Energy, Environmental, Natural Resources, Oil and Gas Law

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Just like our clients.

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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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Energy News

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
  • Executive Rights, Good Faith and Fair Dealing in Texas: Recent Developments - view
  • Senate Bill 2019-181 Did Not Resurrect Longmont’s 2012 Hydraulic Fracturing Bans - view

Spotlight

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.

Full Announcement

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.

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