We assist the refining and petrochemical industry with the panoply of air, water, waste, safety and risk management issues that impact their operations.
Refineries and petrochemical facilities not only face arguably the most complex and technical permit regimes, but also the need for ongoing maintenance and expansion - all of which takes place against the backdrop of near-constant scrutiny by government enforcers and public stakeholders.
We have decades of experience assisting the refining and petrochemical industry on all aspects of environmental regulation and enforcement, including issues under the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Clean Water Act, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, auditing, remediation, environmental impact review, wetlands, among others. We also represent petrochemical industry trade associations on industry litigation, and commenting on and challenging rules that affect the industry.
Our lawyers have spent significant time onsite at refineries and petrochemical facilities learning how they work and developing a deep understanding of the business aspects of the industry. Many of our lawyers have also worked as in-house counsel for oil refineries, natural gas producers, and pipeline companies in a number of different states, and held senior positions with federal and state government agencies that regulate the industry. We combine this hands-on experience with our expertise in all areas of environmental law to provide a comprehensive suite of legal services to refineries and petrochemical plants.