Kimberly Hellwig

Kimberly Hellwig

Kimberly Hellwig is a paralegal with the firm’s Energy Development practice group and also supports the firm’s Environmental Land Use and Natural Resources practice group. Kimberly assists clients with all aspects of energy project development, including siting, environmental review, and permitting, as well as regulatory proceedings. Kimberly has a paralegal certificate from an ABA-approved program and a bachelor’s degree in business management.

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Update: Oil & Gas Related Bills Introduced in the 2017-2018 Legislative Session

Stoel Rives’ Oil & Gas Team has been monitoring bills introduced by California legislators since the beginning of the 2017-2018 Legislative Session.  June 2, 2017 was the deadline by which the Legislature was required to pass bills out of the house of origin. Failing to meet that deadline does not automatically prevent a bill from … Continue Reading

Oil & Gas Related Bills Introduced in the 2017-2018 Legislative Session

February 17, 2017 marked the deadline by which legislators had to introduce bills for the first half of the 2017-2018 Legislative Session.  The Stoel Rives’ Oil & Gas Team has been and will continue to monitor bills throughout the current two-year session and will provide periodic updates as to the status of those bills.  Below … Continue Reading

Status of Oil and Gas-related Bills Proposed in California’s 2015-2016 Legislative Session

February 27, 2015 was the deadline for lawmakers to introduce legislation to the 2015-2016 California Legislative Session and several bills related to oil and gas activities were introduced.  Below is a summary of those bills. Stoel Rives is monitoring these bills and will provide periodic updates as the bills move through the legislative process. SENATE … Continue Reading

Drilling Bill Fails in Assembly

SB 1096 (Jackson), which sought to foreclose the possibility of oil drilling in state waters from wells that could be drilled at Vandenberg Air Force Base, was defeated in the Assembly on Tuesday.  Pursuant to the Legislature’s summary of the bill, the California Coastal Sanctuary Act of 1994 authorizes the California State Lands Commission (SLC) … Continue Reading

SB-1281 Amended to Remove Requirement for Oil, Gas Drillers to Use Recycled Water

SB-1281 faced strong industry opposition due to the bill’s requirement that oil and gas drilling companies use recycled water for new operations during drought emergencies.  Industry representatives have stated that such requirements would violate the California constitution and other laws.  In response, the bill’s author, Senator Fran Pavley, last week agreed to amendments, which removed … Continue Reading

Updated Status of Oil and Gas-related Bills in California’s Legislature

The end of the 2013-2014 legislative session is coming to a close.  Below are key deadlines for the Legislature and Governor: August 15 was the last day for fiscal committees to meet and report bills to the Floor. August 18-31 Floor Session only – no committees, other than conference committees and Rules committee, may meet … Continue Reading

SB 1281 (Pavley): Oil & Gas Production; Water Use Reporting

SB-1281 was amended in the Assembly Committee on Appropriations on August 4, 2014.  A scheduled hearing on August 6 was postponed and held on suspense under Joint Rule 62(a).  As of this writing, a hearing has not yet been rescheduled.  The following provides a snapshot of the proposed text of SB-1281: Requires the use, or … Continue Reading
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