Ms. Durrant assists energy and mining clients with environmental compliance and litigation, with a focus on the Clean Air Act, as well as other environmental statutes such as the Clean Water Act, NEPA, and the National Historic Preservation Act. She has extensive experience with environmental litigation, administrative challenges, legislative and regulatory work, including advocacy and negotiation with federal and state agencies as well as analysis and critiques of proposed rules and administrative actions. Ms. Durrant has counseled clients on consultation with Indian tribes, federal public lands issues, and other environmental matters. In addition, Ms. Durrant advises clients on both domestic and international projects and has assisted two international governments in revising their mining laws and developing model contracts.
Ms. Durrant has worked directly with the EPA, FCC, FAA, and FERC to help clients challenge NAAQS designations, negotiate enforcement actions, and regulatory compliance issues. Ms. Durrant also has expertise in historic preservation and consultation with Indian tribes, and has conducted training and outreach with Indian tribes. In addition, she has helped clients meet NEPA and NHPA requirements and obtain FONSIs for energy projects, including consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Prior to joining Holland & Hart, Ms. Durrant was a Legal Fellow at the Institute for Clean and Secure Energy. As a Fellow, she conducted policy research on energy issues associated with the Clean Air Act, climate change legislation, unconventional fossil fuels, enhanced oil recovery, and carbon capture and sequestration. She has also worked with large energy law firms in Houston and Kazakhstan, and she has held positions as adjunct faculty and a research fellow at Brigham Young University in the Women's Research Institute, the Kennedy Center for International Studies, and the departments of Geography, Anthropology, and Social Work.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Marie B. Durrant