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ABOUT THE FIRM

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Connie Rogers, principal of Terra Law Group, LLC, has been counseling clients in the mining, energy and infrastructure business for over 20 years. With extensive experience in environmental, public lands, Federal Indian law and international indigenous peoples expertise, Connie brings a big picture perspective, assisting clients from conceptual project plans, through project planning and implementation, with the aim to minimize delay and risk in obtaining authorizations for projects located primarily on federal, state and tribal lands.

Terra Law Group, LLC

9956 W Remington Place, Unit A10

Suite 304

Littleton, Colorado 80128

connie@terralawgroup.com

 

MEET CONNIE ROGERS

CONNIE ROGERS

Principal

Connie Rogers helps clients get their projects approved and operational.  Connie advises clients in navigating complex regulatory regimes and environmental reviews, with an emphasis on compliance with federal land management statutes, the National Environmental Policy Act, species protection statutes, federal Indian law, cultural resource and religious freedom concerns, and international human rights and indigenous peoples issues.


Connie’s clients include companies, local governments, non-profits and educational institutions in developing and implementing major infrastructure (water, wastewater, transmission), mining, energy (conventional and renewable) projects.

Connie previously practiced in a large Rocky Mountain regional law firm, and formerly served as Deputy Solicitor for Energy and Mineral Resources at the U.S. Department of the Interior, where she was the lead lawyer on issues relating to the development of renewable and conventional energy and mineral resources on Interior-managed lands, and the regulatory response to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Service:

  • Foundation for Natural Resources and Energy Law (formerly the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation):  Treasurer; Board of Directors; 66th Annual Institute (2020) Program Chair; 67th Annual Institute (2021) Program Chair

  • American Bar Association’s Section on Environment, Energy and Resources: former chair of the  Native American Resources Committee and the Public Lands Committee

  • American Exploration and Mining Association: Board of Trustees, Co-chair, Native American Relations Committee

Accolades:

  • The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Native American Law, including on two occasions as Lawyer of the Year for Native American Law in the Denver legal market.

  • Who’s Who Legal: Mining.

  • Denver Business Journal’s list of Top Women in Energy.

  • 5280 magazine as a Top Lawyer.

  • Chambers USA for Natural Resources & Environment.

Selected Papers, Presentations, and Conferences:

  • Program Chair, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Annual Institute, 2021

  • Program Chair, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Annual Institute, 2020

  • Co-Chair, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (RMMLF) Special Institute on Indian Law and Natural Resources: the Basics and Beyond, Westminster, Colorado, 2017

  • “Concepts and Strategies for a Complete and Efficient NEPA Process,” RMMLF Special Institute on the National Environmental Policy Act, Denver, Colorado, 2017

  • Co-Chair, RMMLF Special Institute on Human Rights and the Extractive Industries, February 2016, Panama City, Panama

  • “Balancing Transparency, Confidentiality, Deliberation and Sound Science in Public Land Decision-Making,” RMMLF Annual Institute, 2014 (with Jim Butler)

  • “National Historic Preservation Act Basics,” CLE International, 2014 and 2015

  • Co-Chair, RMMLF Special Institute on Natural Resources Development in Indian Country, November 2014, Tucson, Arizona

  • “Programmatic Agreements, MOUs, MOAs and Other Agency Agreements and Plans: Distinguishing a Nothingburger from a Nightmare,” RMMLF Annual Institute, 2012

  • “Under Extraordinary Circumstances: NEPA Practice Post-Deepwater Horizon,” Natural Resources and the Environment, American Bar Association, Fall 2011

  • “Digging In: An In-depth Look at the Archaeological and Paleontological Resource Protection Acts,” RMMLF Annual Institute, 2010


Education

Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 2000, magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Olin Fellow in Law and Economics

William Jewell College, B.A., 1981

Admitted in

Colorado

New Mexico

U.S. Supreme Court

Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals