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The Trouble With Farmouts: The Problem Of The Innocent, Nonperforming Farmee, Benjamin Idzik 2022 The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law

The Trouble With Farmouts: The Problem Of The Innocent, Nonperforming Farmee, Benjamin Idzik

Catholic University Law Review

The oil market is a volatile universe. The price of the commodity has a profound impact both on the national and global economies and on the lives of everyday consumers. Consider the high prices of 2022 compared with the record lows seen in 2020, the price of oil affects almost everything. The United States is one of the top oil producing nations in the world. The size and importance of the industry has led to a somewhat unique area of the legal practice known as oil and gas law. Among its many tenants is an instrument known as a farmout ...


W. Org. Res. Councils, Et Al. V. U.S. Bureau Of Land Mgmt., Sawyer J. Connelly 2022 Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana

W. Org. Res. Councils, Et Al. V. U.S. Bureau Of Land Mgmt., Sawyer J. Connelly

Public Land & Resources Law Review

The United States District Court for the District of Montana granted Plaintiffs summary judgment against BLM and the State of Wyoming. The court ruled that BLM violated NEPA and the APA because it failed to consider alternative leasing programs and the broad downstream impacts of coal, oil, and gas leasing in two Powder River Basin resource management plans. This decision followed WORC I & II, in which the court remanded the same plans to BLM to correct deficiencies. Following BLM’s revisions, Plaintiffs again sued in this case, arguing the revisions were still deficient under NEPA.


Characterizing Legal Implications For The Use Of Transboundary Aquifers, Gabriel Eckstein 2022 Texas A&M University School of Law

Characterizing Legal Implications For The Use Of Transboundary Aquifers, Gabriel Eckstein

Faculty Scholarship

Groundwater resources that traverse political boundaries are becoming increasingly important sources of freshwater in international and intranational arenas worldwide. This is a direct extension of the growing need for new sources of freshwater, as well as the impact that excessive extraction, pollution, climate change, and other anthropogenic activities have had on surface waters. It is also a function of the growing realization that groundwater respects no political boundaries, and that aquifers traverse jurisdictional lines at all levels of political geography.

Due to this growing awareness, questions pertaining to responsibility and liability are now being raised in relation to the use ...


Wishing To Be Part Of That Court: How The Supreme Court's Decision In Bp P.L.C. V. Mayor Of Baltimore Lets Energy Companies Wander Free And Drown The Shore Up Above, Natalie Poirier 2022 Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

Wishing To Be Part Of That Court: How The Supreme Court's Decision In Bp P.L.C. V. Mayor Of Baltimore Lets Energy Companies Wander Free And Drown The Shore Up Above, Natalie Poirier

Villanova Environmental Law Journal

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Everything Is Not What It Seems, And What It Is, Is Broken: Re-Defining Production In The Oil And Gas Lease Habendum Clause, Fisher Lynn Fulton 2022 University of Oklahoma College of Law

Everything Is Not What It Seems, And What It Is, Is Broken: Re-Defining Production In The Oil And Gas Lease Habendum Clause, Fisher Lynn Fulton

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


Millionaires And The Ability To Receive Overtime Compensation, Matt Peace 2022 University of Oklahoma College of Law

Millionaires And The Ability To Receive Overtime Compensation, Matt Peace

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


Tort Theory, Litigation & Avenues For Relief: Hydraulic Fracturing In Oklahoma, Madeleine Lange 2022 University of Oklahoma College of Law

Tort Theory, Litigation & Avenues For Relief: Hydraulic Fracturing In Oklahoma, Madeleine Lange

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

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Sovereign Immunity, Entrenched Power, And Isolationism: How To Hold Ercot Accountable To Texas Residents In The Aftermath Of The February 2021 Winter Storm, Meghan A. Brobst 2022 University of Oklahoma College of Law

Sovereign Immunity, Entrenched Power, And Isolationism: How To Hold Ercot Accountable To Texas Residents In The Aftermath Of The February 2021 Winter Storm, Meghan A. Brobst

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


Climate Torts Belong In A Number Of Hands: Loosening The Federal Grip Of Preemption, Administrative Control, And Dilatory Procedure, Hank Herren 2022 University of Oklahoma College of Law

Climate Torts Belong In A Number Of Hands: Loosening The Federal Grip Of Preemption, Administrative Control, And Dilatory Procedure, Hank Herren

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


Companies Can Condemn Whose Property? A Discussion Of Penneast Pipeline Co., Llc V. New Jersey, Emma Farha 2022 University of Oklahoma College of Law

Companies Can Condemn Whose Property? A Discussion Of Penneast Pipeline Co., Llc V. New Jersey, Emma Farha

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


To Kill A Mockingbird: A Look Into The Migratory Bird Treaty Act And Its Application To Unintentional Takings, Ben Davis 2022 University of Oklahoma College of Law

To Kill A Mockingbird: A Look Into The Migratory Bird Treaty Act And Its Application To Unintentional Takings, Ben Davis

