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Nebraska Legislator Proposes Repeal of Eminent Domain Law

The Keystone XL pipeline would not be affected.

Texas Legislature Considering Blocking Cities from Banning Fracking

Several bills would make it difficult, if not impossible, for municipalities to pass outright bans on hydraulic fracturing.

PA Environmental Regulators Propose New Drilling Rules

The proposal would toughen drilling regulations for shale-gas producers.

Articles »

A Look at Underground Trespass under Texas Law

By Donald D. Jackson

Courts are still wrestling with the issue of subsurface trespass.

What Energy Lawyers Need to Know about the Endangered Species Act

By Michael A. Oropallo

The ESA is a potent tool for environmentalists seeking to derail energy projects.

Litigation Update on Select Oil and Gas Contract Disputes

By Mark D. Christiansen

A rundown of several cases impacting the industry.

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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