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Ohio Supreme Court Decides Perpetual Lease Issue

Posted in Energy
Only one month after oral argument, the Supreme Court of Ohio issued its decision in the consolidated cases of Hupp v. Beck Energy Corporation (renamed on appeal as Hustack v. Beck Energy Corporation) and Claugus Family Farm L.P. v. Seventh District Court of Appeals, affirming the holding of the Seventh District Court of Appeals that… Continue Reading

USFWS Issues Final 4(d) Rule for Northern Long-Eared Bat – Allows Broader Incidental Take Than Interim 4(d) Rule.

Posted in Energy, Environment
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (“USFWS”) provided notice today that it has finalized its 4(d) Rule for the Northern Long Eared Bat (“NLEB”).  The NLEB was listed on April 2, 2015, (80 FR 17974) as Threatened due to White Nose Syndrome; a 4(d) Rule allows incidental take under certain circumstances.  The interim 4(d) rule… Continue Reading