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About Brittany

Brittany Pemberton advises energy, oil and gas, and industrial clients in environmental regulatory compliance and enforcement matters, including handling stationary source enforcement and compliance matters under the Clean Air Act (CAA) before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). She also represents companies and trade associations participating in the federal rulemaking process, including developing comments on a variety of EPA, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) proposals and challenging final agency rules in federal court. Her practice also regularly includes representing companies in administrative appeals before federal agencies, such as the DOI. In addition, Brittany has experience obtaining federal and state authorizations for major projects and transactions.

Brittany’s pro bono work has included representations in immigration-related matters, such as representing unaccompanied minors in removal proceedings and assisting them in attaining legal status.

While in law school, Brittany worked as a law clerk for the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights; the EPA Office of General Counsel’s Water Law Office; and the Division of Mineral Resources within DOI's Office of the Solicitor. She also served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Robert N. Davis of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veteran Claims.

Experience

Recent Notable Matters

Major terminal operation — defended against EPA flaring and tank emission enforcement using advance monitoring devices such as IR cameras

Various terminals and industrial clients — assisted with responding to EPA information requests issued for regulatory and enforcement proceedings

Various refining companies — assisted with policy and compliance issues regarding EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program

Multinational LNG export facility — conducted comprehensive review of compliance with local, state, and federal permits and approvals

Major chemical company — defended the client on state investigation under Clean Air Act

Various companies throughout the oil and gas industry — assisted with administrative appeals before the Department of Interior’s Office of Hearings and Appeals and Interior Board of Land of Appeals

Industrial trade association — assisted with legal challenges to EPA air toxics regulations under the Clean Air Act and with drafting comments on various EPA policy and regulatory initiatives

Publications and Speeches

“EPA’s Regional Consistency Regs Tilt The Playing Field,” Law360, October 28, 2016.

“Air Issues Update,” 2016 Industrial Emission Control Technology XIV Conference, Portland, Maine, August 2, 2016.

“From Shale to Sail: Production, Transportation and Export of U.S. Oil & Gas,” ABA SEER Spring Conference, March 31, 2016 - April 1, 2016.

“Environmental Enforcement and Crimes”, ABA Environment, Energy, and Resources Law: The Year in Review, 2014.

Credentials

Education

The George Washington University Law School,
J.D.
2013
with honors
James Madison University,
M.M.
2004
University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music,
B.M.
2002
summa cum laude

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia
Virginia

News

Noteworthy

Noteworthy

The George Washington University Law School
The George Washington Journal of Energy and Environmental Law
Senior Managing Editor, 2012 - 2013

Events