Blog Updates

We reported previously on the Natural Resource Damage Restoration Banking Program proposed in Louisiana (see these posts from February 15 and May 2). A public hearing relating to the recent proposed regulations will be held on Monday, June 26, 2017, at the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) at 1:00 p.m. CDT at 150 Terrace Ave, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802. The full notice can be found here on pages 1088 – 1090 (pages 230 – 232 of the PDF).

This post is a follow-up to our February 15 post relating to proposed regulations for a natural resource damages banking program for the Louisiana coastal area. On April 20th, the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) and the Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office (LOSCO) issued a corresponding oil spill compensation schedule for that program. (more…)

On Thursday, March 30, 2017, the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced the availability of the Gulf of Mexico OCS Lease Sale: Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement 2018 (Draft EIS). The Draft EIS addresses a region-wide lease sale in the Gulf of Mexico and contains analyses of the potential environmental impact of such a sale. (more…)

Eighth Energy Law Symposium: The Future of Energy
March 23 – 24, 2017
Texas A&M School of Law – Fort Worth, Texas

The energy industry in the United States and globally is facing multiple transitions and fluctuation. The downturn in the oil market has caused numerous bankruptcies; OPEC recently agreed to reduce production; the US is now a net exporter of gas and refined petroleum products; energy from renewable sources in the US now surpasses 16 percent of total generation; and the Trump presidency promises to create new opportunities and challenges for the industry. (more…)