Denbury is subject to a variety of federal, state, and local HSE laws and regulations. We strive to achieve full compliance with regulatory requirements and minimize our operational “footprint” on the environment. Given the nature of acquiring older properties, we are often faced with the challenge of correcting existing adverse environmental issues while minimizing future impacts. In an effort to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations, as well as company policies and procedures, routine audits are conducted to identify and generate corrective actions.
Denbury takes great effort to minimize impacts to the environment. Protecting natural habitat requires proper planning and execution in our development plan. Denbury addresses wildlife protection, soil quality, plant species and other natural values as a part of our development, reclamation and remediation efforts. When constructing new projects, the following mitigation sequence is followed: Avoid, Minimize, Restore, Compensate. This process starts in the very early stages of planning a project. Site selection, routing, and mitigation are included as an integral part of any project’s alternative analysis.