Representative Matters

Eric's general environmental experience includes:

  • Successfully representing the developer of a Tacoma brownfield development in addressing hazardous waste contamination issues with several municipal agencies and the Washington Department of Natural Resources.
  • Successfully representing a property developer to recover more than $1 million for cleanup of petroleum contamination.
  • Successfully representing property owners to protect themselves from hazardous waste claims in sales of property.
  • Successfully litigating matters concerning landmark orders restructuring regulation of the electricity, natural gas, and oil pipeline industries in the U.S.
  • Defending a site owner in administrative and court litigation successfully minimizing costs of cleanup of contamination from wood treating operation.
  • Successfully defending a small business from claims arising from a spill of oil into waters of the State of Washington.
  • Helping assure compliance with Endangered Species Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act and other statutes protecting raptors in construction of a hydroelectric project in Washington.
  • Successfully defending licensed and ongoing hydroelectric project from claims arising under the Endangered Species Act.
  • Developing and implementing a National Environmental Protection Act compliance strategy for a federal rulemaking creating open access to the nation’s electric transmission system.
  • Representing a utility in licensing for experimental tidal electric generation project, including compliance with Endangered Species Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act, Coastal Zone Management Act, and state analogues.
  • Successfully representing clients in multiple administrative proceedings and court cases involving Washington State Environmental Protection Act.
  • Successfully permitting and obtaining access easements for projects on U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, and Washington Department of Natural Resources lands.

See also representative Transactions, Energy Regulatory Matters, and Litigation