Energy Law

Surface Use Agreements: Private Governance for Split Estates

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MCLE Credit is available

Duration: 60 minutes

MCLE Credit is available for this webinar.

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Governance of split estates can be complex and acrimonious, particularly where surface and mineral interests are intermingled and overlapping. This presentation examines developments relative to split-estates including the accommodation doctrine, extra-lateral uses, surface interests in pore space and air rights, and contracting requirements in state statutes and regulations. It then considers the function of privately negotiated surface use and damage agreements as an important component of environmental governance. 

Duration: 60 minutes

MCLE Credit available for this webinar.


Tara K. Righetti
Associate Professor of Law
University of Wyoming College of Law
Laramie, WY


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