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Colin G. Harris

Colin G. Harris

Bryan Cave LLP

Boulder, CO, USA


COLIN G. HARRIS, PARTNER
BRYAN CAVE LLP

For over twenty years, Colin Harris has served energy and natural resources industries in all aspects of federal and state environmental law, and public lands, pipeline safety, litigation, and OSHA matters. His clients operate exploration and production facilities, and engage in well servicing, midstream compression and processing, pipeline transmission, storage, crude oil refining, mining and power. Colin has particular expertise and experience in Clean Air Act matters, including the highly specialized regulations that impact energy and oil and gas equipment, and the unique and rapidly evolving air issues that impact the resource-intensive Mountain West. His experience touches on every aspect of the Clean Air Act, from permitting to greenhouse gas regulation to enforcement defense. Colin regularly works with engineers, field personnel, senior management and counsel for operators, has inspected almost every type of oil, gas and energy facility, and knows the regulators who oversee these operations. He understands his client’s businesses. Colin leverages all of this experience to achieve successful results in a counseling role, in transactions, in rulemakings, in stakeholder processes, and in the courtroom. Colin also regularly handles NEPA and ESA matters, oil spill emergencies and enforcement, citizen suit defense, Office of Pipeline Safety and OSHA hearings, natural resource damages claims, and has a long history defending property and tort actions. He also has extensive experience representing companies confronting air quality matters in Indian Country. Colin recently authored a Guest Column about hydraulic fracturing in Forbes.com, which you can read at http://www.forbes.com/sites/energysource/2012/05/08/why-anti-fracking-groups-are-shifting-their-story-from-water-to-air-quality/.
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