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From the Energy Center Blog
This blog post is a follow-up to two previous UT Energy Center posts, both of which discussed local conflicts over the use of hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) to produce oil or gas from shale formations. One such conflict is a case pending in Dallas, Trinity East Energy, LLC. v. City of Dallas (available here, Cause No.... Full Story
In the mid-1970s, the United States adopted its first significant policies aimed at meeting energy needs by reducing demand rather than increasing supply. So began the energy efficiency movement. Despite the many similarities between the energy and water sectors, a decade passed before the country started to manage the demand side of water. And so... Full Story
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (the Service) — the federal agency charged with implementing the Endangered Species Act — is required by a court order to decide the regulatory fate of more than 700 species of plants and animals by the end of 2018. As part of a 2011 settlement agreement between the Service... Full Story
On February 23rd, Colorado’s Air Quality Control Commission (AQCC) adopted the nation’s first statewide limit on emissions from natural gas fracking operations, including methane. An unusual coalition of energy companies and environmentalists crafted the regulations over the last year in the hopes of raising the quality of Colorado’s air, which has failed for years to... Full Story
Although environmental due diligence can be critical to the valuation of an asset prior to purchase, following purchase, compliance is of paramount concern. A new owner must quickly transition from viewing operations from the perspective of a buyer trying to value a purchase appropriately to viewing operations from the perspective of an owner trying to... Full Story