Modrall Sperling Law Firm

Modrall Sperling fields an industry-leading practice in the inter-related disciplines affecting development, transactions, regulation, and litigation involving energy, resources, and the environment. Our practice in these areas, while grounded in the diverse geography of New Mexico, is regional and national in scope. We understand energy and resource development in the complex landholding patterns of New Mexico and the Southwest and are skillful in guiding developers through the layers of regulation in a manner that proactively addresses potential hurdles and defuses governmental and community opposition. We are fluent in the law governing water, energy and mineral resources, and renewable sectors.

Alerts

Update on New Mexico’s Methane Rules

Posted on June 17, 2021 By Christopher H. Killion

Recent Biden Administration Orders Affecting the Energy Industry

Posted on February 2, 2021 By Earl E. DeBrine, Jr. and Stan N. Harris

New Mexico’s Public Lands Commissioner Announces Intention to End Easements to State Lands for Pumping Fresh Groundwater

Posted on December 16, 2020 By Stuart R. Butzier

New Mexico’s Conditional Certification of EPA’s Proposed Reissuance of the Multi Sector General Permit for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Industrial Activity Raises Significant Concerns

Posted on December 7, 2020 By Stuart R. Butzier

New Mexico Oil Conservation Commission Adopts Rule Changes Concerning Produced Water

Posted on December 7, 2020 By

New Mexico Environment Department’s Surface Water Quality Bureau Begins Triennial Review Process

Posted on December 7, 2020 By

New Mexico’s Proposed Methane Rules

Posted on December 7, 2020 By Christopher H. Killion

New Mexico’s 2020 Statewide Water Quality Management Plan and Continuing Planning Process Approved by EPA

Posted on December 7, 2020 By Deana M. Bennett

Articles

Are Your Overrides Really Pooled? REALLY?

Permian Basin Landmen's Association Takeoff,
December, 2020
By Christopher H. Killion

Solenex, LLC v. Bernhardt, Secretary, U.S. Department of the Interior: Cancellation of 1982 Oil and Gas Lease Upheld – Significant Cultural and Religious Lands of the Badger-Two Medicine Area in Montana

By Walter E. Stern

Court Resuscitates NWP 12 But Only for Non-Pipeline Projects

May 18, 2020
By Joan E. Drake

Revisiting and Updating the Dakota Access Pipeline Controversy

By Walter E. Stern

U.S. Supreme Court Establishes Middle Ground on Clean Water Act Regulation of Point Source Pollutant Discharge and Travel Via Groundwater

April 27, 2020
By Joan E. Drake

The Corps’ NWP 12 for Pipelines and Transmission Lines is Vacated and Enjoined

April 20, 2020
By Joan E. Drake

Water Quality Control Commission Unanimously Approves Mine’s Proposed Regulatory Amendments to Surface Water Standards

Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Newsletter,
Vol. XXXVI, No. 4, November 22, 2019
By

Minerals for New Technologies and Low Carbon Economies

By Stuart R. Butzier

Court Affirms Contested Mine Permit Revision Changing Underground Uranium Mine from Standby to Active Status

Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Newsletter,
Vol. XXXVI, No. 3, September 6, 2019
By Stuart R. Butzier

Water Quality Control Commission Unanimously Upholds Proposed Mine’s Groundwater Discharge Permit Issued Under the Copper Rule

Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Newsletter,
Vol. XXXVI, No. 3, September 6, 2019
By Stuart R. Butzier

New Mexico Produced Water Act

Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Newsletter,
Vol. XXXVI, No. 3, September 6, 2019
By Sarah M. Stevenson

Annual Environmental Law Update

March 18, 2019
By Deana M. Bennett

What’s in a Net Royalty Acre?

Permian Basin Landmen's Association Takeoff,
Volume 138, Issue 128, September, 2018
By Christopher H. Killion