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JOHN B. KING, Partner, Breazeale, Sachse & Wilson LLP

Since the beginning of the Trump administration, many of the rules issued by the Obama administration, such as the Clean Power Plan and the Clean Water Rule, have been targeted for review. more

Health, Safety & Environmental

EPA proposed revisions to the emission standards for the oil and natural gas sector, which has become known as the Methane Rule, on Sept. 11, 2018. more

Drilling & Exploration

On the 500th day of the Trump administration, EPA touted its "notable policy achievements," highlighting nine such achievements in a "promises made, promises kept" format. more

Health, Safety & Environmental

EPA's enforcement presence has been reduced over the past several years. This trend will continue during the Trump administration as EPA redefines its relationship with states and tribes. more

Health, Safety & Environmental

The construction of large and small infrastructure and capital projects has increased significantly over the past several years. Best management practices applicable to construction activities include: clearing, grading and excavation... more

Engineering, Procurement & Construction

The rule, also known as the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule, was widely criticized for expanding jurisdiction over tributaries and wetlands. more

Health, Safety & Environmental

EPA is continuing its attempts to stay or postpone various Obama-era requirements on the oil and gas industry. It has proposed 90-day and two-year stays of the most recent and encompassing regulations imposed during the last years of the Obama admin. more

Health, Safety & Environmental

The Trump administration has recently signaled a retrenchment in agency actions. more

Health, Safety & Environmental

Since the beginning of the Trump administration, many of the rules issued by the Obama administration, such as the Clean Power Plan and the Clean Water Rule, have been targeted for review. more

Health, Safety & Environmental

Many environmental regulations have been in place for years and provide a certain level of continuity. However, the national ambient air quality standard for ozone has not proven itself a model of stability over the years. more

Health, Safety & Environmental

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

Health, Safety & Environmental

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

Refining/Petrochemical

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

Health, Safety & Environmental

The saga of the amendments to the Risk Management Program (RMP) continues. more

Health, Safety & Environmental

Pipelines are essential to get crude oil and natural gas from a production site to processing and then for use in the market. more

Pipeline/Transportation

The new Trump administration has made repeated statements regarding overly burdensome environmental regulations. more

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

Health, Safety & Environmental

EPA recently finalized a rule that provides a measure of clarity and certainity for permitting sources in the onshore oil and gas industry. The new rule, published June 3, defines and clarifies the meaning of the term “adjacent” for determining when more

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

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

Health, Safety & Environmental

The Supreme Court recently issued a stay of the Clean Power Plan, the Obama administration’s signature regulation addressing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from existing power plants. more

Health, Safety & Environmental

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