SB 4 EIR on Hydraulic Fracturing Receives Merit Award from AEP

Senate Bill 4 (SB 4), which was sponsored by Senator Fran Pavley and signed into law on September 20, 2013, required the Department of Conservation and its Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) to prepare an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) in order to study potential environmental impacts from well stimulation treatments. Senior Partner Jim Moose and Associate Elizabeth Sarine worked closely with Aspen Environmental Group and DOGGR staff on the SB 4 EIR.

DOGGR certified the Final EIR for the “Analysis of Oil and Gas Well Stimulation Treatments in California” on July 1, 2015.

The California Association of Environmental Professionals (AEP) has selected the SB 4 EIR for a Merit Award in the category of Outstanding Environmental Analysis Document, to be presented at AEP’s April 4, 2016 conference. The plaque for the award explicitly recognizes the “substantial assistance from the law firm of Remy, Moose and Manley” provided during the preparation of the EIR.