Kathy G. Beckett
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(304) 353-8172
Office: Charleston
Energy
Business
Employment
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J.D. West Virginia University
B.A. University of Kentucky
Licensure: KY | WV
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Biography

Twenty-seven years of experience practicing environmental, regulatory, and natural resources law have enabled Kathy Beckett to develop a national reputation for her ability to influence environmental policies on behalf of her clients.  She has been instrumental in the development of national and state regulatory programs and the drafting of environmental legislation. Ms. Beckett is active in many industry trade groups and serves on the Board of Directors of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and chairs its Energy, Clean Air and Natural Resources Committee where policy issues impacting coal and natural gas are regularly managed.  She also serves on the Board of Directors of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce and chairs its Environmental Committee.  She has also served in a leadership capacity with the American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy and Resources. Ms. Beckett also has experience in the Homeland Security and Emergency Response sectors.

Work Experience

2013 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
1997-2013 Jackson Kelly PLLC
1988-1996 Robinson & McElwee

Speaking Engagements

"Oil and Gas Industry Waste Management Practices Exonerated By Court," American Oil & Gas Reporter, Sept. 1998 "Oil and Gas Industry Waste Management Practices Exonerated By Court," American Oil & Gas Reporter, Sept. 1998

"EPA Calls for an 'Audit' of the Nation's Water Quality Program," American Oil & Gas Reporter, Aug. 1998

"Global Warming Protocol Needs More Study Regarding Both Its Science And Effect," American Oil & Gas Reporter, Jan. 1998

"Consolidated Environmental Regulation in West Virginia," 97 W.Va. L. Rev. 401 (1995)

"The Storm Water Regulatory Scheme: Washing an Industry Down the Drain?" 10 Journal of Natural Resources & Environmental Law 307 (1994)

"Abandoned Well Initiatives: An Examination of Recently Enacted Legislation in the Eastern United States," 14 Eastern Min. L. lnst. 20 (1993)

Key Experience

Represented coal facilities relative to air permitting and waste management issues
Represented oil and gas exploration and production facilities relative to air permitting issues to include air aggregation assessments
Represented chemical manufacturing operations on air compliance matters, water permitting, and waste management matters

Memberships & Awards

Professional
The Best Lawyers in America®
Selected for inclusion in "Who's Who in Energy," Pittsburgh Business Times, 2012
Phi Beta Kappa, 1985
West Virginia State Bar
Kentucky Bar Association
West Virginia Bar Association
Environment, Energy and Resources Section, American Bar Association

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