Invigorated exploration for more resources is delivering plenty of work to the legal industry. Our latest report on the current state of energy law highlights changes of importance to the attorneys who handle the matters.

Tighter Regulations Amid the Fracking Fray
The federal government is poised to tighten regulation of hydraulic fracturing — the drilling method behind the boom in U.S. natural gas production — by proposing to revise rules affecting 700 million acres of federal and Indian mineral lands.

Mexico Moves to Woo Foreign Energy Investors
President Enrique Peña Nieto is pushing for legislation to ease licensing and permits for private investment.

Giant Louisiana Sinkhole Serves As Cautionary Tale
State lawmakers have scrambled to address the dangers in mineral solution-mining operations.

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