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BLM Publishes New Rule for Hydraulic Fracturing; Oil and Gas Groups Bring Challenge

On March 26, 2015, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published in the Federal Register its much anticipated new regulatory rule governing hydraulic fracturing (HF) operations conducted on federal and Indian lands. 80 Fed. Reg. 16128-16222 (March 26, 2015).  The rule culminates…

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Energy & Resources Notes – Spring 2015

View as PDF No Mora Moratorium on Drilling United States District Court Judge James Browning issued a lengthy opinion on January 19, 2015 invalidating Mora County’s “Community Rights and Local Self-Government Ordinance,” which was enacted by the County in 2013 that prohibited…

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BHP Billiton Sells Navajo Mine Coal Company to Navajo Nation

Working shoulder to shoulder with its client BHP Billiton New Mexico Coal, Inc. (BBNMC) and other co-counsel, Modrall Sperling completed a series of interrelated transactions between BBNMC and subsidiaries, Arizona Public Service Company, the Navajo Nation and Navajo Transitional Energy Company, LLC…

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Modrall Sperling Announces New Department Heads

Donald A. DeCandia and Maria O’Brien have been named as Modrall Sperling’s new Heads of the Litigation Department and the Natural Resources and Environment Department, respectively. Ruth M. Schifani remains as Transactions Department…

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