What is Energy Law?

What is Energy Law?Energy law is an area of law that focuses on the creation, enforcement, and discussion on laws that regulate the use of energy. This is vital as America becomes energy self-sufficient and certain parts of the country and states are making billions off of oil shale and so on.


Laws are Essential

There are laws for creating and harvesting energy as well as those that regulate energy use taxation. Both the public and energy companies must follow energy laws as they are associated with the sale, use, and conservation of energy resources.

Many people are oblivious to how energy laws affect their routine life. Putting fuel in a vehicle or renewing license plates involves paying taxes and fees to the state.

The power supplied to homes from a power plant involves the energy company following energy regulations to conduct business. Energy laws exist at the federal, state, and local levels and these laws even affect international relations.

Dedicated lawyers at SBEMP (Slovak, Baron, Empey, Murphy & Pinkney) law firm provides professional legal advice and services to clients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Inland Empire, Orange County, San Diego, New Jersey, New York, and surrounding communities.


Energy Law and Property Law

Energy laws create a link between property owners and the energy companies willing to harvest resources and supply them to consumers. There is a cross between energy laws and property and contract laws on the terms on which utility companies can enter a property to harvest energy or deliver utilities to clients.

Common law stipulated that property owners had control over the area beneath their land to the center of the earth. They also controlled the space over their land into outer space. But in the United States v Causby case, the US Supreme Court ruled that there are practical limitations to these common-law theories of property law.

Attorneys help their clients with issues related to energy such as energy harvesting, and low-altitude flights as well as other inconvenient activities. They assist their clients in comprehending utility easements and develop the best approaches to deliver energy to consumers.

Regardless of whether they represent a property owner or an energy corporation, lawyers assist their clients in negotiating the conditions for the sale or lease of oil and gas rights on the property.

Energy corporations must be compliant with federal and state laws. Companies require attorneys on site to comprehend their needs, manage negotiations, and undertake the regulatory filings at the federal, state and local levels.


An Evolving Area of Law

The policies of the Department of Energy can change rapidly. Energy lawyers assist their clients in the implementation of these changes. This enables a client to remain in compliance with federal and state laws and conduct their business lawfully.

Attorneys also help their clients with formal hearings and litigations in case of disagreements regarding the compliance with laws and agreements pertaining to energy generation and use.


Energy Law is Complex and Dynamic

Energy law is more relevant today than ever before. Therefore, energy law attorneys have the opportunity to assist their clients in meeting their business goals while remaining compliant with the law.

They can also impact public policy and international relations. The field of energy law can be enjoyable for lawyers who enjoy practicing in a dynamic and complex landscape.


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