September 24, 2009

September 24, 2009

Published Thursday, September 24, 2009

Early-Bird Registration Deadline Tomorrow
The discounted registration fee for the 34th Kentucky Mineral Law Conference ends at midnight on Friday, September 25. You can save $50 on each registration if you register online, fax your registration form with credit card number to 859.226.0485, or mail to EMLF postmarked on September 25.

Approximately 200 people are already registered for the October 28-30 program. To accommodate expected attendance, the program begins at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon with the Oil & Gas Track. General sessions and ethics will be all day on Thursday, followed by a reception from 6:00-8:00 p.m. with music by The Corduroy Road. On Friday morning there are concurrent tracks on Coal Law and Climate Change Mitigation, with the program ending at noon.

Sponsors for the Thursday night reception include Babst Calland Clements and Zomnir, Crowell & Moring, Dinsmore & Shohl, Huddleston Bolen, International Coal Group, Jackson Kelly, The John T. Boyd Company, Kentucky Coal Association, Lewis Glasser Casey & Rollins, Rajkovich Williams Kilpatrick & True, Spilman Thomas & Battle, and Steptoe & Johnson. Additional sponsors are welcome at the $500, $750 and $1000 level.

EMLF Welcomes New Members
We're pleased to welcome several new members. XTO Energy Inc., headquartered in Fort Worth, TX, has joined the Foundation, with Warren J. Ludlow, Vice President and Associate General Counsel as the main contact. Triana Energy, LLC, Charleston, WV has joined the Foundation, with Jim Jarrell, Vice President and General Counsel as the primary contact. The law firm of Bailey & Glasser LLP, Charleston, WV has also joined the EMLF, with Christopher Morris as the primary contact. Individual memberships include William C. Able, Lexington, KY, Landman; Worth Carlin, Range Resources, McMurray, PA, Landman; and Andrea McCardle, Wheeling, WV, Attorney at Law. Complete listings for these new members can be found online at the EMLF online membership directory.

Topic Solicitation for 2010 Annual Institute
The EMLF Annual Institute will be May 9-11, 2010 at Amelia Island Plantation, Amelia Island, Florida.

We invite you to submit topic proposals on any aspect of energy and mineral law by October 30, providing a brief description and any proposed speakers. The program chair is Sharon O. Flanery, Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC, Charleston, WV; Coal Chair is Frank Harrington, Alpha Natural Resources, Abingdon, VA; and the Oil & Gas Chair is Natalie Jefferis, EQT Midstream, Pittsburgh, PA. We welcome all proposals for consideration, including but not limited to coal, natural gas, water law, climate change, renewable energy, electric power, real property, and ethics.

Program Schedule

  • October 28-30, Kentucky Mineral Law Conference, Marriott Griffin Gate, Lexington, KY
  • February 4-6, 2010, Winter Workshops on Energy Law, South Seas Resort, Captiva Island, FL
  • March 2010, Mine Safety and Health Law, Washington, DC
  • May 9-11, 2010, 31st EMLF Annual Institute, Amelia Island Plantation, Amelia Island, FL