EMLF News

EMLF News

Published Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Call for Topics for the Kentucky Mineral Law Conference - Deadline July 29.

The annual Kentucky Mineral Law Conference will be October 19-20, 2016, at the Hilton Lexington/Downtown.  The program chair this year is Karen J. Greenwell, Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs.

At a time when energy industry issues dominate the news, we invite you to submit topic proposals and speaker suggestions on a wide variety of topics, including but not limited to the following: oil and gas upstream and midstream, coal, renewable energy, electric power generation and distribution, distributed energy systems, emissions trading programs, environmental law and regulation, bankruptcy, energy efficiency, energy policy, contracts, leases and other transactions; ethics, land, title and real property; human resources, labor and employment, occupational safety and mine safety and health; litigation, rail transportation, natural gas transmission, pipelines, LNG, power purchase contracts -- whatever issues you would like to see addressed.

Deadline for topic submissions is July 29.  Please send a brief description of a few sentences describing your proposal, and any speaker suggestions (including yourself) to Sharon Daniels at sharon@emlf.org

The planning meeting will be August 2 in Lexington.  The meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. and lunch will be provided.  If you would like to attend, please reply to Sharon Daniels and you will receive details on the location.

 

Mine Safety & Health Law Special Institute

The Energy & Mineral Law Foundation and Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation are co- sponsoring a Special Institute on Mine Safety and Health Law on September 24 at the Encore/Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, prior to the opening of the National Mining Association’s MINExpo International 2016, September 26-28, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Chaired by Dan Wolff at Crowell & Moring, topics include criminal enforcement of mine safety violations, with speakers from the U.S. Department of Justice and the Department of Labor’s Office of the Solicitor; Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) investigations and documents requests; the Mine Act’s whistleblower provisions; MSHA’s regulatory agenda; Judicial Deference; effects of bankruptcy on Mine Act enforcement; and building a culture of workplace safety.  There will also be a case update on recent cases before the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission (FMSHRC), and a Q&A session with Commissioner William I. Althen and Robert J. Lesnick, Chief Judge, FMSHRC.

Dave Freudenthal, former Governor of Wyoming, will be the luncheon speaker, addressing topics of interest to the western mining industry, including recent federal actions related to the sage grouse, “net gain” mitigation policy, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act.

For complete brochure and online registration, click here.