Energy Development


As the push for clean energy and domestic production of oil and gas has gained momentum in the United States, so has Budd-Falen Law Offices’ involvement in all aspects of energy and natural resources development, from the private landowners’ perspective. We also work closely with local governments to promulgate needed regulations of the transmission of energy through pipelines and transmission lines.

We have negotiated over 100 wind leases and over 30 oil and gas leases, securing favorable terms and conditions for the landowners as well as ensuring the protection of the landowner and the property both now and in the future. It is our belief that a landowner should not have to sacrifice his or her piece of mind to benefit from clean energy and natural resources development. Budd-Falen Law Offices also remains on the cutting edge of other clean energy development, such leasing pore space for carbon capture and storage. Finally, we help landowners bond together to form landowner groups in order to gain the most leverage in negotiating with energy and natural resources developers.

  1. Wind Lease Negotiation
    1. Can the Land Owner Ride the Wind – 2008
    2. Wind Energy Development and Eminent Domain in Wyoming – June, 2011
  2. Oil and Gas Lease Negotiation
    1. Joy and Heartache of Surface and Mineral Owners – 2011
    2. Dormant Mineral Statutes: Reuniting the Mineral Interest with the Property in the New Era of Advancing Technology
  3. Pipelines and Transmission Lines
    1. Common Carriers and Condemnation – November 2009
  4. Surface Damages Agreements
    1. Dormant Mineral Statutes: Reuniting the Mineral Interest with the Property in the New Era of Advancing Technology
  5. Carbon Capture and Storage

Speaking Engagements

  • Nebraska Environmental Trust Meeting

    1:30 PM - 5:00 PM. Providing information regarding conservation easements.

    August 6, 2018 | Columbus, Nebraska

    Speaker: Karen Budd-Falen

  • Big Game Forever: Wolf Symposium

    Symposium and dinner where Karen and other experts will be speaking about wolves and their impact on big game populations, the disease they carry, and their affect on the West.

    August 11, 2018 | Grand Junction, Colorado

    Speaker: Karen Budd-Falen

  • 101st South Dakota Farm Bureau Convention

    November 17, 2018 | Rapid City, South Dakota

    Speaker: Karen Budd-Falen


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