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NY High Court Says Municipalities May Ban Fracking

New York's top court recently ruled that municipalities may ban fracking as part of their "home rule" authority to regulate land use.

SCOTUS Upholds in Part EPA's Ability to Regulate GHG Emissions

The EPA is likely to continue promulgating rules aimed at curbing GHG facility emissions in the near future.

North Carolina Moves Closer to Issuing Fracking Permits

A new law builds upon a 2012 law that authorized fracking regulations to be developed in the Tar Heel State but prohibited fracking permits from being issued.

Articles »

Major Accident Response: Managing the First 96 Hours

By Mark L. Farley

What to do in the aftermath of a disaster.

Mexican Oil and Gas Reform: Getting It Right This Time

By John Cogan and Carlos Moran

Mexico opens up its state-run oil industry to private and foreign companies.

Serious Procedural Barriers to Fracking Litigation

By Carter F. Thurman and Onika K. Williams

Lone Pine orders, Daubert challenges, and Rule 11 sanctions may stand in the way.

Sound Advice »

audio Business Development: Mining Your Network

By Adam Severson

Adam Severson, chief marketing and business development officer at Baker Donelson, highlights the value of a DIRP analysis to help develop business contacts. (04:52 min)

audio What Do Lawyers Need to Know About Fracking?

By Erica Levine-Powers

Resource extraction for transitional fuels such as natural gas is controversial. Fracking expert Erica Levine-Powers discusses the process and its many ramifications. (8:54 min)

audio Control of Well Policies

By George Lugrin

Longtime litigator George Lugrin discusses control of well policies—also known as "blow out" insurance—and traces the history of this specialty line of insurance and how it applies today. (17:41 min)

Roundtables »

audio Unconventional Oil and Gas Litigation: A Look Backwards and Forward

A summary of historical litigation trends and discussing future litigation trends. Topics include trends related to royalty, lease, construction, and other types of disputes. (1:04:07)

audio The Future of Hydraulic Fracturing

A unique group of lawyers and non-lawyers provides a fact-based peek into the future, including presentations and an interactive discussion among the panelists. (1:01:42)


March 18, 2014: Free Roundtable

Topics may include litigation trends related to royalty, lease, construction, and other types of disputes. Learn more.

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