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Our cross-practice panel of Tax and Project Finance attorneys discussed long-awaited IRS guidance for carbon capture projects and alternatives for structuring investments in these projects, focusing on the ...

Energy Evolution

Thursday, July 30, 2020
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Environmental
Environmental

A number of environmental, health, and safety regulatory agencies are beginning to recognize that companies are challenged in their ability to meet deadlines, and no doubt more will follow.

Environmental

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

March 24, 2020
Insight
Insight

The Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (the “CSB”) has issued a final rule that, for the first time ever, requires direct accidental release reporting to the CSB of regulated substances under certain conditions (the “Final Reporting Rule”).

V&E Environmental Law Update

February 17, 2020
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The challenge demanded refined problem-solving skills, including the ability to manage multiple and, at times, conflicting priorities. Fortunately, Corinne Snow was up to the task. Recently, as counsel and chief of staff in the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, Snow helped manage the Division of more than 400 attorneys…

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February 17, 2020
Environmental
Environmental

Last week, the EPA announced two significant settlements for violations of the Clean Air Act relating to emissions of volatile organic compounds (“VOCs”) from upstream oil and gas production facilities…

Environmental

January 28, 2020
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A coal mine was on the brink of closure. For environmentalists, it was welcome news. But for residents of a Native American tribal reservation who relied on mining jobs to support their families, the consequences of a closure would be devastating. As an attorney for the mining company during the Obama Administration, it was Patrick…

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January 6, 2020
Environmental
Environmental

On December 19, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) opened a limited-time opportunity for existing owners of upstream oil and gas facilities to discover, correct, and self-disclose…

Environmental

December 23, 2019
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To the untrained eye, policy and data-driven discussions among a mild-mannered group of elected officials and panelists may not seem all that exciting. But at a recent congressional subcommittee hearing, V&E partner Ron Tenpas was in his element. “It was a lot of fun,” Tenpas, a member of V&E’s Environmental and Natural Resources practice, said….

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April 10, 2019
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It was far from a typical airplane landing. In 2008, when V&E partner Ron Tenpas was serving as Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice under President George W. Bush, the U.S. Navy was facing a number of high-profile lawsuits. Environmental groups had sued the Navy…

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February 11, 2019
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When V&E Partner Margaret Peloso talks to law students about why she became a lawyer, she offers a simple explanation: sharks. As a student at Duke University majoring in Marine Biology, Peloso used to conduct underwater research off the coast of North Carolina, where bumping into sharks was not uncommon. “Having gone through that enough…

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August 21, 2018
Shale & Fracking Tracker
Shale & Fracking Tracker

On February 12, 2018, the Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”) released a pre-publication version of a proposed rule (the “Proposed Rule”) to modify the 2016 Waste Prevention Rule (the “Waste Prevention…

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Shale & Fracking Tracker

February 21, 2018