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EPA Nixes Clean Power Plan

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt this week announced that the agency intends to repeal the Clean Power Plan, a holdover from the Obama administration that would have dramatically impacted power plants throughout the United States by limiting their ability ...

PPGMR's Molly Shepherd Selected for "20 in Their 20s" by Arkansas Business

Congratulations to PPGMR's Molly Shepherd for being honored in the "20 in their 20s" list by Arkansas Business. Every year Arkansas Business puts the spotlight on talented young leaders in Arkansas' business and nonprofit community. Each "20 in Their 20s" class is chosen by an internal committee reviewing more than 300 nominations with an eye toward accomplishments, responsibilities and people clearly ahead of their time.

Plant Board's Dicamba Task Force Recommends Restriction

The Arkansas Plant Board's Dicamba Task Force, charged with investigating the growing controversy surrounding the herbicide and recommending a plan of action to the Board, announced this week that it will recommend that dicamba not be used after April 15, ...

PPGMR Law Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018.

PPGMR Law is proud to announce five of its attorneys have been named to The Best Lawyers in America 2018 list. Julie D. Greathouse, PPGMR managing partner, received the Best Lawyers™ 2018 "Lawyer of the Year" award in Little Rock for the practice area of Litigation - Environmental. Congratulations to Julie D. Greathouse, James D. Rankin III, Brian Ratcliff, John Peiserich, and G. Alan Perkins!

New Texas Case Addresses Off-Site Directional Drilling – No Consent Needed from Mineral Lessee

In May, the Texas Supreme Court handed down its decision in Lightning Oil Company v. Anadarko E&P; Onshore, LLC, No. 15-0910 (Tex. May 19, 2017), holding that an oil and gas operator did not need a mineral lessee’s consent to utilize an off-site location for directional drilling. The case arose out of a dispute between an oil and gas operator (Anadarko) that wanted to drill off-site from an adjacent tract and the mineral lessee of that adjacent tract (Lightning).