Sarah Taylor is an associate in Stoel Rives’ Environment, Land Use and Natural Resources group. She has broad experience counseling clients in permitting mines, development projects, and mitigation banks and has defended clients against Clean Water Act (CWA) violations. Sarah also assists clients with general land use matters, including rezoning and Planned Development applications.
Nearly two months ago, on November 19, 2019, the Department of Conservation’s Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources (“DOGGR”) announced a moratorium on approvals of new oil extraction wells that use a high-pressure cyclic steaming process to break apart a geological formation to extract oil. The announcement did not contain much, if any, detail … Continue Reading
After years of investigation, the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board (“Regional Board”) issued a cleanup and abatement order (“CAO”) to San Diego Gas & Electric Company (“SDG&E”) after finding that SDG&E caused or permitted waste to be discharged into the San Diego Bay, and thereby created, or threatened to create, pollution and nuisance … Continue Reading