Endangered Species in the Oil Patch: Challenges and Opportunities for the Oil and Gas Industry

Texas A&M Law Review, Vol. 1, pp. 379-409 (2013)

32 Pages Posted: 7 Feb 2014

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Gabriel Eckstein

Texas A&M University School of Law

Jesse Snyder

Independent

Date Written: April 1, 2013

Abstract

This Paper proffers the notion that where concerns over the survival of a species may impede oil and gas activities, proactive cooperation, planning, and compromise within the ESA process can present both industry and environmentalists with a winning outcome. The Paper first provides background information on the ESA and describes its chief statutory mechanics. Next, the Paper discusses recent ESA developments that are particularly relevant to the oil and gas industry and focuses on the cooperative effort related to the Dunes Sagebrush Lizard and pursued by the oil and gas industry, private landowners, state officials in Texas and New Mexico, and environmental organizations. Finally, the Paper reviews pending ESA issues and offers recommendations for private and public stakeholders facing ESA challenges.

Keywords: endangered species, oil and gas, endangered species act, energy, Dunes Sagebrush Lizard

JEL Classification: K11, K32, N5, Q4

Suggested Citation

Eckstein, Gabriel and Snyder, Jesse, Endangered Species in the Oil Patch: Challenges and Opportunities for the Oil and Gas Industry (April 1, 2013). Texas A&M Law Review, Vol. 1, pp. 379-409 (2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2390978

Gabriel Eckstein (Contact Author)

Texas A&M University School of Law ( email )

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United States
817-212-3912 (Phone)

Jesse Snyder

Independent ( email )

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