Kate Lindekugel

About Kate Lindekugel

As an environmental scientist, Kate has more than 13 years of experience including ecological surveys and field studies, functional assessments, preparing environmental reports and permits, data management, stream channel and wetland restoration, peer reviewed research, and coordinating with local, state, and federal regulatory agencies, as well as public and private stakeholders.

Top 5 Steps of Conducting Oil and Gas Due Diligence

By |2018-11-02T08:29:34-04:00March 8th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

New Title Requirements for Fort Worth District Mitigation Banks

By |2018-11-02T08:30:26-04:00December 4th, 2015|Tags: , , |

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District has recently started requiring new land title information before submitting a complete prospectus on new wetland and stream mitigation banks. Complicated Title Issues There have been a number of projects that have been subject to these new requirements. Title issues can be a complex, [...]

3 Key Ways to Restore & Recharge Your Water Supply

By |2018-11-02T08:32:01-04:00December 3rd, 2015|Tags: , , , |

Most water resources managers agree that clean drinking water doesn’t start at your tap, it starts at the source. In states with an abundance of wetlands, wetland habitats can store and slow the flow of floodwaters, sustaining rivers and streams, while also serving as a source of water. To that end, it’s important [...]

4 Ways to Achieve a Bat-Friendly Project Site

By |2018-11-02T08:34:39-04:00August 13th, 2015|Tags: , , |

Eight species of bats within the U.S. are listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) as threatened or endangered, and several others are proposed for listing or listed as threatened and/or endangered by a state agency. Increasingly, projects must demonstrate lack of impact to bat migration, foraging zones, and nesting sites or have [...]

Impacting Texas Communities

By |2018-11-02T08:38:59-04:00January 7th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , |

From community involvement to networking opportunities, we dedicated time to impact Texas communities and industries in 2014 and plan to do even more in 2015. Below is one of our favorite experiences. From community involvement to networking opportunities, we dedicated time to impact Texas communities and industries in 2014 and plan to do [...]

Canada Finds New Oil Route to Avoid US Environmental Policy

By |2018-11-02T08:40:03-04:00September 12th, 2014|Tags: , , |

The Alberta Oil Sands in Canada are the third largest oil reserve in the world with 168 billion barrels, but it lies isolated and trapped. Currently, TransCanada’s Keystone and Gulf Coast Pipelines provide a direct conduit from Alberta to the refineries in the Gulf Coast of Texas, but it couldn’t meet the capacity [...]

EPA Updates Requirements for Well Completions, Storage Tanks & Natural Gas Processing Plants

By |2018-11-02T08:39:50-04:00September 10th, 2014|Tags: , , , |

The EPA has recently released updates and clarifications to its 2012 New Source Performance Standards for the oil and natural gas industry. These updates do not change the emission reduction requirements, but clarify technical aspects of well completion requisites, storage tank emission standards, and further explain definitions within the ruling. The EPA has [...]