Richard Hall

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Richard Hall‘s practice focuses on mining, natural resources and real estate law, with an emphasis on the sale, acquisition, development and operation of mining and energy projects. Richard has extensive experience in transactions for the purchase and sale of mining and energy projects. He advises clients in operational and regulatory matters relating to the acquisition, due diligence, title review, permitting and maintenance of mineral, surface and access rights required to support mining, energy and industrial projects. His past experience as a civil engineer for a large electrical utility allows him to combine his legal experience with a technical understanding of resource and energy development projects.

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Idaho Modifies Oil and Gas Statutes (Again)

Both houses of the Idaho Legislature unanimously approved House Bill 301a last week following a seven-hour negotiation and two days of hearings earlier this month.  Supported by Governor Otter, this bill will (among other things) amend the forced pooling provisions enacted just 12 months ago.  In fact, House Bill 301a is the latest in a … Continue Reading

Utah Congressmen Unveil Landmark Public Land Bill

On January 20, Congressmen Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz unveiled a “discussion draft” of the Utah Public Lands Initiative Act. The proposed bill undertakes the difficult task of balancing economic development and conservation on public land in the State of Utah. Congressmen Bishop and Chaffetz began working together on the bill in February 2013. Since … Continue Reading