Save the Date: Mine Safety and Health Law Special Institute

Save the Date: Mine Safety and Health Law Special Institute

Save the date of March 21-22 for the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation’s Mine Safety & Health Law Special Institute.

The 2018 conference will be held in the U.S. Department of Labor’s auditorium at 200 Constitution Ave., Washington, D.C.

Issues to be covered will include:
  • Topics in 105(c), including updates on Temporary Reinstatement, Interference Claims and more.
  • Litigation roundtable addressing timely issues in FMSHRC litigation from industry and government perspectives
  • Use of privileges in internal investigations, MSHA investigations, discovery and the 110 context.
  • MSHA jurisdiction and the impact of the Sixth Circuit’s Maxxim Rebuild decision.
  • Update on Criminal Law in the Mine Safety context
  • The Mine Act and Constitutional Law: The Appointments Clause, the Sixth Amendment and more
  • The latest on two of the Mine Act’s heaviest sanctions: Flagrant and POV
  • ALJ Panel: Key issues and tips for practitioners from a diverse panel of Judges
Conference co-chairs are Arthur M. Wolfson, Jackson Kelly PLLC, Pittsburgh, PA and Donna Pryor, Husch Blackwell LLP, Denver, CO.
To register online or download the registration form, click here.
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Topics Still Needed for Petrochemical Special Institute

There’s still time for you to send in a topic for the upcoming Special Institute on Petrochemicals, set for April 10-11, 2018, at the Omni William Penn in downtown Pittsburgh.

The EMLF is hosting the special institute, focusing on legal issues surrounding the growth of the petrochemical industry in Appalachia. We are soliciting topics for 30, 60 and 75 minute presentations on legal topics in areas such as construction, ethane storage, ethics, employment, environmental, government relations, insurance, legislation, litigation, midstream/pipeline, real estate, safety, security, traditional labor, and transactions.

Please provide a title, brief description and potential speaker(s) for topics to Sharon Daniels at sharon@emlf.org on or before December 8. In addition, if your organization is interested in sponsoring this special institute, those opportunities are here.

 

 

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Topics Requested for Petrochemical Special Institute

On April 10-11, 2018, at the Omni William Penn in Downtown Pittsburgh, the EMLF will host a Special Institute focusing on legal issues surrounding the growth of the petrochemical industry in Appalachia.
We are soliciting topics for 30, 60 and 75 minute presentations on legal topics in areas such as construction, ethane storage, ethics, employment, environmental, government relations, insurance, legislation, litigation, midstream/pipeline, real estate, safety, security, traditional labor, and transactions.
Please provide a title, brief description and potential speaker(s) for topics to Sharon Daniels at sharon@emlf.org on or before December 8.
In addition, if your organization is interested in sponsoring this special institute, those opportunities are here.
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Still Time to Register

You still have time to register for the annual Kentucky Mineral Law Conference, held October 18-19 at the Hilton Lexington/Downtown, located at 368 West Vine Street.

Online registration is available for the conference.

Clay Larkin, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP, Lexington, is this year’s Program Chair, with Kathryn S. Wilson, General Counsel, Natural Resource Partners L.P., Houston, TX, as Program Co-Chair.

Highlights include:

  • Rare Earth Minerals – Who Gets to Recover Them, and How? 
  • Access to Capital – Creative Financing Options
  • Managing Your Social Media Presence – ethics 
  • Oil and Gas Litigation 
  • The Rise in NGO Litigation
  • Electric Utility Fuel Choice and Rate Regulation 
  • Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act – SMCRA at 40
  • Employment Law 
  • Solar Comes to Coal Country
  • Corporate Counsel Roundtable
  • Workplace Safety and Health 
  • Case Study of the Rover Pipeline 
  • Export of Liquified Natural Gas
  • Purchase and Sale Agreements and the Title Attorney

To see the entire program schedule, click here.

The full conference registration includes all program materials in electronic format online, continental breakfasts, Wednesday lunch, refreshment breaks and hosted reception on Wednesday. Registrants can choose to have program materials in looseleaf binder at the time of the program for an additional fee. 

Conference accreditation is pending from states with mandatory Continuing Legal Education and with the AAPL. Please indicate on your registration form where you are seeking credit. Application will be made for 580 minutes of continuing education, including 1 hour of ethics. In states that calculate 50 minutes as a CLE hour, this will be 11.6 hours of CLE.  In states that calculate 60 minutes for a CLE hour, this will be 9.5 hours of CLE credit. Complete information for reporting your credits will be available at the conference. Additional fees may be required for certain states/organizations.

Go to http://www.emlf.org for complete program information, online registration, and a link to hotel reservations.

 

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Early Bird Rates End Soon

You still have time to take advantage of the early bird registration rates for the annual Kentucky Mineral Law Conference, held October 18-19 at the Hilton Lexington/Downtown, located at 368 West Vine Street.

Online registration is available for the conference – discount pricing ends Oct. 1.

