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Governor Christie Vetoes New Jersey Fracking Ban

Last week, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie vetoed legislation that would have banned the treatment, discharge, and disposal of fracking wastewater in the state, arguing that the bill violated the United States Constitution.  This is the second time the governor has vetoed a prohibition on fracking waste since entering office. The bill, known as S1041, … Continue Reading

New Exploration Technologies Give Rise to Unclaimed Property Compliance Issues

The recent expansion of oil and natural gas exploration and production activities in previously unprofitable areas has brought increased attention to issues surrounding compliance with state unclaimed property laws.  Producers should be mindful of the powerful incentives that exist for states and third-party auditors to aggressively pursue those who are out of compliance with the … Continue Reading

Anti-Fracking Push Begins in New Jersey with Symbolic Ban by Highland Park Borough

On September 18, 2013, the Highland Park Borough Council passed the first local ban on fracking in New Jersey.  Highland Park, like most of New Jersey, has seen no fracking activity to date.  And the 14,000-person borough has never been considered a likely candidate for future fracking.  The absence of any realistic potential for fracking … Continue Reading