Major Announcement in Oil & Gas:  Colorado Supreme Court Decision on Hydraulic Fracturing Bans

Major Announcement in Oil & Gas: Colorado Supreme Court Decision on Hydraulic Fracturing Bans

On Monday, May 2, the Colorado Supreme Court announced decisions holding invalid and unenforceable two separate ordinances enacted by the Cities of Fort Collins and Longmont, respectively, which prohibited the use of hydraulic fracturing for gas extraction.  These decisions establish precedent regarding what has been an on-going battle in the regulation of the Colorado oil and gas industry...

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President Obama Tightens Regulations for Ozone Pollution

On October 1st, 2015 the Obama administration tightened its regulations for smog-causing ozone pollution despite furious opposition by industry groups, though the move will bitterly disappoint many environmental groups that sought even stricter limits. The new standard for ozone (03) and related photochemical oxidants and national ambient air quality standards is 70 parts per billion, down...

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US Supreme Court Decision on EPA MATS Rule

The US Supreme Court’s June 29th 2015 decision to send the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (“MATS”) rule back to the DC Circuit Court, while a narrow victory for opponents, is by no means the end of the debate. The Supreme Court ruled that EPA did not adequately consider the costs of the rule – which would cap emissions of mercury, toxic metals, and...

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