Phillips Murrah President and Director, Tom Wolfe, is quoted in The Oklahoman regarding the Kingfisher wind project.
NewsOK: Kingfisher wind project pauses some construction as Texas oil company questions locations
by Paul Monies, Published: March 25, 2015
KINGFISHER — Apex Clean Energy has agreed to pause construction on part of its Kingfisher wind farm until more details can be shared with a Texas oil company concerned about the project affecting one of its top areas of exploration.
Newfield Exploration Mid-Continent Inc. pulled its request for an emergency temporary restraining order after attorneys for the company worked out a 15-day “stand-down” with Apex attorneys Tuesday afternoon at the Kingfisher County Courthouse.
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Tom Wolfe, an attorney with the Phillips Murrah law firm who represented Apex, said the 15-day stand-down covered five of the sections where Newfield was concerned about its oil and gas infrastructure being affected by underground electricity collection cables, lines needed to connect the turbines.
In return for the stand-down, Wolfe said Newfield agreed to drop its claim that Apex didn’t provide adequate notice of construction plans under a 2011 state law requiring notice to owners of mineral rights of new wind or solar projects.