A plethora of regulatory issues presented in 10-20 minute bites. Topics include: Rule of Capture, Health Studies and the Gas Industry, Piercing the Corporate Veil for Orphan Well Owners, and more!
Jon Beckman will discuss the law of subsurface trespass to the oil and gas estate in light of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s and Superior Court’s recent decisions inBriggs v. Southwestern Energy Production Company. This presentation will give a brief overview of the Rule of Capture and the issues considered by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. The focus will be on the evidentiary burdens and issues both parties to a subsurface trespass action will encounter under the current state of the law in Pennsylvania.
Health Studies and the Gas Industry- Kathy Condo
Academic researchers as well as anti-fossil fuel advocacy organizations continue to publish articles about the existence or lack thereof of health effects from unconventional oil and gas development activities. This presentation will provide an update on the most recent publications in this area.