With diverse experience relating to governmental affairs, the Burns White Energy Group is well suited to advise energy industry clients in governmental relations.

We have experience handling the unique complications which can arise in dealing with federal, state, county, and local government levels. Whether it is a local zoning board hearing to determine where a pad site can be located, a permit hearing in front of a state public utility commission, or even an administrative hearing before the Department of Environmental Protection Environmental Hearing Board, we can effectively guide our clients in navigating the confusing maze of rules and agencies which regulate the industry.

Our energy attorneys are also involved in government lobbying efforts on behalf of the energy industry through our efforts with the Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association, Ohio Oil and Gas Association, and Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia.  We can also review proposed regulations to determine how they will impact our clients and prepare formal comments to both state and federal agencies prior to the adoption of a specific regulation.