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Innovations in Space: Space mining

New technologies are reshaping the Space and Satellite arena, evolving, expanding, and combining in ways never before contemplated. Through our Innovations in Space series we examine...


The development of natural resources in outer space

We are in the first phase of a second space age, building on exploration that led to the 1967 Outer Space Treaty.

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Into the Legal Void: Asteroid Mining and the Second Space Age People Places Planet Podcast | Environmental Law - Institute

In the latest episode of People Places Planet Podcast, ELI Staff Attorney Cynthia Harris talks to Scot Anderson and Julia La Manna to help us navigate this uncertain terrain.

Published Works

Encyclopedia of Mineral and Energy Policy - The United States: Mining Laws Springer

The United States has vast mineral resources, the development and use of which are fundamental to the U.S. economy. Denver Energy and Natural Resources lawyers Scot Anderson, Paul Hilton,...

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The battle for Mars: How Elon Musk, Blue Origin, and the U.S. could set up the first extraterrestrial government The Independent

Once a community is set up on Mars, discussions will need to be had about exactly how it is governed and functions.


Final NEPA rule and its consequences

On 16 July, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) published its National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) final rule, which largely shadows the proposed NEPA rule that was...

Hogan Lovells Publications

Trump administration issues Executive Order encouraging space mining efforts

On April 6, 2020, President Donald J. Trump issued an Executive Order on Encouraging International Support for the Recovery and Use of Space Resources, focused on long-term exploration and...

Hogan Lovells Publications

A Comparative Guide: Impact of COVID-19 on the Infrastructure and Energy Sector

COVID-19 challenges on the infrastructure and energy sector and critical drivers of growth and sustainability

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