December 12, 2008

December 12, 2008

Published Monday, December 8, 2008

Winter Workshops on Energy and Labor Law, February 5-7, 2009
With a new Administration set to occupy the White House and a global financial crisis requiring constant attention, what changes are ahead for the mineral and energy sector?  Can emerging technologies balance national energy security and environmental concerns?  As major industries falter, what changes in the country's labor laws can we expect? 

We invite you to register for the EMLF Winter Workshops, and join us for an opportunity to discuss these important issues. Program contains 14-16 hours of CLE  credits, including 1 hour of ethics.  Complete program schedule and downloadable brochure and online registration now available at www.emlf.org.

Call the Pink Shell Beach Resort & Spa in Fort Myers Beach, FL, at 800.237.5786  and ask for the special EMLF rate. Available only for reservations made by January 3.  The Pink Shell is a beachfront condo resort on the Gulf of Mexico, with screened balconies facing the Gulf.

EMLF News Update – December 2008
The latest issue of the EMLF Update, prepared by Troy Nichols and Justin Ross of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP, Lexington, Kentucky is now available on the EMLF website.


Carbon Capture and Storage Article on What's New? Page
Now available on the EMLF website is the chapter written by Professor Bill Jeffery,Texas Tech University School of Law, to be published by the Foundation in early 2009.  The chapter is in PDF format and can be downloaded from the website, providing an excellent framework for discussion of the legal and regulatory issues  associated with carbon capture and storage.

EMLF's 30th Annual Institute

Save the date and make plans to join EMLF members and colleagues at Hilton Head Island on May 16-19 at the Hilton Oceanfront Resort (call 1-800-Hiltons and ask for the EMLF rate).   A great educational program is being put together by Program Chair Steve Allen, Stites & Harbison; Coal Chair Kirsten Nathanson, Crowell & Moring; and Oil and Gas Chair  Sandy Fraley at EnerVest Operating.   Social events include a Past President's reception, golf outing, and Beachfront welcome reception and dinner with entertainment by The Corduroy Road of Athens, GA.  

EMLF Holiday Schedule
The EMLF office will close December 24-26 and again at noon on December 31 and reopen January 2. Best wishes for the Holiday Season from the EMLF Staff, Carolyn Barret May and Sharon Daniels.