What You Need to Know About Reclamation Bonds

Most of the items and energy that we use every day depend in some way on the extraction of natural resources, e.g., mining or drilling minerals, coal, oil, and natural gas.  Laws regulating the extraction require reclamation bonds to secure compliance with law in the complex intersection of overlapping federal and state laws, diverse environmental settings, and changing economies.  It is important to know what you have bonded, not just who you have bonded.  It is not just about balance sheets.  This program will survey natural resource principles, the major environmental laws related to reclamation bond requirements, and the impact of changes in energy and materials use.

W. Blaine Early, III


Stites & Harbison, PLLC

Member of the law firm of Stites & Harbison, PLLC, based in its Lexington, Kentucky, office. He obtained his B.A. degree from DePauw University, his Ph.D. from the University of Louisville, and his law degree, with distinction, from the University of Kentucky.

Laura M. Murphy

Senior Claim Counsel

Travelers Bond & Specialty Insurance

Senior Claim Counsel with Travelers Bond & Specialty Insurance.  Ms. Murphy graduated from Trinity College (B.A.) and Western New England School of Law (J.D.).  She joined Travelers in 2008.

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Virtual Seminar Recording
Recorded 02/28/2023  |  60 minutes
Recorded 02/28/2023  |  60 minutes
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