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HTMLIs Your Regulatory House in Order?
Daniel Garcia; Leech Tishman;
Legal Alert/Article
April 7, 2015, previously published on March 22, 2015
Spring is just around the corner. Spring represents a time for re-evaluation, reflection, and improvement. For many pipeline operators, this is a great time to reevaluate and improve on pipeline safety and regulatory programs to ensure compliance with state and federal pipeline safety requirements....

 

HTMLPennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Releases Draft Revisions of the Environmental Protection Performance Standards at Oil and Gas Well Sites
Amanda L. Fitzhugh Porter, Esq.; Leech Tishman;
Legal Alert/Article
April 7, 2015, previously published on March 13, 2015
On Monday, March 9, 2015, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (“DEP”) released draft revisions of the Environmental Protection Performance Standards at Oil and Gas Well Sites (“Chapter 78”). These changes increase the requirements put on operators in...

 

HTMLOSHA’s New Reporting Rules: When a Report Will Result in an Inspection
Daniel R. Flynn; Leech Tishman;
Legal Alert/Article
March 24, 2015
The phones have been ringing off the hook at many OSHA Area Offices since January 1, 2015. As expected, OSHA’s new reporting rules have caused a significant increase in the number of injuries that employers must now report to OSHA. As many employers have already seen, OSHA has responded to...

 

HTMLGovernor Tom Wolf Releases First Budget (2015-2016)
Linda T. Ambroso, Steven D. Irwin; Leech Tishman;
Legal Alert/Article
March 24, 2015
Today, March 3, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf presented the General Assembly with his first budget. Wolf’s plan plugs a $2B hole in the state’s finances while boosting support to education and reducing taxes on businesses and property owners. Tax increases on natural gas extraction...

 

HTMLCitizens for Pennsylvania’s Future v. Ultra Resources
Daniel Garcia; Leech Tishman;
Legal Alert/Article
March 24, 2015
On February 23, 2015, the natural gas industry scored a win in the ongoing debate over single source determinations under the Clean Air Act (“CAA”). The Middle District of Pennsylvania resolved a dispute over whether eight compressor stations in Tioga and Potter Counties operate as one...

 

HTMLJohnson Bill - U.S. House of Representatives House Resolution 351
Amanda L. Fitzhugh Porter; Leech Tishman;
Legal Alert/Article
March 24, 2015
A bill aimed at speeding up the permit approval process for exporting liquefied natural gas was approved in the U.S. House by a vote of 277-133 on January 28. 2015. House Resolution 351 was introduced by Rep. Bill Johnson of Ohio and supported mostly by party lines, with some Democratic support,...

 

HTMLPennsylvania Supreme Court Rules Unanimously on Harrison v. Cabot
Daniel Garcia; Leech Tishman;
Legal Alert/Article
March 24, 2015
On Tuesday, February 17, 2015, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court unanimously held that in certain cases a primary oil and gas lease term will be permitted to expire even with litigation pending. This decision in Harrison v. Cabot was a departure by Pennsylvania from all other oil and gas producing...

 

HTMLNatural Gas Act Pipeline Maps
Amanda L. Fitzhugh Porter; Leech Tishman;
Legal Alert/Article
March 24, 2015
On November 20, 2014, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (¿FERC¿) issued their Final Rule (¿Rule¿) pertaining to natural gas pipeline system maps under the Natural Gas Act, simplifying the process of updating pipeline maps.

 

HTMLDepartment of Homeland Security to Grant Employment Authorization Documents to Select H-4 Visa Status Spouses of H1-B Nonimmigrants
Rohit K. Dharwadkar; Leech Tishman;
Legal Alert/Article
March 24, 2015
On Tuesday, February 24, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) announced that it will be granting Employment Authorization Documents (“EAD”) to certain H-4 visa status spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants beginning May 26, 2015. H-4 visas, a status granted to legal dependents...

 

HTMLOhio Supreme Court Issues Opinion Regarding Municipalities Discriminating Against Oil and Gas Activities and Operations
Amanda L. Fitzhugh Porter; Leech Tishman;
Legal Alert/Article
March 24, 2015
On February 17, 2015, the Ohio Supreme Court issued an opinion in State ex rel. Morrison v. Beck Energy Corp., Slip Opinion No. 2015-Ohio-485, concluding that municipalities “may not discriminate against, unfairly impede or obstruct” oil and gas activities and operations. R.C. Chapter...

 


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