Gordon Arbuckle has been with Patton Boggs for over 40 years. During that time, he has been involved in most aspects of the firm’s practice, but has focused most intensively on the business and environmental aspects of Energy and related infrastructure.
Mr. Arbuckle is well known for his pioneering role in some of the United States’ more complex and historic energy projects, including the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP), the first Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline project, and the world’s first Deep Seabed Mining project. His recent work has emphasized representation of sovereigns and sovereign-owned energy companies.
Mr. Arbuckle serves as environmental panel counsel for a major environmental and casualty insurer, and is national counsel for that company for Natural Resource Damage issues. He has negotiated structured settlements and remediation and mitigation cases in Natural Resource Damage and cleanup contexts, and has been involved with oil and gas pipeline issues throughout the years of his practice, becoming an authority in that complex regulatory system.
In addition, Mr. Arbuckle has been involved in numerous other non-project-oriented legislative endeavors. He has frequently been called upon to provide specific advice on port siting and operational advice in the reemerging LNG import industry, including a comprehensive survey of selected North American LNG import projects on behalf of a large sovereign exporter and conducting due diligence while working with local counsel for a proposed regasification project to serve the New England market.
Notably, Mr. Arbuckle has been active in connection with specific issues arising under the laws referenced above, as well as other energy and environmental legislation, including NEPA, the Clean Water Act, AHERA, RCRA, CERCLA, and the Oil Pollution Act of 1990. He is well versed in international antitrust, sovereign immunity, international jurisdictional conflicts, and the other issues pertinent to representation of sovereign-owned energy operations. Mr. Arbuckle participated in the negotiated rulemaking panel that developed the EPA Asbestos in School regulations and was lead counsel to the industry participants in the negotiated rulemaking to establish Clean Air Act standards for the wood furniture industry. He also participated in EPA’s Aiming for Excellence consultative process and served on EPA’s Compliance Assistance Advisory Council.more » « less