Energy, Environmental, Natural Resources, Oil and Gas Law
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Just like our clients.
We focus on energy and natural resources law.
We’ve made it a priority in our law practice to understand all segments of the conventional and emerging energy industries, including the regulatory and political contexts within which companies in these industries operate.
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July 14, 2021
Employers May Mandate COVID-19 Vaccinations - view
Earned and Unused Vacation Pay Forfeiture Policies and Agreements are Void in Colorado - view
June 16, 2021
Federal Court Blocks Biden Ban on Oil and Gas Leasing - view
May 27, 2021
Permian and Delaware Basins Targeted in Proposed ESA Listing - view
May 20, 2021
Climate Litigation Win for Industry: Some Procedural Clarity, But Not a Panacea - view
May 3, 2021
BLM Issues New Federal Oil and Gas Leasing Policies; Reinstates Obama Era Policies - view
April 29, 2021
Interior Revokes Orders Supporting Federal Oil and Gas Development and Issues Order Prioritizing Climate Change and Renewable Energy Projects - view
PHMSA’s Rulemaking – Natural Gas Pipeline Leak Detection and Repair - view
Colorado Proposing Workforce Commuting Rule - view
Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining Proposes Rules on Administrative Penalties - view
April 8, 2021
New Mexico’s New Venting, Flaring, and Gas Capture Rules - view
Transparency in Pay Under Colorado’s New Wage Equality Act - view
FERC Reverses Course on Greenhouse Gas Analysis - view
March 8, 2021
Colorado Air Quality Update: New Pneumatic Controller Rules Adopted, Cap and Trade Proposal Rejected - view
Produced Water Series, Part 3 of 4: Multi-State Regulatory Update for Produced Water - view
Social Cost of Greenhouse Gases – Updated Interim Estimates – Costs are Increasing - view
February 16, 2021
Regulatory Update: Nationwide Permit Rule; Migratory Bird Rule; and 2020 Valuation Reform and Civil Penalty Rule - view
Case Alert – Northwest Landowners Association v. North Dakota, et al. No. 05-2019-CV-00085 (Northeast Judicial Dist. January 21, 2021) - view
January 21, 2021
President Biden’s Executive Order on Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis - view
January 20, 2021
U.S. Army Corps – Final Rule Modifies Clean Water Act Nationwide Permit 12 for Oil and Gas Pipeline Activities - view
New Regulations Clarify that the MBTA Applies to Intentional Acts Only - view
New Rules Aim to Curtail Discrimination in Lending - view
Produced Water Series, Part 2 of 4: New Mexico’s Recent and Upcoming Rule Changes - view
January 11, 2021
Environmental Defense Fund Petitions the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission to Promulgate Greenhouse Gas Cap and Trade Regulations - view
New U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Regulations for Critical Habitat Designations - view
January 11, 2021
User’s Guide for the Congressional Review Act and Last-Minute Federal Regulations and Policies - view
December 2, 2020
COGCC Update: Commission Approves Comprehensive Changes to 200-600 Series, and 800, 900, and 1200 Series Rules - view
Striking “Oil,” a Case Alert - Craig v. Anadarko No. 19CA1441 (Colo. App. November 19, 2020) - view
November 11, 2020
New Mexico Oil Conservation Commission Undertakes Produced Water Spills Rulemaking - view
November 10, 2020
Beatty & Wozniak Pleased to Announce Devon D.A. Bell as Denver Litigation Associate
Devon D.A. Bell is a native Coloradan, born and raised in Littleton and now based in Denver. Before joining Beatty & Wozniak’s litigation team, Mr. Bell obtained extensive litigation experience in both the civil and workers’ compensation arenas working for several defense firms in the Denver Metro area. He also has experience advising oil and gas clients on development and operational issues including fraud and royalty, contract, and employment disputes.
Rebecca (Becky) H. Noecker
Rebecca (Becky) H. Noecker of Breckenridge, Colorado, passed away May 10, 2021, following a swimming accident on the island of Maui in Hawaii. Becky was born on October 10, 1951, in Laramie, Wyoming. She graduated with Honors and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Wyoming in 1974 and, following a brief career as a social worker, returned to the University to graduate from the law school with Honors and first in her class in 1979. Thereafter, she practiced with the law firm of Johnson, MacPherson & Noecker in Rawlins, Wyoming, before joining the legal department of Colorado Interstate Gas Company (CIG) in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She rose to become Senior Vice President and General Counsel of CIG and, ultimately, the General Counsel for Pipelines for CIG’s parent company, The Coastal Corporation in Houston, Texas. She left that position in 2001 to join the law firm of Beatty & Wozniak in Denver, Colorado, from which she retired in 2020.
She is survived by her husband, Gerard Blom, her two sons, Chris and Matt Noecker, her siblings, Barbara and Dennis and four grandchildren, Abbie, Katie, Julia, and Aspen. A burial service will be held at Green Hill Cemetery in Laramie, Wyoming, on June 12. Gifts in lieu of flowers may be made to Father Dyer Methodist Church in Breckenridge, Colorado.
Beatty & Wozniak Pleased to Announce
Theresa Sauer’s Return
Theresa Sauer, former lead counsel for BPX Energy’s Eagle Ford and Wamsutter assets, returns to Beatty & Wozniak as a shareholder. She brings extensive in-house experience supporting development and operational needs in the oil fields including supporting landowner negotiations, access needs, supply chain, and environmental compliance. Theresa also has hands-on experience overseeing and resolving litigation between lessors and lessees, operators and working interest partners, producers and royalty owners, and operators and service providers.
2019 “Top Women in Energy”
Beatty & Wozniak Shareholder Deana Allen has been named a 2019 “Top Women in Energy” honoree by the Denver Business Journal. Top Women in Energy recognizes women whose position, knowledge or expertise helps guide the sector. This is the sixth year the Denver Business Journal has honored women in the energy industry. Deana was honored at an award ceremony on April 23, 2019.
Deana’s practice is devoted exclusively to the oil and gas industry and encompasses the areas of title review and rendering of related opinions, due diligence, leases, joint operating agreements, farmouts, and development agreements. In addition, she represents clients in the areas of acquisition and divestiture and represents borrowers and lenders in finance transactions secured by oil and gas assets consisting of undeveloped acreage and producing properties.
Along with her involvement in industry groups, Deana is also active in philanthropy and the community. She is passionate about issues facing the special needs community and is currently Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for a non-profit organization employing over 300 people providing services to special needs kids and their families. She has also been actively involved in fundraising efforts for the arts and, most recently, established a non-profit organization that provides clean drinking water solutions to the people of Nepal and Ecuador.