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Corey, Elizabeth P.
Elizabeth P. Corey
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Elizabeth Corey helps companies seeking guidance on environmental compliance. She has worked on matters involving site remediation; environmental due diligence; incident response; permit compliance; federal and state preemption of local hydraulic fracturing regulations; produced water regulations; Department of Transportation (DOT) Site Security Plan requirements; carbon dioxide (CO2) royalties; drilling waste management; stormwater permitting; Emergency Response Plans; pipeline common carrier exemptions and carbon dioxide (CO2) enhanced oil recovery.

A former intern at the American Petroleum Institute (API), the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA), a public oil company and a private oil company, Elizabeth is knowledgeable on the laws and regulations affecting upstream and midstream oil and gas companies, including the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the Endangered Species Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Toxic Substances Control Act and issues related to hydraulic fracturing.

Publications and Speeches

Co-author, “DOT Site Security Plans: Potential Application to Pipeline as Offerors,” Pipeline & Gas Journal, September 2016.

Co-author, “Watch Your Wallet-Federal Penalties Are Going Up,” InsideCounsel, July 15, 2016. 

Co-author, “Wyoming Federal Judge Sides with States Industry, Strikes Down BLM Hydraulic Fracturing Rule,” Oil & Gas Financial Journal, July 15, 2016. 

Co-author, “Another Win for Statewide Regulation of Hydraulic Fracturing,” Oil & Gas Financial Journal, May 2016. 


J.D., American University, Washington College of Law, 2014
B.S., Environmental Engineering, Southern Methodist University, 2011

Bar Admissions



State Bar of Texas
Houston Bar Association, Environmental Law Section
Texas Young Lawyers Association


Senior Staff Member, American University Law Review