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Center for Law and Energy Resources in the Rockies|College of Law
 

Innovative Education and Research for Our Energy Future

The Center for Law and Energy Resources in the Rockies (CLERR) provides a focal point for the many energy and natural resources activities at the University of Wyoming College of Law and serves as a vehicle for outreach from the College of Law to the interested public. The interdisciplinary approach of the Center allows for the exploration of the legal, social, economic, technological, and political realities that affect energy and natural resources policy.

Through speakers, conferences, symposia, and similar activities, CLERR provides a platform for engaging in constructive and meaningful public policy debate and offers the opportunity for robust legal and policy research. The strong energy, environment, and natural resources curricula, coupled with a wealth of "real world" experiences and collaboration with cross-disciplinary University of Wyoming programs, such as the School of Energy Resources and the Helga Otto Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources, provide CLERR the ability to prepare students to face the challenges of our energy future.

Co-Director

Co-Director

sam Temple Stoellinger

Sam Kalen

Phone: 307-766-6706
Fax: 307-766-6417
Email: skalen@uwyo.edu

Temple Stoellinger

Phone: 307-766-6450
Email: tstoelli@uwyo.edu

News

BP America Donates $25,000 to UW’s Energy Law Center

BP America Donates $25,000 to UW’s Energy Law Center

June 27, 2014 — The University of Wyoming College of Law’s Center for Law and Energy Resources in the Rockies (CLERR) recently received a $25,000 gift from BP America to develop CLERR’s summer energy law institute.

Clean Power Plan Proposed Rule

Clean Power Plan Proposed Rule

June 3, 2014 — On June 2, 2014, the EPA released the Clean Power Plan, a proposed rule to combat carbon dioxide pollution. The main goal of the plan is to set a national carbon pollution standard that will cut emissions produced by United States power plants by thirty percent from 2005 levels. If this cut is successful, the EPA estimates resulting net climate and health benefits of $55 billion to $93 billion.

Governor Approves Legislation for State-federal Land Swap in Grand Teton National Park

Governor Approves Legislation for State-federal Land Swap in Grand Teton National Park

April 15, 2014 — On March 7, Governor Matt Mead signed legislation approved by the Legislature that opened the door for the federal government to obtain 1,280 acres of state inholdings in Grand Teton National Park.

The Wyoming Supreme Court Remands the Fracking Secrets Case Back to the District Court

The Wyoming Supreme Court Remands the Fracking Secrets Case Back to the District Court

March 12, 2014 — The Wyoming Supreme Court issued its opinion in Power River Basin Resource Council v. Wyoming Oil and Gas Commission today. The Court was asked to decide on the following single issue: “Did the district court err in determining that the information sought in Appellants’ public records request concerning the identity of certain chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing fluids are exempt from public disclosure as trade secrets under the WPRA?

The Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Wyoming Landowner in Forest Service Rails to Trails Case 8-1

The Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Wyoming Landowner in Forest Service Rails to Trails Case 8-1

March 10, 2014 — The Supreme Court issued its opinion this morning in Marvin M. Brant Revocable Trust v. United States, ruling in favor of Fox Park, WY landowner, Marvin Brant 8-1. The lone dissent came from Justice Sotomayor. The Supreme Court decision overturns a 10th Cir. option reached in September of 2012 which found in favor of the United States (and upheld a decision reached by Wyoming Federal District Court in April of 2008).

Carbon Capture

Carbon Capture

January 29, 2014 — Governor Matt Mead is proposing that Wyoming and private partners invest in a world-class research center to develop and test new uses for carbon captured from coal-based power plants.

Spending Bill Does Not Include PILT Funding

Spending Bill Does Not Include PILT Funding

January 17, 2014 — The spending bill passed by Congress and signed by President Obama does not include funding for the payment-in-lieu of taxes (“PILT”) program that provides Western counties with much needed funding.

EPA Signs Final Rule Partially Rejecting Wyoming's Regional Haze Plan

EPA Signs Final Rule Partially Rejecting Wyoming's Regional Haze Plan

January 17, 2014 — On Friday, January 10, 2013 EPA Regional Administrator for Region 8, Shaun McGrath, signed a final decision partially rejecting Wyoming’s regional haze state implementation plan (“SIP”).

Wyoming Idle and Orphan Well Draft Plan

Wyoming Idle and Orphan Well Draft Plan

December 11, 2013 — Governor Mead released a statement providing information on his proposal to include a $3 Million allocation in the state budget to address an estimated backlog of 1,220 abandoned wells on state and private land in Wyoming.

Energy Law and Policy Conference

Energy Law and Policy Conference

November 15, 2013 — The University of Wyoming College of Law's Center for Law and Energy Resources in the Rockies (CLERR) and School of Energy Resources (SER) hosted a conference titled A Landscape Discussion on Energy Law in Wyoming.

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Upcoming CLERR Events

Energy Law Conference: Landscape Discussion on Energy Law & Policy in the Rockies -- Thursday, October 30, 2014.

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