Energy Law

Environmental Justice Focus for the Oil & Gas Industry

May 5, 2021

Webinar begins at 12:30 pm CDT

Past Event

MCLE Credit available

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Duration: 1 hour

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The environmental justice movement is gaining momentum with the recent change in administration. This presentation will provide a brief history of the interface between environmental justice and the law, the current status of environmental justice initiatives and what is on the horizon, and the impact of those initiatives on the oil and gas industry.

Webinar begins at 12:30 pm CDT
Duration: 1 hour


Jamie Thompson
Shook Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
Kansas City, MO

Jamie Thompson is a partner in the Houston and Kansas City offices of Shook Hardy & Bacon, where he practices energy and environmental law on a national basis. Jamie’s practice includes representing energy companies in regulatory matters and litigation arising from the operation and construction of natural gas, crude oil, refined products, and gas liquids pipelines. With more than 30 years of experience in environmental law, he also represents oil and gas companies and other corporate clients in the environmental approval process for large-scale development and remediation projects, real property and commercial transactions, and environmental cost recovery litigation.

Thomas J. Grever
Shook Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
Kansas City, MO

Tom is a partner in the Environmental and Toxic Tort practice group of Shook, Hardy & Bacon. For over 25 years, he has represented regulated industries in environmental litigation and compliance matters under all major environmental statutes, with particular emphasis on air emissions, water pollution control and property remediation. He regularly represents energy sector clients in enforcement matters before federal and state agencies, in permitting approval and defense for construction of new facilities, and in appellate challenges to federal regulatory initiatives. Before entering private practice, Tom served as an assistant attorney general in the Ohio Attorney General’s Office environmental enforcement section.

Vanessa Dittman
Shook Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
Kansas City, MO

Vanessa Dittman is a senior associate in the Kansas City office of Shook Hardy & Bacon, where her practice focuses on litigation and compliance counseling on behalf of energy, manufacturing, and industrial clients nationwide. Vanessa has represented clients in litigation related to refineries and oil and gas pipelines, and in regulatory matters before state and federal agencies with regard to permitting, notices of violation, and negotiations and appeals of administrative orders. She has also represented energy companies in transactional matters, including industrial and commercial due diligence. Along with her J.D., she has an M.S. focused on energy science and technology and regularly utilizes that background in her work with the energy industry.

CLE Credit

Texas Course Number 174120401. This course has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE in the amount of 1.0 credit hours, of which no credit hours will apply to ethics/professional responsibility credit.

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