Clay Larkin, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP, Lexington, is this year’s Program Chair, with Kathryn S. Wilson, General Counsel, Natural Resource Partners L.P., Houston, TX, as Program Co-Chair.

Highlights include:

  • Rare Earth Minerals – Who Gets to Recover Them, and How?
  • Access to Capital – Creative Financing Options
  • Managing Your Social Media Presence – ethics
  • Oil and Gas Litigation
  • The Rise in NGO Litigation
  • Electric Utility Fuel Choice and Rate Regulation
  • Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act – SMCRA at 40
  • Employment Law
  • Solar Comes to Coal Country
  • Corporate Counsel Roundtable
  • Workplace Safety and Health
  • Case Study of the Rover Pipeline
  • Export of Liquified Natural Gas
  • Purchase and Sale Agreements and the Title Attorney

To see the entire program schedule, click here.

The full conference registration includes all program materials in electronic format online, continental breakfasts, Wednesday lunch, refreshment breaks and hosted reception on Wednesday. Registrants can choose to have program materials in looseleaf binder at the time of the program for an additional fee.

Conference accreditation is pending from states with mandatory Continuing Legal Education and with the AAPL. Please indicate on your registration form where you are seeking credit. Application will be made for 580 minutes of continuing education, including 1 hour of ethics. In states that calculate 50 minutes as a CLE hour, this will be 11.6 hours of CLE.  In states that calculate 60 minutes for a CLE hour, this will be 9.5 hours of CLE credit. Complete information for reporting your credits will be available at the conference. Additional fees may be required for certain states/organizations.

Go to http://www.emlf.org for complete program information, online registration, and a link to hotel reservations.

 

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EMLF Young Lawyers Committee Formed

The Energy & Mineral Law Foundation (EMLF) is pleased to announce the formation of the Young Lawyers Committee (YLC), which will engage young lawyers (less than 40 years of age or less than 10 years in practice) through targeted programs, announcements and initiatives.
Specifically, the YLC seeks to (1) create networking opportunities among peers in the energy legal field, (2) facilitate the growth of young lawyer EMLF membership and participation, and (3) provide perspective on emerging areas of law and shifting industry trends.
We ask all EMLF members to let us know if you, or anyone else in your firm/company/organization, are interested in joining the YLC.  Please forward any interested names with contact information to the YLC co-chairs, Alex Sears (alexandria.sears@steptoe-johnson.com) and Travis Brannon  (travis.brannon@klgates.com), to be added to the committee roster, which is free to EMLF members.
Additionally, we invite all young lawyers and law students to join us for our first YLC event – a reception to be held the evening of Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at the Hilton/Lexington Downtown, Lexington, KY – as a kick off to the Kentucky Mineral Law Conference.  Additional details to follow in the coming days!
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Room Reservation Deadline Approaching

Be sure to make your room reservations soon for the annual Kentucky Mineral Law Conference, held October 18-19 at the Hilton Lexington/Downtown, located at 368 West Vine Street.

Special rates at the Hilton are available through September 24 or sell out, and hotel space can be difficult to find during Keeneland’s fall racing season. You can register online or if you prefer, you can call 859.231.9000 for a reservation. Make sure you specify the EMLF room block when making a reservation in order to get the special room rate. You should make your dinner reservations early as well.

Online registration is available for the conference – discount pricing ends Oct. 1.

Clay Larkin, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP, Lexington, is this year’s Program Chair, with Kathryn S. Wilson, General Counsel, Natural Resource Partners L.P., Houston, TX, is Program Co-Chair.

Highlights include:

  • Rare Earth Minerals – Who Gets to Recover Them, and How?
  • Access to Capital – Creative Financing Options
  • Managing Your Social Media Presence – ethics
  • Oil and Gas Litigation
  • The Rise in NGO Litigation
  • Electric Utility Fuel Choice and Rate Regulation
  • Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act – SMCRA at 40
  • Employment Law
  • Solar Comes to Coal Country
  • Corporate Counsel Roundtable
  • Workplace Safety and Health
  • Case Study of the Rover Pipeline
  • Export of Liquified Natural Gas
  • Purchase and Sale Agreements and the Title Attorney

To see the entire program schedule, click here.

The full conference registration includes all program materials in electronic format online, continental breakfasts, Wednesday lunch, refreshment breaks and hosted reception on Wednesday. Registrants can choose to have program materials in looseleaf binder at the time of the program for an additional fee.

Conference accreditation is pending from states with mandatory Continuing Legal Education and with the AAPL. Please indicate on your registration form where you are seeking credit. Application will be made for 580 minutes of continuing education, including 1 hour of ethics. In states that calculate 50 minutes as a CLE hour, this will be 11.6 hours of CLE.  In states that calculate 60 minutes for a CLE hour, this will be 9.5 hours of CLE credit. Complete information for reporting your credits will be available at the conference. Additional fees may be required for certain states/organizations.

