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COLORADO BAR ASSOCIATION
NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY LAW SECTION
MONTHLY CLE LUNCHEON
 

Friday, January 10, 2014
12:00 Noon - Lunch
Wynkoop Brewing Company
1634 18th Street, Denver, CO 80202
Parking available at street meters and garages at Union Station and 18th and Wazee.

SpeakerS:
Kathleen Schroder
Bjork Lindley Little PC
 

Topic
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“UPDATE ON ESA REGULATIONS AND POLICY AFFECTING OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT”
 
In 2013, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service pursued numerous rulemakings under the Endangered Species Act that may affect oil and gas operations.  The Service revised its regulations related to the designation of critical habitat and proposed to revise its regulations related to Section 7 consultations and incidental take statements.  Additionally, the FWS exercised its authority to issue special rules for threatened species under section 4(d) of ESA in a proposed rule related to the lesser prairie-chicken.  These efforts precede an anticipated rulemaking to revise the definition of “adverse modification” of critical habitat.  In the meantime, the FWS continues to reach decisions to list or not list candidate species pursuant to its 2011 settlement.  This presentation will review the Service's recent rulemaking and listing efforts and describe the implications of these efforts on oil and gas operations.
 
Submitted for one (1) general credit.
 
The cost of the luncheon is $30.00 for section members (seniors over 62, $27.00, and students and law clerks, $10) and $35.00 for non-members. The first 5 students who RSVP and show up in person, will be admitted free of charge, as guests of the Section.
 
***CALL-IN OPTION***
 
There is now a call-in option available for $10. The instructions, materials and affidavit are emailed to you the day before the program. Please register in advance for the call-in option as well.

Reservations must be received no later than Noon on Wednesday, January 8, 2014.  To RSVP, send an e-mail to lunches@cobar.org.  Please specify if you prefer if a vegetarian lunch.  All cancellations or no-shows after Noon on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 will be charged the cost of the luncheon.
 
We now offer online registration as well. Please be sure to log into the website before trying to register.
 
 
Be sure to check the Natural Resources and Energy Law Section webpage for upcoming events!