Gas Flaring Suits Could Advance Infrastructure — Or Not

Law360, New York (November 14, 2013, 6:29 PM EST) -- Oil and gas companies being sued for flaring natural gas into the atmosphere is not newsworthy. You would expect the Sierra Club, Natural Resource Defense Council or WildEarth Guardians to take such action; yet, there’s no story there. But in a surprising turn of events, North Dakota landowners are now suing oil companies about it. Now that’s news.

In October, North Dakota landowners filed 10 class action suits against several oil companies seeking millions of dollars in allegedly lost royalties. The oil companies’ sin? In their...
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