Energy and Mineral Law Foundation Conference - Access Rights from Start to Finish
October 20, 2016
The negotiation of access rights is a material issue for both landowners and miners. Landowners need to guard against risks arising from the coal company’s operations -- including risks that may remain after termination of a lease -- while operators need to ensure that they have the full scope of rights that they need to conduct their operations safely and efficiently. This overview will address the negotiation and drafting of a variety of access agreements, with a view toward mitigating risk and avoiding future conflicts.