Representative Matters

  • Representation through trial of a Class I railroad in a Clean Water Act (CWA) citizen suit in Washington State.
  • Representation of a major water and sewer utility in a CWA citizen suit in Maryland.
  • Negotiation of a Clean Water Act Sanitary Sewer Overflow Consent Decree extension for a major water and sewer utility in Maryland.
  • Counsel to a major water and sewer utility with respect to CWA compliance and enforcement issues.
  • Representation of a petroleum exploration and production company in litigation arising from an operator’s use of the company’s platform on the Outer Continental Shelf of the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Representation of a petroleum refining company in CERCLA litigation in the Eastern District of New York.
  • Representation of petroleum refining company in litigation with the United States under the Pennsylvania Tank Act, Clean Streams Law, and Uniform Contribution Among Tortfeasors Act.
  • Representation of an equipment supplier in construction disputes involving wastewater treatment plants.
  • Representation of a group of ports and other navigation interests on the Columbia River in ESA citizen suit litigation challenging federal operation of the Federal Columbia River Power System.
  • Representation of a Columbia River port in a complex land and water property development project challenged by a citizen’s group in an area containing wetlands and ESA-listed and state-protected species, including development of National Environmental Policy Act and Washington State Environmental Policy Act analyses.
  • Representation of timber company in administrative dispute with the Washington Department of Forestry involving logging in areas constituting potential habitat of ESA-protected marbled murrelet.
  • Representation of an Oregon county in federal permitting, enforcement, and litigation, related to construction of a 60-mile natural gas pipeline with almost 200 CWA jurisdictional water and wetlands crossings, many of which involved habitat for ESA-listed salmonids.
  • Representation of an industry group in CWA and ESA citizen suit litigation challenging Oregon’s water quality standards.
  • Representation of mushroom producer in Oregon in enforcement action arising from wet weather discharges of stormwater.