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5 Steps to Take when Working with Cultural and Historic Resources

Working with cultural and historic sites can be a sensitive proposition. In a recent example, the federal government requested a temporary cessation of the Dakota Access oil pipeline that runs through the reservation of an American Indian tribe, the Standing Rock Sioux.Continue Reading →

3 Recent Updates for Threatened and Endangered Species

The Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973 provides for the conservation of species that are endangered or threatened, and the ecosystems on which they depend. Compliance with the ESA can represent a significant regulatory challenge for many projects, so keeping up-do-date with changes in the ESA program can help achieve a successful project.

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Top 5 Steps of Conducting Oil & Gas Due Diligence

When purchasing an oil or gas facility or property, buyers should be aware of the lurking risks. One way to mitigate some of the risk is by performing thorough pre-purchase environmental due diligence. This will help to ensure that permits and records are in order, no significant contamination is present on site, and no legal encumbrances are associated with the properties.

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New Title Requirements for Fort Worth District Mitigation Banks

4 Highlights of the Clean Water Rule

Louisiana Wetlands

In spring 2014, we updated our subscribers on the EPA’s proposed Waters of the United States (WOUS) rule, more commonly called the Clean Water Rule (CWR). Well, a year later, the rule was formalized in the Federal Register on June 29, 2015. Here are four things you need to know about this new rule and what it could mean for you.

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