Partner Mike Mills was quoted in a Law360 article by Keith Goldberg titled “Obama Walks Political Tightrope With Oil, Gas Policies.” The article discusses the strategies behind President Obama’s give-and-take oil and gas policies he plans to implement during the remainder of his presidency.
The White House has proposed opening the Atlantic Ocean to oil and gas drilling while increasing the area of the Arctic closed to development, including a new permanent drilling ban covering more than 12 million acres of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Mills see this as a strategic move on Obama’s part. “It’s not coincidental that these things happened one after another,” he said. “I think he’s hoping that by setting up the chessboard the way he has, he’ll be in a better position to broker something with a Republican-controlled Senate.”
Read “Obama Walks Political Tightrope With Oil, Gas Policies,” published January 27, 2015. (Subscription required.)