This week the Arkansas Bar Association announced that Chase Carmichael was elected to the open seat representing Board of Governors District 3, and Molly Shepherd was elected to the open seat representing House of Delegates District C-09. Their terms will begin at the Arkansas Bar Association’s Annual Meeting in June. Mr. Carmichael and Ms. Shepherd are attorneys in PPGMR’s El Dorado office.
The Senate dealt an unexpected blow to the fossil-fuel industry on Wednesday by failing to reverse an Obama-era regulation limiting the methane emission from oil and gas wells on federal lands. The regulation requires energy companies to capture methane that would otherwise be flared at drilling sites.
PPGMR Law’s Scott Morgan and Patrick Feilke recently appealed a lower court decision and successfully obtained a reversal from the Arkansas Court of Appeals for firm client SEECO, Inc., and co-Plaintiff Joyce Walls, parties to a lease of certain partial mineral rights connected with acreage located in White County, Arkansas.
PPGMR Law recently obtained a dismissal for firm client The Caffey Group, LLC (“TCG”) in a lease compensation case in the Circuit Court of Van Buren County, Arkansas. PPGMR Law attorneys Scott Morgan and Patrick Feilke successfully achieved dismissal of all claims in a case involving the payment of rental and bonus compensation under an oil and gas lease, including claims of mutual mistake, unjust enrichment, and lack of consideration.
On Tuesday, the D.C. Circuit struck down an EPA rule exempting some farms from pollution reporting requirements. The court found that the EPA had improperly downplayed the importance of these reports by enacting sweeping exemptions. In its ruling, the court ...