Academic journal article Energy Law Journal

Editor-in-Chief's Message

Academic journal article Energy Law Journal

Editor-in-Chief's Message

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"With this Journal, the Federal Energy Bar Association inaugurates a new publication with the potential for becoming a significant legal periodical in the field of energy law." - Thomas J. Brosnan, President, Federal Energy Bar Association, Vol. 1 , No. 1 , Energy Law Journal

With these words, President Brosnan launched in 1980 the first issue of the Energy Law Journal, and further announced that the energy bar association had the resources to produce a continuing flow of scholarly and provocative articles.

How true.

The Journal now has approximately 3,000 subscribers in the United States and fourteen countries. When Tom Brosnan, Bill Mogel and other luminaries of the energy bar began to publish the Journal, it is doubtful they could foresee how it would blossom into such a preeminent source of knowledge for energy practitioners in the United States and across the world.

I am honored to serve as your Editor-in-Chief as we publish Volume 30, No. 1. On a personal note, I vividly remember clutching the inaugural issue in my hands when serving, at the beginning of my career, at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. That dog-eared volume sits proudly in my collection of valuable resource materials.

Tom Brosnan also declared, "Certainly, there is no lack of subject matter; it grows almost exponentially."

Yes, indeed. …

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