Jon Airey, an attorney in the energy group, was quoted in a Law360 story titled “Energy Legislation And Regulation To Watch In 2015.” The story highlighted several energy legislative and regulatory changes that could occur in the coming year. Airey was quoted in the section regarding changes to animals listed on the endangered species list.
The story states:
“On the legislative front, the recent $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill passed by Congress includes a rider barring the FWS for putting the greater sage-grouse, whose habitat covers a large area in several energy-rich Western states, on the endangered species list.
While the greater-sage grouse has drawn the most attention, Vorys Sater Seymour and Pease LLP partner Jon Airey says an endangered listing for the northern long-eared bat, which has an even wider range, could be an even bigger roadblock for energy development.
‘That could have a significant regulatory impact on all economic development in [many states], depending on what they do,’ said Airey, who also serves as the law committee chair for the Independent Petroleum Association of America and general counsel to the Ohio Oil and Gas Association.”
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