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Reporting Releases of Contaminants in Colorado

October 20, 2021
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Howard Kenison and Blaine Bengtson at Jones & Keller reprised their author roles in the latest edition of Environmental Regulation of Colorado Real Property, where they write a chapter highlighting federal and Colorado environmental regulation requirements for the CBA/CLE.

The Colorado Bar Association-Continuing Legal Education (CBA/CLE) released the “Environmental Regulation of Colorado Real Property, Third Edition.” Written by environmental law specialists, the book is a legal reference for identifying environmental issues affecting the purchase and sale of real property and minimizing or eliminating potential environmental liabilities.

Howard Kenison and Blaine Bengtson at Jones & Keller reprised their author role from the first two editions to write the third edition chapter on “Reporting Releases of Contaminants.” The chapter covers federal and Colorado release and spill reporting requirements that attorneys may need to address as part of real estate transactions or as a result of the operations of client facilities.

Additional issues covered in the Third Edition include:

  • Air and water pollution
  • Hazardous substances and waste disposal
  • Brownfields and other contamination
  • Selling and leasing property
  • Lender liability
  • Environmental insurance

The manual is now available at CBA/CLE and includes sample forms, a subject index, and a searchable PDF.

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About the Contributing Authors


Howard Kenison is listed in Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America, Colorado Super Lawyers, and International Who’s Who Legal – Environmental Law. He was the 2010 Distinguished Natural Resources Practitioner-in-Residence at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and received the Outstanding Alumni Award from the Sturm College of Law in 2011. He is the Immediate Past Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Environment Energy and Resources and serves as a member of the Advisory Council of the ABA’s Center for Human Rights. He has served as a past member of the ABA delegation to the Word Justice Forum and as a chair of the ABA’s former Standing Committee on Environmental Law. He received his J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and a B.A. from the University of Washington in Seattle. Mr. Kenison can be reached at

Blaine Bengtson is an associate attorney in the litigation group of Jones & Keller, P.C. His practice focuses on civil litigation, including matters involving environmental compliance and enforcement, judicial review of agency actions, and complex commercial and securities-related disputes. Blaine’s experience representing clients in matters involving state and federal environmental laws includes NEPA, CERCLA, RCRA, and the Clean Air Act. He also has experience assisting clients with other natural resources issues, including water rights and water quality. Mr. Bengtson can be reached at