Go to http://www.emlf.org for complete program information, online registration, and a link to hotel reservations.

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Register for the Kentucky Mineral Law Conference

We hope you’ll join us Oct. 18-19 in Lexington, KY for the annual Kentucky Mineral Law Conference. Online registration is available for the conference at the Hilton Lexington/Downtown, located at 368 West Vine Street.

Be sure to make your hotel reservations as soon as possible – special rates at the Hilton are available through September 24 or sell out, and hotel space can be difficult to find during Keeneland’s fall racing season. If you prefer, you can call 859.231.9000 for a reservation. Make sure you specify the EMLF room block when making a reservation in order to get the special room rate. You should make your dinner reservations early as well.

Clay Larkin, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP, Lexington, is this year’s Program Chair, with Kathryn S. Wilson, General Counsel, Natural Resource Partners L.P., Houston, TX, is Program Co-Chair.

Highlights include:

  • Rare Earth Minerals – Who Gets to Recover Them, and How?
  • Access to Capital – Creative Financing Options
  • Managing Your Social Media Presence – ethics
  • Oil and Gas Litigation
  • The Rise in NGO Litigation
  • Electric Utility Fuel Choice and Rate Regulation
  • Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act – SMCRA at 40
  • Employment Law
  • Solar Comes to Coal Country
  • Corporate Counsel Roundtable
  • Workplace Safety and Health
  • Case Study of the Rover Pipeline
  • Export of Liquified Natural Gas
  • Purchase and Sale Agreements and the Title Attorney

To see the entire program schedule, click here.

The full conference registration includes all program materials in electronic format online, continental breakfasts, Wednesday lunch, refreshment breaks and hosted reception on Wednesday. Registrants can choose to have program materials in looseleaf binder at the time of the program for an additional fee.

Conference accreditation is pending from states with mandatory Continuing Legal Education and with the AAPL. Please indicate on your registration form where you are seeking credit. Application will be made for 580 minutes of continuing education, including 1 hour of ethics. In states that calculate 50 minutes as a CLE hour, this will be 11.6 hours of CLE.  In states that calculate 60 minutes for a CLE hour, this will be 9.5 hours of CLE credit. Complete information for reporting your credits will be available at the conference. Additional fees may be required for certain states/organizations.

Go to http://www.emlf.org for complete program information, online registration, and a link to hotel reservations.

Register now – discount pricing ends Oct. 1.

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ALERT – From EMLF

There is a phishing attempt with someone spoofing Erin Magee’s address – DO NOT click on the link or reply to the email. Scammers are trying to steal login information.

This is the email (without the hyperlink).

Subject: Important notice from the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation (EMLF)

Dear Members,

This is to inform members of the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation (EMLF) about the new regulation and policy that was implemented by the state department on Energy & Mineral resources.

It is mandatory that all members shall adhere to this policy and shall promote and maintain ethical standards of conduct in accordance to this regulations.

Click here for the policy and regulations.

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8th Law of Shale Plays Conference

8th Law of Shale Plays Conference
September 6-7, 2017

Presented by the Institute for Energy Law (IEL/CAIL)
and the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation (EMLF)

View Schedule | Register Now

Omni William Penn Hotel
530 William Penn Place | Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Online registration for the 8th Law of Shale Plays Conference on September 6-7 in Pittsburgh ends August 31. If you would like to be included in the registrant list and receive the program materials before the program, register now! This one and a half day CLE is full of interesting topics and expert speakers, assembled by co-chairs Bridget D. Furbee (Steptoe & Johnson PLLC) and Jennifer McDonough (Rex Energy Corporation).

Highlights:

  • Insights and Advice from General Counsel from ExxonMobil, Range Resources, Pennsylvania General Energy, and Rex Energy
  • The Applachian Storage Hub: Why It’s Important to You
  • Going Global – A North American Gas Update
  • Security and Cybersecurity Issues in the Shale Plays: How Will You Respond?
  • Litigation Update – Hot Topics and Future Disputes
  • What Infrastructure Does the Gas Industry Need? What Infrastructure Will the Opposition Allow?
  • Let’s Get to Work! (Without Making the Same Hiring Mistakes)
  • Update on Royalty Litigation
  • Regime Change and Rollback – Federal Environmental Regulatory Update
  • Emerging Capital Sources and Opportunities in the Oil & Gas Space
  • Oil & Gas Hedging – An Introduction to the How, the Why and the Legal Aspects
  • And More!

The program is approved by the State Bar of Texas for 9 hours, including 1 hour of ethics. Course ID Number: 928008028. Approved credit hours will vary by jurisdiction and are subject to each jurisdiction’s approval and credit rounding rules. IEL as registrar for the conference will directly apply for course accreditation in the following states: IL, IN, KY, MO, NM, OH, OK, PA, TN, TX, VA and WV. Visit our website for more information on MCLE Credit.

Online registration ends August 31!

Register Now.

 

 

 

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