Gregory E. Sopkin

Denver,  CO  U.S.A.

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University University of Illinois, B.S., with high honors, 1988
Law SchoolThe University of Colorado School of Law, J.D., 1991 Top 15% of class
Admitted1991, Colorado
Memberships Former Vice-Chair, Energy Bar Association State Commission Practice Committee and Member, Energy Bar Association Telecommunications & Electronic Media Practice Group; Member, Executive Committee, Federalist Society. Co-Chair, Video Programming & Distribution Committee, Federal Communications Bar Association (2009-2011). Past: Member, Telecommunications, Energy, and Critical Infrastructure Committees, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC).

Of Counsel, Squire Sanders & Dempsey, 2007 - 2012. Chairman, Colorado Public Utilities Commission, 2003-2007. Senior Associate, Gorsuch Kirgis, 2000-2003. Assistant Attorney General, Colorado Attorney General's Office, 1997-2000. Associate, Wells, Anderson & Race, 1995-1997. Associate, Weller, Friedrich, 1991-1995.


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EPA's CO2 Rules and the Cooperative and Municipal Question
Raymond L. Gifford,Matthew S. Larson,Gregory E. Sopkin, November 14, 2014
Limited or lack of jurisdiction over cooperatives and municipal utilities for activities covered by all Building Blocks presents significant implementation and enforcement hurdles. While cooperatives and municipalities that own and/or operate generation are subject to air quality regulations under...

EPA's CO2 Rule and 18 States' Resolutions and Legislation
Raymond L. Gifford,Matthew S. Larson,Gregory E. Sopkin, August 29, 2014
18 state legislatures passed either legislation or resolutions that EPA has rejected in its CO2 Emission Guidelines. The states demanded that the EPA respect state primacy in setting performance standards under Section 111(d) and/or allow the state maximum flexibility to implement carbon standards,...

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Gregory E. Sopkin

1755 Blake Street, Suite 470
DenverCO 80202


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