October 2, 2017

The State Journal, Linda Harris, September 29, 2017- Industry leaders were told this week West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio couldn’t be more different when it comes to the regulatory environment governing oil and gas operations. Babst Calland’s Blaine Lucas told attendees at Shale Insight 2017 in Pittsburgh this week that …

September 20, 2017

JD Supra, K&L Gates LLP, September 19, 2017- On August 30, 2017, in EQT Production Company v. Wender, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a federal district court’s invalidation of a West Virginia county’s ordinance banning oil and natural gas wastewater storage at horizontal drilling sites …

September 12, 2017

The Athens Messenger, Dick McGinn, September 11, 2017- As reported in The Messenger (“Groups weigh in on Athens County charter dispute” 9/7/17), several state-level organizations have submitted amicus curiae (“friends of the court”) briefs to the Ohio Supreme Court supporting the Athens County Board of Elections’ decision to refuse to …

September 7, 2017

JD Supra, Anthony Cavender, September 6, 2017- In the case of EQT Production Company v. Wender, et al., on August 30, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed, in a 2-1 ruling, the lower court’s decision that a West Virginia county’s ordinance effectively barring the operation of a …