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Seventh Annual Hydraulic Fracturing Symposium 10-04-2017

On October 4, 2017, V&E hosted our annual seminar discussing timely topics surrounding unconventional oil and gas development.

National Law Journal Names Kevin Gaynor An "Energy and Environmental Trailblazer" 06-02-2017

The National Law Journal (NLJ) has selected Vinson & Elkins partner Kevin Gaynor to its list of 2017 “Energy and Environmental Trailblazers.” As one of 50 legal professionals nationwide to be honored, Gaynor is recognized for his contributions and achievements in the environmental field.

27th Annual Texas Wetlands Conference 01-23-2017

V&E Environmental & Natural Resources attorney Brandon Tuck will present at the 27th Annual Texas Wetlands Conference on January 23-24.

Essentials of Enforcement Defense 11-17-2016

Energy Series Logo - Mini Thumbnail - 50px WideThe energy sector continues to be in the regulators’ crosshairs with new rules targeting greenhouse gas emissions and continued enforcement attention.

V&E Launches Redesigned Shale & Fracking Tracker 10-18-2016

We welcome you to visit the V&E Shale & Fracking Tracker, a one-stop resource for the latest news, events, and materials related to legal, government, and industry developments in shale and hydraulic fracturing operations.

EPA’s National Enforcement Initiatives for Fiscal Years 2017–2019 10-01-2016

On October 1, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA”) National Enforcement Initiatives (“NEIs”) for fiscal years 2017-2019 took effect.

28th Annual Texas Environmental Superconference 08-03-2016

V&E is proud to sponsor the 28th Annual Texas Environmental Superconference, Texas’s award-winning environmental conference, to be held in Austin on August 3-5. Environmental & Natural Resources partner Eric Groten served on the planning committee and partner George Wilkinson is participating in two panel presentations. 

BOEM Issues NTL Imposing More Stringent Financial Assurance Requirements on OCS Lessees for Decommissioning Liabilities 07-20-2016

V&E Environmental Law Update E-communication, July 20, 2016

On July 14, 2016, the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) issued a Notice to Lessees and Operators (NTL) conducting oil, natural gas, and sulfur activities on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) that overhauls the federal government’s offshore financial assurance program relating to the performance of decommissioning obligations on the OCS.

The Future of Clean Water Act Enforcement and the Jurisdictional Determination Program in the Wake of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes Co., Inc. 06-07-2016

V&E Environmental Law Update E-communication, June 7, 2016

The Supreme Court dealt the Obama Administration another Clean Water Act loss on May 31, 2016, ruling unanimously that landowners can more quickly go to court to challenge the federal government when it claims Clean Water Act jurisdiction over their property. 

V&E Launches Redesigned Climate Change and Water Blogs 04-11-2016

The firm’s Environmental and Natural Resources practice is pleased to unveil our newly redesigned Climate Change Blog and Water Blog.

EPA Announces Expanded National Enforcement Priorities For 2017–2019 02-25-2016

V&E Environmental Law Update E-communication, February 25, 2016

On February 18, 2016, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA” or the “Agency”) announced its National Enforcement Initiatives (NEIs) for fiscal years (FY) 2017–2019 via an update to the EPA website.

What to Expect in 2016 – Federal Environmental Regulatory Outlook for the Oil and Gas Industry 02-10-2016

Rough business conditions will continue to buffet the oil and gas industry in the new year. At the time of writing, a barrel of Brent crude oil was priced at $33.51, and natural gas was selling at $2.11 MM/Btu. 

Results of EPA Study of Hydraulic Fracturing 09-03-2015

V&E Environmental partner, Larry Nettles, describes the results of the recently published U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) study on hydraulic fracturing and its impact on drinking water resources.

National Law Journal Names Kevin Gaynor An "Energy and Environmental Trailblazer" 06-02-2017

The National Law Journal (NLJ) has selected Vinson & Elkins partner Kevin Gaynor to its list of 2017 “Energy and Environmental Trailblazers.” As one of 50 legal professionals nationwide to be honored, Gaynor is recognized for his contributions and achievements in the environmental field.

27th Annual Texas Wetlands Conference 01-23-2017

V&E Environmental & Natural Resources attorney Brandon Tuck will present at the 27th Annual Texas Wetlands Conference on January 23-24.

Essentials of Enforcement Defense 11-17-2016

Energy Series Logo - Mini Thumbnail - 50px WideThe energy sector continues to be in the regulators’ crosshairs with new rules targeting greenhouse gas emissions and continued enforcement attention.

28th Annual Texas Environmental Superconference 08-03-2016

V&E is proud to sponsor the 28th Annual Texas Environmental Superconference, Texas’s award-winning environmental conference, to be held in Austin on August 3-5. Environmental & Natural Resources partner Eric Groten served on the planning committee and partner George Wilkinson is participating in two panel presentations. 

Seventh Annual Hydraulic Fracturing Symposium 10-04-2017

On October 4, 2017, V&E hosted our annual seminar discussing timely topics surrounding unconventional oil and gas development.

BOEM Issues NTL Imposing More Stringent Financial Assurance Requirements on OCS Lessees for Decommissioning Liabilities 07-20-2016

V&E Environmental Law Update E-communication, July 20, 2016

On July 14, 2016, the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) issued a Notice to Lessees and Operators (NTL) conducting oil, natural gas, and sulfur activities on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) that overhauls the federal government’s offshore financial assurance program relating to the performance of decommissioning obligations on the OCS.

The Future of Clean Water Act Enforcement and the Jurisdictional Determination Program in the Wake of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes Co., Inc. 06-07-2016

V&E Environmental Law Update E-communication, June 7, 2016

The Supreme Court dealt the Obama Administration another Clean Water Act loss on May 31, 2016, ruling unanimously that landowners can more quickly go to court to challenge the federal government when it claims Clean Water Act jurisdiction over their property. 

V&E Launches Redesigned Climate Change and Water Blogs 04-11-2016

The firm’s Environmental and Natural Resources practice is pleased to unveil our newly redesigned Climate Change Blog and Water Blog.

EPA Announces Expanded National Enforcement Priorities For 2017–2019 02-25-2016

V&E Environmental Law Update E-communication, February 25, 2016

On February 18, 2016, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA” or the “Agency”) announced its National Enforcement Initiatives (NEIs) for fiscal years (FY) 2017–2019 via an update to the EPA website.

What to Expect in 2016 – Federal Environmental Regulatory Outlook for the Oil and Gas Industry 02-10-2016

Rough business conditions will continue to buffet the oil and gas industry in the new year. At the time of writing, a barrel of Brent crude oil was priced at $33.51, and natural gas was selling at $2.11 MM/Btu. 

V&E Launches Redesigned Shale & Fracking Tracker 10-18-2016

We welcome you to visit the V&E Shale & Fracking Tracker, a one-stop resource for the latest news, events, and materials related to legal, government, and industry developments in shale and hydraulic fracturing operations.

EPA’s National Enforcement Initiatives for Fiscal Years 2017–2019 10-01-2016

On October 1, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA”) National Enforcement Initiatives (“NEIs”) for fiscal years 2017-2019 took effect.

Results of EPA Study of Hydraulic Fracturing 09-03-2015

V&E Environmental partner, Larry Nettles, describes the results of the recently published U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) study on hydraulic fracturing and its impact on drinking water resources.

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