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Third Circuit Affirms That Brief Delay in Rental Payment Does Not Amount to Material Breach of Oil and Gas Lease

On November 18, 2013, in a non-precedential decision, Linder v. SWEPI, LP, 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 23196 (3d Cir. Nov. 18, 2013), the Third Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a district court’s decision that the lessee did not surrender non-unitized … Continue reading

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Marcellus Drilling: Court Clarifies Scope of “Minimal Activity” Needed for Lease Extension

Pennsylvania lessees only need to take minimal steps within the primary term to continue a lease if they continue to prosecute those activities to the completion of a well.

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In Case It Was Not Already Clear . . .

It is proving very difficult for plaintiffs to survive a motion to dismiss, let alone obtain judicial relief associated with the alleged results of climate change. Earlier this week, on May 20, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States … Continue reading

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THE EPA GREENHOUSE GAS (GHG) RULES MAY GO UP TO THE SUPREME COURT, BUT GHG EMISSIONS FROM UTILITIES ARE GOING DOWN

Late last year, in Coalition for Responsible Regulation v. EPA, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (by a 6 to 2 vote) rejected petitions seeking to rehear en banc a three judge panel’s unanimous per … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Declares Portions of New Oil and Gas Law Unconstitutional

Earlier this year, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law Act 13, which repealed Pennsylvania’s existing Oil and Gas Act and replaced it with a codified statutory framework regulating oil and gas operations in the Commonwealth.  Soon after Act 13’s enactment, … Continue reading

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