I went on Monday and Tuesday to the Energy and Mineral Law Foundation's conference in Charleston.
The highlights, in my view, were these:
1. The discussion of the Tawney case, the multi-million dollar gas royalty case, with comments from Thomas Lane and Tim Miller. (The earlier appellate decision from Tawney can be read here.)
2. The deed room talk from Davin Seamon, which I thought was delightful.
3. John Woodrum's retelling of the history of the Coal Act.