC Announces Approval of Noble Energy’s Comprehensive Drilling Plan – view

February 2020 Client Alert

Proposed MBTA Rule Seeks to Provide Regulatory Certainty for Industry – view