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


Burdened, But Not Burdened Enough: A Long-Term Solution To The Difficulties Posed By Religious Objections To Resource Development, Nathan Downey 2022 University of Oklahoma College of Law

Burdened, But Not Burdened Enough: A Long-Term Solution To The Difficulties Posed By Religious Objections To Resource Development, Nathan Downey

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


Recent Developments In Oil And Gas Habendum Clause And Savings Clause Interpretation, Emily Richard 2022 University of Oklahoma College of Law

Recent Developments In Oil And Gas Habendum Clause And Savings Clause Interpretation, Emily Richard

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


Pigford V. Glickman And The Remnants Of Racism, Alyssa Sloan 2022 University of Oklahoma College of Law

Pigford V. Glickman And The Remnants Of Racism, Alyssa Sloan

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


Refining Terms For Small Refineries: The Extension Of Hardship Through Statutory Interpretation, Kylen Chase Huffman 2022 University of Oklahoma College of Law

Refining Terms For Small Refineries: The Extension Of Hardship Through Statutory Interpretation, Kylen Chase Huffman

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


Editor's Introduction & Front Pages, Hank Herren 2022 University of Oklahoma College of Law

Editor's Introduction & Front Pages, Hank Herren

Oil and Gas, Natural Resources, and Energy Journal

No abstract provided.


Municipalities Could Provide Valuable Second-Life Uses Of Electric Vehicle Li-Ion Batteries While Legislators And Manufacturers Refine Safe Recycling And Disposal Practices, Heather D. Stewart 2022 Barry University School of Law

Municipalities Could Provide Valuable Second-Life Uses Of Electric Vehicle Li-Ion Batteries While Legislators And Manufacturers Refine Safe Recycling And Disposal Practices, Heather D. Stewart

Environmental and Earth Law Journal (EELJ)

As consumers are embracing emerging electric vehicles (EVs) as an important step to take in combating climate change, the reality is that the EV solution has some serious short-term issues to address, especially when evaluating the lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) that power most EVs. This comment first discusses the potential problems associated with the lack of recycling and disposal technology as well as regulations that are available for EV LIBs. Even though consumers and regulators alike are supportive that fossil fuel-burning internal combustion engines need to be replaced with cleaner transportation options such as EVs, policies, and proclamations are still subject ...


Addressing The Disproportionate Adverse Health Effects Among Bipoc Communities As A Result Of Environmental Racism, Lindsay M. Farbent 2022 Roger Williams University School of Law

Addressing The Disproportionate Adverse Health Effects Among Bipoc Communities As A Result Of Environmental Racism, Lindsay M. Farbent

Environmental and Earth Law Journal (EELJ)

This article examines factors that contribute to the negative health impacts on Black Americans, other minorities, and low-income communities that are living in areas with high levels of air pollution, toxic waste, and environmental hazards. First, this article assesses the role of historical residential redlining on the segregation of BIPOC neighborhoods. Furthermore, the article addresses gaps in both federal and state environmental laws that allow facilities to keep obtaining permits and polluting in BIPOC and primarily low-income neighborhoods. Moreover, the article explains the higher rates of trauma, stress, and stress-related illnesses among BIPOC communities exposed to high levels of environmental ...


Is Bitcoin The New Gold? The Two May Be More Similar Than You Think, Including Their Value, Uses, And Deleterious Effects On The Environment, Justin Allen 2022 Barry University School of Law

Is Bitcoin The New Gold? The Two May Be More Similar Than You Think, Including Their Value, Uses, And Deleterious Effects On The Environment, Justin Allen

Environmental and Earth Law Journal (EELJ)

In the 1850s, the Gold Rush started in the United States, and in 2010, an analogous phenomenon, the Cryptoboom, began. Similar to the Gold Rush, Bitcoin’s initial boom was marred by the deleterious effects that mining for valuable coins had on the environment, but there are steps that can be taken to mitigate the negative effect cryptocurrencies have on the environment. Cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin and the blockchain technology that powers cryptocurrencies, have been widely embraced by many people, corporations, and even entire governments for a multitude of reasons. Some have embraced the fruits of blockchain to use as a ...


Miami Is Setting The Expectation On How Coastal Communities In Florida Should Respond To Protect Homeowners From The Sinking State, Dayana B. Blanco 2022 Barry University School of Law

Miami Is Setting The Expectation On How Coastal Communities In Florida Should Respond To Protect Homeowners From The Sinking State, Dayana B. Blanco

Environmental and Earth Law Journal (EELJ)

This note begins by explaining what environmental factors are causing the sea level rise to increase at just a rapid pace and how coastal communities are ultimately affected. Because Florida is a slice of paradise within the states, it causes the population to increase vastly. Thus, millions of homeowners could face tragic consequences, such as total inundation of residential homes, flooding within the community, and a drastic decrease in home value. In response to this natural disaster, in 2021, Governor Ron DeSantis passed Senate Bill 1954 into law, which requires the Department of Environmental Protection to complete a statewide flood ...


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