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Energy Evolution
Energy Evolution

Methane gas has been the subject of yo-yoing regulation—and regulatory roll-backs—over the past few years.

Energy Evolution

July 30, 2020
Energy Evolution
Energy Evolution

On June 29, 2020, the EPA issued an Addendum to its March 2020 COVID-19 Temporary Enforcement Policy (“Policy”) announcing that the Policy will terminate in its entirety on August 31, 2020.

Energy Evolution

July 6, 2020
Event Recap
Event Recap
This program will feature former high-ranking officials from the DOJ and EPA leading an in-depth discussion of how companies can better navigate environmental compliance and limit risks during these...

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Thursday, June 18, 2020
Video
V&E+
V&E+

Eric Groten, a partner in Environmental & Natural Resources at V&E, and his wife Maria will be honored later this year for their work with Austin’s ZACH Theatre at the theater’s annual Red, Hot & Soul gala. “Eric and Maria have been involved in every aspect of ZACH Theatre,” said ZACH Artistic Director Dave Steakley….

V&E+

April 8, 2020
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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V&E+

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…

V&E+

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
Energy Evolution
Energy Evolution

On 14 November 2019, the Board of Directors of the European Investment Bank (“EIB”), the world’s largest multilateral bank, adopted a new Energy Lending Policy (the “Policy”), which aims to end EIB…

Energy Evolution

January 7, 2020
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V&E+

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…

V&E+

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