Veronica Keithley

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Veronica Keithley advises clients on environmental permitting, compliance, and in defending against enforcement, with a results-oriented approach. Veronica focuses on issues related to the Clean Water Act, including NPDES permitting, water quality, and wastewater management and compliance in Washington and Alaska for industrial operations, transportation facilities, and resource development projects. Veronica also advises oil and gas and mining clients in Alaska on natural resource and development issues. She has defended clients in federal litigation and enforcement matters.

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Reversing 30-Year Policy, U.S. DOJ Says Settlements Can No Longer Include Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs)

This post was co-authored by Beth Ginsberg & Krista McIntyre. The U.S. Department of Justice (U.S. DOJ) recently issued a memorandum stating that settlements, including consent decrees, entered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other federal agencies can no longer include a Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP), unless the SEP is expressly authorized by Congress. … Continue Reading