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Hackers Strike With 51 Percent Attack And Crypto-Mining Malware
Barely into the new year, ETC, an offshoot of ETH and the 18th-largest cryptocurrency by market cap, was subject to a "51% attack" – a type of hack possible on cryptocurrencies using a proof-of-work (POW) protocol.
United States
17 Jan 2019
Multiple Enforcement Actions In US And Abroad Seek To Quell Blockchain Industry Crimes
This week, the SEC announced that it has settled charges against the founder of EtherDelta for operating an unregistered national securities exchange.
United States
15 Nov 2018
Blockchain Enterprise Developments In Wine, Journalism, Real Estate And Mining
A major online retailer's blockchain fund added VinX, a blockchain-based wine venture, to its portfolio last week. VinX plans to develop a token-based digital wine futures platform based...
United States
15 Oct 2018
Blockchain Enterprise Developments: Mining, Digital Identities And Food Supply Chain
A Nevada-based Chinese investment company has its sights set on redesigning a 55,000-square-foot U.S. Department of Defense data center ...
United States
18 Sep 2018
Recent Supreme Court Of Ohio Rulings May Alter The Status Of Dormant Mineral Rights Throughout The State
The Supreme Court of Ohio recently brought clarity to issues plaguing the holders of both mineral and surface rights for years by addressing two questions...
United States
24 Oct 2016
Three Reasons BOEM's Updated Financial Assurance And Risk Management Requirements Are Unenforceable
The Interior Department's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has finally issued its promised NTL No. 2016-N01, "Requiring Additional Security," which supersedes NTL No. 2008-N07, "Supplemental Bond Procedures."
United States
19 Aug 2016
EQT's Lengthy Battle With The Pennsylvania Department Of Environmental Protection Gets Its Day In State Supreme Court
On November 17, 2015, Pittsburgh-based energy company EQT Production Co. ("EQT") presented its oral argument before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court...
United States
25 Nov 2015
Pennsylvania Township Moves To Revive An Ordinance Banning Disposal Of Wastewater From Hydraulic Fracturing Activities, After Federal Court Ruling Invalidated It
On June 3, 2014, Grant Township adopted the Ordinance, which attempted to establish a "Community Bill of Rights for the people of Grant Township."
United States
7 Nov 2015
The Second Circuit Court Of Appeals Affirms Ruling That New York State's Moratorium On Hydraulic Fracturing Did Not Extend The Primary Terms Of Oil And Gas Leases
New York's 2010 moratorium on hydraulic fracturing, culminating in Governor Andrew Cuomo's formal ban of the practice in his state on December 17, 2014, made many large waves in the political, legal, and public arenas, the residual effects of which have yet to ebb completely.
United States
7 Sep 2015
Supreme Court Refs Call Foul On EEOC, NBA Playoff Edition
The heads of officiating at the Supreme Court called a technical foul on the EEOC for being too Cavalier about its obligation to conciliate before lacing up its Converse All-Stars and heading to court.
United States
1 May 2015
Louisiana Denies Drilling-Related Permit In Scenic Waterway
Louisiana has denied a permit to an energy company seeking to use water from a state-designated scenic river for its drilling operations.
United States
14 Jan 2015
Series Of Small Earthquakes Hits Dallas Area; Links To Fracking?
During a span of about 30 hours between the morning of Tuesday, January 6, and the early afternoon of Wednesday, January 7, twelve small earthquakes were confirmed by the United States Geological Survey in the Dallas area.
United States
10 Jan 2015
Ohio Elections Yield Mixed Results On Local Hydraulic Fracturing Bans
Last week's Election Day in Ohio produced victories for fracing supporters and opponents alike. Proposed hydraulic fracturing bans were on the ballot in four different municipal contests.
United States
22 Nov 2014
An Update On Recent Oil- And Gas-Related Decisions In Ohio
•Local Laws and Ordinances—State Ex Rel Morrison v. Beck Energy (9th Dist. – Appeal Pending): Beck Energy received a drilling permit from the Ohio Dept.
United States
25 Oct 2014
Uncertainty Prevails As Illinois Delays A Decision On Fracking Regulations
Last week, Illinois's Joint Committee on Administrative Rules voted to push back its decision about whether to approve proposed rules governing horizontal fracturing operations until November 6.
United States
25 Oct 2014
Environmental Group Calls for Tighter Regulation of Frac Sand
The U.S. shale boom has generated a boom in a related industry: "frac sand." Sand has become an integral component of hydraulic fracturing.
United States
11 Oct 2014
Federal Regulators Reveal Approval Of Three New Fracking Projects Off California Shore
On Wednesday, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) confirmed that it approved three fracking plans on a platform roughly nine miles off the California shore in the Santa Barbara Channel.
United States
19 Feb 2014
Pennsylvania Legislators Propose Gas Drilling Tax
A bipartisan group of Pennsylvania state legislators have proposed a law that would require energy developers to pay a 4.9% severance tax on natural gas produced within the commonwealth.
United States
6 Jan 2014
House Passes Bill Accelerating Oil And Gas Permits And Federal Lease Sales; White House Threatens Veto
On November 20, 2013, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1965 by a vote of 228 to 192.
United States
28 Nov 2013
Michigan to Implement New Fracking Rules in 2014
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is developing new rules for hydraulic fracturing that would add protections for water resources and require additional chemical data submissions from drilling companies.
United States
2 Nov 2013
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