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EPA and State Environmental Policies to Address Environmental Compliance During the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • A 1-Hour Live Webinar
  • May 13, 2020

Speakers & committee


JENNIFER FARY is Senior Counsel in the Environmental & Safety Law Group at Chevron. She earned her B.S. in Environmental Science from Virginia Tech, and her J.D. from William & Mary. Prior to joining Chevron, Jennifer was in-house counsel for a global metals company and prior to that she was in private practice in the environmental group of a national law firm. 

 JOHN R. JACUS is a senior partner in the Environmental Practice Group at Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, in Denver. He represents clients under all major federal and state environmental laws and regulatory programs, currently devoting much of his practice to Clean Air Act (CAA) matters. Mr. Jacus’ environmental practice has emphasized the unique legal and operational requirements applicable to the oil and gas, mining and other natural resources and energy industries, while also frequently addressing manufacturing, service industries, and a broad range of corporate transactions. John has also served as Chair of the Environmental Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association (1996-1997), and twice served on the Section Council of the American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy & Resources (SEER), among other environmental bar leadership positions. He currently is Chair of the Energy & Environment Council of the Colorado Chamber of Commerce, and was inducted as a Fellow into the American College of Environmental Lawyers in October, 2013. John obtained his B.A. in Environmental Policy from Stanford University (The Program in Human Biology) in 1979, and his J.D. from the University of Colorado, School of Law in 1984.

KENNETH (K.C.) SCHEFSKI currently serves as the Regional Counsel for US EPA, Region 8, in Denver, Colorado.  K.C. has over 20 years of experience working on legal and policy issues under every major federal environmental law and regulatory program. K.C. started his career at the Department of Energy and joined the EPA in 2001 as an attorney in the Office of Site Remediation Enforcement in Washington, DC. In 2006, K.C. moved to the Office of Civil Enforcement and spent the next 9 years as a manager in the Waste and Chemical Enforcement Division. Prior to moving to Denver in 2015, he was the Acting Director of the Waste and Chemical Enforcement Division, managing a staff of lawyers, engineers, and scientists charged with developing and prosecuting enforcement cases of national significance and providing policy and guidance for the national hazardous waste and toxic chemicals enforcement programs. K.C. started in EPA Region 8 as the Director of the Legal Enforcement Program and was selected to be the Regional Counsel in 2016. The Office of Regional Counsel is responsible for civil and criminal enforcement of environmental laws in Region 8 states and Indian country, defending against administrative and judicial challenges to EPA actions, and providing legal counsel to Region 8 management and staff on implementation of the laws EPA administers and operational issues. K.C. earned his J.D. and a Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law from Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon. He has a B.A. in English and a B.S. in Communication from the University of Utah.

NANCY VEHR is the Air Quality Administrator for the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality.  She is humbled and honored to be a member of the Department and work with an amazing and dedicated team that serve the people of the Great State of Wyoming.   She also currently serves as the Past-President of the Association of Air Pollution Control Agencies (AAPCA) and the Past-President of the 15 member Western State Air Resource Council (WESTAR). Nancy's first career spanned fifteen years in Nursing after receiving her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.  In 1999, she obtained her Juris Doctorate from the University of Wyoming, College of Law.  Following graduation, she joined the Wyoming Attorney General's Office where she represented several state agencies, including the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, spent several years in private practice at a Wyoming law firm, and returned to public service in 2015.

ROSALIE WINN is Senior Attorney, U.S. Clean Air at the Environmental Defense Fund in Boulder, Colorado. Rosalie advocates for strong climate and clean air protections at the federal and state levels, with a focus on reducing harmful emissions from the oil and gas sector. Rosalie leads regulatory policy engagement and strategic litigation on behalf of EDF. Prior to joining EDF, Rosalie was a litigation attorney at Morrison & Foerster LLP in San Francisco. Rosalie received her B.S. in applied economics and management from Cornell University and her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.