Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation

President Trump’s Nominees for Interior and Energy Easily Approved By Energy and Natural Resources Committee

Secretary of the Interior nominee Ryan Zinke and Secretary of Energy nominee Rick Perry were approved by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, paving the way for their confirmation by the full Senate. The committee approved Zinke by a 16-6 vote, and Perry by a 16-7 vote. Angering the Democrats on the Committee, […]

Mining Industry Prepares for Incoming Trump Administration

The mining industry is optimistic that the Trump administration will reduce regulatory burdens on mining and support efforts to open new mines. Several lawmakers have already introduced mining-related bills, and the American Exploration & Mining Association is working on a “wish list” of mining related asks for the incoming administration.  For example, the mining industry […]

Obama Administration Declares Atlantic and Arctic Off-Limits to Oil and Gas Drilling

Obama Administration Declares Atlantic and Arctic Off-Limits to Oil and Gas Drilling On Friday, November 18, 2016, the Obama administration announced that the Department of the Interior’s 2017-2022 offshore oil and gas leasing plan (“Leasing Plan”) will restrict drilling activities to the Gulf of Mexico, and one already-developed area in the Arctic’s Cook Inlet. Secretary […]

DOT Issues Regulatory Bulletin For Abandoned Oil & Gas Pipelines

DOT Issues Regulatory Bulletin For Abandoned Oil, Gas Pipelines On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Transportation, through the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, issued a bulletin mandated under the recently enacted Protecting Our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety Act of 2016 clarifying the regulatory requirements for abandoned pipelines that at one time carried […]

Environmental Groups Sue EPA To Force Stricter Rules For Oil and Gas “Hazardous Waste”

Environmental Groups Sue EPA To Force Stricter Rules For “Hazardous Waste” …but EPA has already found that oil and gas waste doesn’t meet the standards of hazardous waste… A myriad of environmental groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for failing to update its rules for oil and gas drilling waste disposal, stating that the […]

Mitchell Chadwick Article Published By The Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Quarterly Report: California’s New Groundwater Legislation

The Following Article From Mitchell Chadwick Appears In The Upcoming Issue Of The Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation’s Quarterly Report: California’s New Groundwater Legislation Until very recently, California was the only Western state without statewide regulation and management of groundwater resources. Although numerous local agencies were authorized to assume a groundwater management role within their […]

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