Veronica Keithley

Veronica Keithley

Veronica Keithley advises utilities and mining and oil and gas clients on regulatory and natural resource issues with a results-oriented approach. Veronica represents regulated utilities, pipelines, and other entities before the Regulatory Commission of Alaska in rate cases, tariff matters, and investigations. She also advises mining and oil and gas clients regarding regulatory matters, project development, ownership acquisitions, and due diligence.

Prior to becoming an attorney, she managed mining exploration projects in Alaska on state and federal lands. Veronica also provided technical advice and managed compliance programs under state and federal law for utility, seismic, oil and gas, pipeline, and forestry projects.

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National Park Service Regulations Do Not Apply to Inholdings in Alaska

Alaska is different—it has moose hunters on hovercrafts, many large national parks, and certain unique federal laws. Last week the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held that National Park Service laws and regulations of general applicability do not apply to inholdings within Alaska’s national parks. Sturgeon v. Frost, 587 U.S. ___ (2019). While on a moose … Continue Reading

Alaska Department of Natural Resources Seeks Input on Mining Regulations – Comments Due 4/29/16

The Alaska DNR is requesting public comments on its mining regulations for establishing and maintaining mining claims – 11 AAC Chapter 86. These regulations (as well as related regulations at 11 AAC 82 and 11 AAC 88) establish or address many of the requirements for locating claims on state lands, performing assessment work, paying rent, filing production … Continue Reading