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Jennifer L. Biever


Jennifer L. Biever

Jennifer Biever practices at the forefront of environmental and permitting issues affecting energy and natural resource companies, including the current high-profile issues related to evaluation and regulation of methane in the oil and natural gas industry.

Jennifer not only assists in evaluating, commenting on, and contesting state and federal regulatory regimes affecting environmental requirements and compliance, but Jennifer's wealth of knowledge and experience allows her to assist companies in the implementation of compliance evaluation programs, handling of environmental enforcement matters, due diligence in transactions involving such environmental requirements, permitting of significant and comprehensive natural resource projects, and litigation related to such permitting actions.

With a keen focus on natural resource projects on public lands, whether it's transmission infrastructure, ski area developments, mining projects, oil and gas field development, or large-scale renewable energy development, Jennifer can help with all aspects of projects related to federal and state agency review, consultation, and permitting on a range of issues, and governing statutes involving a variety of issues from air quality, to water quality, to wildlife species.

Based in Denver since 2004, but practicing nationally and throughout the Rocky Mountain West, Jennifer brings advanced strategic thinking on comprehensive policy and legal matters, having the benefit of direct exposure to and experience of client operations and business needs on the ground in the region. This broad-based experience enables Jennifer to provide strong advice that reduces permitting delays, minimizes litigation risk, and ensures effective engagement with a variety of stakeholders (government, public, and private) on a wide range of important and significant energy, infrastructure, and natural resource projects.

Representative experience

Represented Colorado Petroleum Association in challenging Colorado's first-of-its-kind regulation of methane from the oil and natural gas industry.

Represents utility providers in obtaining federal permits from the Forest Service and related land management agencies.

Represented renewable developer in permitting and subsequent challenge of a large-scale wind project with complex environmental and species issues.

Education and admissions


  • J.D., cum laude, University of Michigan Law School, 2004
  • M.S., University of Michigan, 2004
  • B.A., Duke University, 1998

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Colorado


Natural Resources & Environment (Colorado)

Chambers USA


Top Lawyer - Environmental


2013-2014, 2017

Who's Who in Energy

Denver Business Journal


Natural Resources & Environment (Colorado), Up and Coming

Chambers USA


Lawyer of the Year

Law Week Colorado


Rising Stars

Colorado Super Lawyers


Top Women in Energy

Denver Business Journal

Latest thinking and events

Published Works

How Ski Areas Can (and Should) Take Advantage of Environmental Self-Disclosure Laws and Policies

NSAA Journal
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