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 …

August 25, 2017

Denver Post, Bruce Finley, August 24, 2017- Colorado residents fed up with what they see as the state’s failure to protect people and the environment are fighting fossil-fuel development inside their towns by making new rules requiring odor control, bigger setbacks and company disclosure of underground oil and gas flowlines. …

August 23, 2017

Denver Post, John Aguilar, August 22, 2017- City leaders on Tuesday approved a set of oil and gas regulations that exceed what the state requires of energy-extraction firms, setting the stage for potential legal challenges as tensions between Front Range communities and drilling companies mount. Thornton’s new rules, which the city has …