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Employment Law Alert – January 2017

View as PDF Articles: Guidance for New Mexico Employers: Criminal Background Checks for Job Applicants Many employers in New Mexico want to know if a job applicant has a criminal background. While this can certainly be important information for an employer to…


Deana Bennett Selected Chair of NREEL Section of State Bar of New Mexico

Deana M. Bennett, a Modrall Sperling shareholder, has been confirmed as the Chair of the Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law (NREEL) Section of the State Bar of…


EPA Publishes Final Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule

On November 28, 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) published the final RCRA Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule (“HWGI Rule”). See 81 FR 85732, November 28, 2016. The HWGI Rule is one of the most significant and comprehensive hazardous waste rulemakings that…

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Considerations with Renewable Energy Development and Severed Mineral Estates

Renewable energy developments include hundreds of millions of dollars of capital investment and rely on micro-siting of generation equipment to ensure optimal performance. Therefore, these developments are particularly sensitive to any possibility of surface use for mineral exploration and development that could…

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The BLM’s New Venting and Flaring Rule: Potential Future Developments

As noted in our Spring 2016 issue, the Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”) published a proposed rule concerning Waste Prevention, Production Subject to Royalties, and Resource Conservation in the Federal Register on February 8, 2016, commonly referred to as the BLM’s “Venting…

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EPA’s Final Assessment Regarding the Impact of Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water Resources

In December 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) released its final assessment analyzing the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) on drinking water resources.[1. See United States Environmental Protection Agency, Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas: Impacts from the Hydraulic Fracturing Water…

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Modrall Sperling is Pleased to Announce New Shareholders

Daniel M. Alsup is a member of the firm’s Public Finance group.  He advises clients regarding a variety of public finance transactions and matters.  Daniel received his undergraduate and law degrees magna cum laude from the University of New Mexico.  He has…


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