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Roth: Tariffs affecting American energy?

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on March 19, 2018. Tariffs affecting American energy? The threat of President Trump’s tariffs have again managed to bring together groups sometimes at odds with one another, when they attempted to dissuade the administration from imposing […]

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Roth: Plugging into the charging infrastructure market

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on March 12, 2018. Plugging into the charging infrastructure market We know electric vehicle sales are charging ahead, but where do we charge them? Charging is no problem if you have a driveway and an outdoor […]

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Roth: Electric vehicle market charging ahead

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on March 5, 2018. Electric vehicle market charging ahead Two million and counting. This was the title of the 2017 Electric Vehicle Outlook report by the International Energy Agency. The market for electric vehicles continues to […]

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Roth: Energy independence closer to reality

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on February 26, 2018. Energy independence closer to reality As American oil production surpasses 10 million barrels per day, the latest World Energy Outlook report from the International Energy Agency indicates the U.S. is poised to […]

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Roth: Counterintuitive renewable energy progress

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on February 19, 2018. Counterintuitive renewable energy progress I have often said renewables are here to stay, in spite of some resistance from some corners of our economy. Case in point, countries around the globe are […]

Sam Newton

Avoiding construction contract litigation

Gavel to Gavel appears in The Journal Record. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on February 15, 2018. By Phillips Murrah Attorney Samuel D. Newton Oklahoma heavy civil and oil and gas construction will likely increase in the near term due to increased activity in the oil and gas fields and President Trump’s proposed $1.5 […]

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Roth: Energy protectionism in the form of solar tariffs

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on February 12, 2018. Energy protectionism in the form of solar tariffs While this column was on hiatus, the president made his decision on the Section 201 International Trade case by, somewhat unsurprisingly, adding steep tariffs […]

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Roth: The high cost of climate volatility

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on February 5, 2018. The high cost of climate volatility Natural disasters cost the United States $306 billion in 2017, matching a previous record set in 2011. Hearing this, we Oklahomans can recall that last year’s […]

Erica K. Halley

NewsOK Q&A: Budget act makes auditing partnerships easier, more efficient

From NewsOK / by Paula Burkes Published: January 19, 2018 Click to see full story – Budget act makes auditing partnerships easier, more efficient Click to see Erica K. Halley’s attorney profile Q: What is the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 and why should LLCs and other partnerships pay attention? A: Effective this month, the Bipartisan Budget […]

Cody Cooper

What’s in a name? Tremendous value

Gavel to Gavel appears in The Journal Record. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on January 4, 2018. By Phillips Murrah Attorney Cody J. Cooper The holiday season is coming to an end, and most people have opened their Xboxes and Legos, eaten some HoneyBaked Ham, braved the cold in their North Face jackets and […]

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Roth: Putting politics aside for renewable energy

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on November 27, 2017. Putting politics aside for renewable energy Green cities continue to emerge from the coal dust. Optimistically, some leaders are even proving they will rise above politics with their efforts. After all, clean […]

Chunks of Coal

Roth: Coal ash disposal and verb tense

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on November 27, 2017. Coal ash disposal and verb tense Back in 2014, the Obama administration, through the Environmental Protection Agency, passed a final rule called the Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals from Electric Utilities regarding […]

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Roth: The Senate tax bill’s effect on energy

By Jim Roth, Director and Chair of the Firm’s Clean Energy Practice Group. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on November 20, 2017. The Senate tax bill’s effect on energy Last week I considered how the House tax proposal would impact the energy industry. With the release of the Senate’s proposal, we now wait to see how […]

Kendra M. Norman

NewsOK Q&A: Some mortgage, business loans may need updating with looming bank rate phaseout

From NewsOK / by Paula Burkes Published: November 16, 2017 Click to see full story – Some mortgage, business loans may need updating with looming bank rate phaseout Click to see Kendra M. Norman’s attorney profile Q: What is LIBOR? A: The London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) is the daily calculation of an average of estimated interest rates […]

Clayton Ketter

Why Weinstein’s creditors hired bankruptcy counsel

Gavel to Gavel appears in The Journal Record. This column was originally published in The Journal Record on November 16, 2017. By Phillips Murrah Director Clayton D. Ketter Since the onslaught of sexual misconduct allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, his film studio, The Weinstein Company, has wasted no time in firing its founder. Yet, the namesake studio […]