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BakerHostetler Attorneys Presenting On Shale And Safety Issues At OSBA Seminar

This week several BakerHostetler attorneys will be participating in the Ohio State Bar Association’s (OSBA) 28th Annual Ohio Environment, Energy, and Resources Law Seminar.  The seminar is presented by the OSBA Environmental Law Committee and the Natural Resources Law Committee.  It runs Thursday, April 25 through Saturday, April 27, at the Cherry Valley Lodge in … Continue Reading

Ohio’s PUCO Proposes Amendments to Pipeline Safety Rules

On October 31, 2012, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio published for public comment proposed amendments to its pipeline safety regulations.  PUCO’s proposal was prompted by provisions in SB 315, the Ohio legislature’s recently-enacted update to the state’s oil and gas laws.  Among other things, the proposed rules would add new requirements for the design, … Continue Reading

Shale Boom Is Fueling The Chemical And Energy Production Industries

The rapid expansion in shale gas development portends large future benefits not only for the oil and gas industry, but also for other industries that stand to benefit from affordable and abundant domestic natural gas.  Developments in several such industries have been in the news in the past week.  On October 10, the Pennsylvania DEP … Continue Reading

FERC Approves Remainder of Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Pipeline

This blog previously reported on a challenge by environmental groups to the construction of parts of a 39-mile natural gas pipeline in northeast Pennsylvania that will transport natural gas extracted from the Marcellus Shale to a larger interstate pipeline.   On April 3, 2012, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) issued a letter order approving the … Continue Reading

Second Circuit Rejects Stay of FERC’s Approval of Marcellus Shale Pipeline in Northeast Pennsylvania

On February 28, 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit rejected a request by three environmental groups to stay orders from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) approving the construction of a 39-mile natural gas pipeline in northeast Pennsylvania that will transport natural gas extracted from the Marcellus Shale to a larger … Continue Reading
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