[Webinar] Linear Infrastructure Redux: Adapting Your Projects to Meet the New Regulatory Climate

June 15th, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm PT
Nossaman LLP
June 15th, 2021
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM PT

Linear infrastructure projects, including oil and gas pipelines, electric transmission lines and transportation, have faced a number of regulatory challenges over the last year. Some of these challenges stem from changes in regulatory schemes, adverse court holdings or drastically shifting policy initiatives. Others result from the uncertainty inherent in pending listing decisions under the Endangered Species Act, updates to the Nationwide Permitting Program under the Clean Water Act, the ever-changing definition of Waters of the United States and the Biden administration’s “30 by 30” initiative.

Please join our Environment & Land Use and Energy attorneys for a complimentary webinar on June 15, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PT, to discuss potential paths allowing energy providers to move forward and reduce the risk of project delay or cancellation. For those of you who viewed our July 30, 2020 webinar on this topic, we covered a number of regulatory, policy and judicial developments that continue to evolve in 2021. Building on that discussion, we will examine new developments significantly impacting linear infrastructure and provide insight into how companies can manage risk in this uncertain regulatory climate.

Topics to be covered include:

  • The latest status of regulations governing implementation of the Endangered Species Act, the National Environmental Policy Act and related litigation;
  • Developments addressing the scope of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act’s criminal liability;
  • Impacts of recent court rulings on the construction of oil and gas pipelines and other linear projects;
  • The status of the litigation definition of Waters of the United States and potential repercussions from litigation challenging the rule;
  • Changes to the 2021 Nationwide Permits and what they mean for ongoing litigation on NWP 12;
  • Rescission of multiple rules aimed at clarifying agency procedures for issuing guidance documents; and
  • Impacts on linear development stemming from revocation of Trump administration executive orders relating to environmental streamlining and Biden administration executive orders focused on linear projects, environmental justice and climate change.

Our panel will also devote time for a substantive Q&A session following the presentation, so we invite you to submit your questions while registering or during the webinar.

Not able to attend the live webinar on June 15th? Register now to receive a link to the on-demand recording once the live broadcast has concluded.

Nossaman LLP is an approved MCLE provider and certifies that this activity is approved for 1.5 hours of general credit for California. An application for Texas MCLE accreditation of this program is pending.

Questions? Please contact Jessica Ku at jku@nossaman.com.

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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