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Recent Developments in Environmental and Natural-Resource Development Regulations

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Produced on April 23, 2018

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Course Information

Time 1h 36m
Difficulty Advanced
Topics covered in this course: Environmental Oil, Gas, & Energy

Course Description

There are developments left and right from within EPA, the Army Corps, the Department of the Interior, and the federal courts concerning these federal agencies’ efforts to modify or rescind Obama-era regulations concerning environmental and natural resource-development related rules and policies.  Some are favorable for the Administration and some are not, given the sometimes conflict between the Administrative Procedures Act and executive branch agencies exercise of their policy prerogatives. 

Join attorney Paul M. Seby for an update to his extremely popular course discussing the current and evolved regulatory landscape and conclusions reached by various courts that have considered these evolving issues. Mr. Seby will discuss a variety of matters, ranging from those involving EPA and the Army Corps’ “Waters of the U.S.” Rule, and the EPA Methane Rules. He will also address the Clean Power Plan and EGU New Source Rule to the BLM’s Hydraulic Fracturing and Venting & Flaring Rules to the EPA’s “Sue and Settle” policy.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify recent federal court activity related to the EPA
  2. Address evolving issues, including the "Waters of the U.S." Rule and EPA Methane Rules
  3. Discuss the current regulatory landscape

Credit Information

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Paul M. Seby

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Paul Seby is a leading practitioner in the Rocky Mountain region, with nearly 25 years' experience analyzing a myriad of environmental issues. He counsels public and private clients in the energy, mining, manufacturing, and service industries on how to navigate and successfully operate within the complex framework of state and federal environmental regulations and policies. Mr. Seby has vast experience prosecuting cases to enforce and overturn administrative agency regulations and decisions, and has defended clients in federal and state enforcement proceedings, in appearances before the U.S. Supreme Court, several U.S. Courts of Appeal, and the Colorado Supreme Court, among others. Bearing in mind that a successful outcome is often a combination of traditional and non-traditional legal strategy, Mr. Seby leverages his experience to negotiate with government agencies and adversary groups.

Whether a lending transaction, M&A transaction, or other business venture, clients across the country trust Mr. Seby to draw upon his comprehensive understanding of how government programs and agencies function to identify existing and potential environmental pitfalls they may face in achieving their business goals. He efficiently and effectively guides his clients in developing practical, workable solutions that overcome legal and business challenges, and has been recognized for his work by many leading legal publications.


  • Environmental litigation 
  • Energy and regulatory compliance
  • Climate change
  • Governmental affairs and investigations


Erik G.

Not really applicable to my practice, but I could see how this would be valuable to others.

Therese H.


Cody D.

several issues intersected with my practice area.

Karen P.

well done

Gordon P.


John A. M.

Solid, informative presentation by a knowledgable practicioner. Would recommend.

William W.

good, sound presentation

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