The 2019 winner of the IEL Hartrick Scholar Writing Competition is Daniel Katter. Daniel is a second year student at Fordam Law School.
The winning paper was entitled Two Birds, One Stone: How Incidental Take Permits Can Strengthen Bird Conservation and Alternative Energy. Daniel’s paper will be published in the Institute for Energy Law’s Proceedings of the 70th Annual Institute on Oil & Gas Law published by LexisNexis.
Daniel received $2,500 and attended the IEL’s 70th Annual Oil & Gas Law Conference on February 21-22 in Houston, with expenses paid by IEL.
Other finalists this year included:
- Matthew Ross of Tulane Law School with the paper Fresh Down the Pipeline: An Analysis of the Fifth Circuit's Opinion in Atchafalaya Basinkeeper v. United States Army Corps of Engineers;
- Daniella Johner of Penn State Law with the paper Secrets Don't Make Friends: A Call to Overhaul the Current Chemical Disclosure Framework for Fracing Fluid;
- Tony Faini of West Virginia University College of Law with the paper Legislative Stairway to Economic Heaven: Why a Dormant Minerals Act is a Necessary Addition to West Virginia's Recent Natural Gas Modernization Laws; and
- Colton Tobias of the University of Houston Law Center with the paper Foe Turned Friend: Wind Farms Can Co-Exist with Oil and Gas.