News and Events
Op-ed by Nathaniel Foote '14 encourages different approach to regulate oil and gas drilling
Penn State energy law professors featured on Dubai TV
Professor Pifer comments on PA Supreme Court arguments regarding gas drilling laws
Indiana landowners can learn natural gas lessons from PA, Professor Pifer says
Update from the Agricultural Law Resource and Reference Center
Professor Ross Pifer on new Pennsylvania shale gas litigation
Potential impact of PA Supreme Court actions on Marcellus Shale called "large" by Professor Pifer
Professor Pifer comments on pending Marcellus Shale legislation
Sustainable farmers to get pro bono legal advice from Penn State Law studentsFarmers who attend the 21st annual conference of the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) will have the chance to get their top legal questions answered. Members of the Penn State Law Rural Economic Development Clinic will be available during the "Farming for the Future" conference being held at the Penn Stater Conference Center from February 1-4 to address issues ranging from farmland leases to CSA (community-supported agriculture) membership agreements.
"Rock star" Dr. Richard Alley to speak on climate changeClassroom dynamo Richard Alley will visit the School of International Affairs to speak on climate change on January 19. Dr. Alley is the Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences and an expert in polar ice. The public is welcome.
Professor Pifer on analyzing ownership of Marcellus Shale
Professor Pifer comments on the implications for gas and oil law if Marcellus Shale is determined to be a mineral
Professor Ross Pifer advises landowners on their rights regarding gas drilling
Professor Ross Pifer comments on proposed regulation of Marcellus Shale production
Professor Pifer outlines laws and regulations on gas and oil drilling at annual state mayor's conference
Professor Ross Pifer comments on hurdles to Marcellus Shale drilling
Professor Ross Pifer on Marcellus Shale lawsuits
Additional clarity needed for European Union's new GMO rules says Professor Pifer
Professor Pifer tells WPSU Marcellus Shale case could redefine rights of surface owners in Pennsylvania
Penn State Law to launch new Rural Economic Development ClinicRural America is vastly different than it was fifty years ago. Prosperity for many rural communities depends on innovative income-generating strategies, like extracting alternative energy sources. Today, agricultural producers need to be sophisticated business professionals. This fall, Penn State Law will launch its new Rural Economic Development Clinic to support this important sector of our economy, giving law students hands-on learning experience in a wide variety of legal issues specifically faced by agricultural businesses and rural communities.
Analysis of Marcellus Shale natural-gas legislation offered in webinar
An online seminar offered by Penn State Cooperative Extension at 1:00 p.m. on January 20, 2011 will provide expert analysis of state legislation enacted and considered related to the exploration and production of natural gas in the Marcellus Shale formation.
Webinar discusses new legal terrain charted by natural gas drilling
As natural-gas drilling activities increase across the commonwealth, Pennsylvanians are finding they may have to drill a bit deeper to find answers to current legal questions unearthed by regional gas exploration.