JOHN B. KING, Partner, Brazeale, Sachse & Wilson

The EPA continues to implement the de-regulatory agenda of President Trump. One rule now being reviewed for repeal and revision is the Clean Water Rule. more

Oct 16, 2017 12:54 PM Health, Safety & Environmental

The Trump administration has made it no secret that it seeks to unleash the potential of American-produced energy. more

Sep 28, 2017 7:00 AM Refining/Petrochemical

President Trump has signaled a desire to reduce the burden caused by environmental regulations. more

Aug 14, 2017 9:06 AM Health, Safety & Environmental

Although coal has been hardest hit by regulations from the Obama administration, the oil and gas sector has seen its fair share over the past several years. more

Feb 20, 2017 11:29 AM , Health, Safety & Environmental

The Supreme Court’s decision in Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes provides a welcome and much-needed avenue for the review of approved jurisdictional determinations (JD) issued by the Corps of Engineers. more

Aug 1, 2016 12:00 AM Health, Safety & Environmental

The oil and gas sector is suffering from the recent reduction in prices. Lower prices mean fewer wells being drilled, reduced employment in the sector and a slowly diminishing production rate. more

Jun 1, 2016 12:00 AM Health, Safety & Environmental

EPA has taken a page from Nathaniel Hawthorne to paint a regulatory scarlet “E” on otherwise law-abiding companies. more

Mar 1, 2016 12:00 AM Health, Safety & Environmental

After tightening the noose and choking the coal industry through such stringent regulatory efforts as the Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) Rule and the Clean Power Plan, EPA now seems to be focusing its efforts on the petroleum industry. more

Feb 1, 2016 12:00 AM Health, Safety & Environmental

The EPA issued its final rule on Sept. 29 seeking to further control emissions of hazardous air pollutants (HAP) and volatile organic compounds (VOC) from petroleum refineries. more

Dec 1, 2015 12:00 AM Health, Safety & Environmental

​The export of crude oil was banned largely in reaction to the 1973 Arab oil embargo. Now, momentum seems to be in favor of reversing the ban. more

Nov 1, 2015 12:00 AM Drilling & Exploration

In what will likely disrupt energy production and raise the price of electricity while doing very little to combat climate change, the Obama Administration recently finalized its regulations of greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. more

Oct 1, 2015 12:00 AM Health, Safety & Environmental

During the golden age of discovery, an explorer arriving at the mouth of an unknown river would plant his country’s flag and claim all lands drained by that river for his sovereign. In modern times, t... more

Jun 1, 2014 5:00 AM Health, Safety & Environmental