Marie Bradshaw Durrant is an independent consultant to Ray Quinney & Nebeker. Ms. Durrant consults on matters for the Firm on a case-by-case basis in both state and federal environmental compliance, challenges to rulemakings, permitting, enforcement actions and telecommunications and wireless infrastructure projects, including federal licensing and compliance.
Please contact the Firm’s Environmental & Natural Resources Section Chair, E. Blaine Rawson, if you have any questions or need assistance. Mr. Rawson can be reached at 801-323-3387 or via email at BRawson@rqn.com.
Brigham Young University, JD, magna cum laude, 2010
- Order of the Coif
- Award for Meritorious Contribution and Distinguished Service
- President, Natural Resources Law Society
- Law Review
- Moot Court
Brigham Young University, PhD, 2004
- Rural and Community Sociology
- University Research Fellowship
- Full tuition scholarship
- Co-director, Tanzania Student Field Research Project
University of Utah, MSW, School of Social Work, 1996
University of Utah, BA, English Literature, 1991
Affiliations / Memberships
- Member, Utah State Bar, Litigation Section, Environmental Section
- Board Member, Women's Energy Network - Utah Chapter
- Coordinator, Uinta Basin Ozone Working Group
Prior Professional Experience
- Holland & Hart, 2011-2016
- Institute for Clean and Secure Energy, Legal Fellow, 2010-2011
Professional and Civic Activity
As a Legal Fellow at the Institute for Clean and Secure Energy, Ms. Durrant conducted policy research on energy issues associated with the Clean Air Act, climate change legislation, unconventional fossil fuels, enhanced oil recovery, and carbon capture and sequestration funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. She has also worked with large energy law firms in Houston and Kazakhstan, and she has held positions as adjunct faculty and a research fellow at Brigham Young University in the Women’s Research Institute, the Kennedy Center for International Studies, and the departments of Geography, Anthropology, and Social Work.
Ms. Durrant served as a high school teacher in the U.S. Peace Corps in Chad, Africa. She currently serves on the board of Empower Mali, an organization dedicated to building schools in rural Africa and helping communities achieve their development goals. She is fluent in French and German, and has learned Swahili and Ngambai.
Publications / Presentations
- Durrant, M. 2019, Utah's Inland Port: Can Industrial Development and Environmental Responsibility Co-Exist?
- Preparing for Regional Haze Phase II: Nuts and Bolts for Mining and Other Non-EGU Emission Sources, ROCKY MOUNTAIN MINERAL LAW FOUNDATION SPECIAL INSTITUTE ON: AIR QUALITY ISSUES AFFECTING OIL, GAS AND MINING DEVELOPMENT AND OPERATIONS (February 6-7, 2018)
- Legal Basics of CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery, JOURNAL OF OIL AND GAS (March 2014).
- Preparing for the Flood: CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery, ROCKY MOUNTAIN MINERAL LAW FOUNDATION ANNUAL INSTITUTE (Summer 2013).
- State Control of Carbon Capture and Sequestration (2-part series), co-authored with Arnold Reitze, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW INSTITUTE (2011).
- Nine peer-reviewed publications on conservation, community, and sociological theory in national and international journals (2003-2008).
Admitted to Practice -
United States District Court, District of Utah
District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit