Could Coalbed Methane Be the Death of Conservation Easements?

Wyoming Lawyer, Vol. 29, No. 5, p.18, Oct. 2006

9 Pages Posted: 24 Aug 2009  

Nancy A. McLaughlin

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law

Date Written: October 2006

Abstract

This article describes a county's attempted termination of a perpetual conservation easement that had been conveyed to the county as a tax-deductible charitable gift. The article also describes the support for permitting such a termination only with court approval obtained in a cy pres or similar equitable judicial proceeding in which both the intent of the easement donor and the public interest and investment in the easement would be protected.

Keywords: conservation easement, conservation servitude, coalbed methane, mineral development

JEL Classification: K11, K32, L3, Q15, Q24

Suggested Citation

McLaughlin, Nancy A., Could Coalbed Methane Be the Death of Conservation Easements? (October 2006). Wyoming Lawyer, Vol. 29, No. 5, p.18, Oct. 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1460193

Nancy A. McLaughlin (Contact Author)

University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law ( email )

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