Jennifer Keane

Partner

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Austin

P: +1.512.322.2594 F: +1.512.322.8394

Oil & Gas

  • Strategic counseling and CAA audit assistance, including obtaining appropriate permit authorizations, associated with upstream acquisitions in Texas
  • Enforcement defense (EPA and State) of upstream and midstream emission events

Refineries

  • Strategic counseling on permitting issues associated with refinery expansions and MACT compliance and enforcement defense arising from unauthorized air releases and historical noncompliances identified through inspections and audits; negotiations on behalf of refiners include permits, state compliance agreements, agreed orders and EPA consent decrees

Petrochemical

  • Defended company in lawsuit brought by state attorney general alleging widespread Clean Air Act violations at multiple chemical plants in Texas
  • Provided legal assistance to obtain air permits for the construction and operation of the (then) world’s largest ethylene plant and associated chemical plants

Manufacturing

  • Fiberglass manufacturer – represented company’s interests in rulemaking to prevent imposition of stringent NOx regulations on manufacturer’s Texas operations
  • Insulation manufacturer – provided legal assistance to obtain permits in multiple states to authorize conversion of plants to use VOCs as blowing agent in lieu of ozone-depleting substances

Other

  • Battery recycling company – strategic counseling on 2008 lead NAAQS and 2012 MACT implementation issues, including SIP negotiations with EPA and state agency, permitting issues, compliance obligations and enforcement defense
  • Forest products company – negotiation of a favorable compliance order to address historic state and federal Clean Air Act violations in Louisiana