Energy and Environmental Law

The USLAW NETWORK Energy and Environmental Law Practice Group includes attorneys from across the NETWORK who are at the forefront of litigation and regulatory matters related to air and water quality, waste disposal, energy resources such as oil & gas, coal, uranium, geothermal, wind, sun and biomass, as well as telecommunications, water and utility legislation. Our member attorneys stay current on the energy and utility industry landscape, regulatory matters, legislation, emerging technology trends and laws in order to deliver relevant information to clients who use the NETWORK.

Why choose Why Choose USLAW NETWORK Energy and Environmental Law  Practice Group

Member attorneys manage all aspects of transactions and litigation related to oil, gas or pipelines; utilities; mining/renewables; environmental; and water/riparian rights. Members of this group represent the oil & gas industry and have extensive experience representing clients in environmental regulatory actions, transactional issues, and site-specific litigation in regards to air, water and solid/hazardous wastes. They also work with clients on amendments to state water quality regulations pursuant to the Clean Water Act. They’ve presented before various states utility regulatory groups, and serve clients in connection with developments before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).

Areas of Practice

Member firms are experienced in working with clients in a variety of matters, including:

  • Air, water and solid/hazardous wastes – transactional issues
  • Air, water and solid/hazardous wastes – site-specific litigation
  • Asset purchase and sales agreements
  • Clean Air Act
  • Clean Water Act
  • Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act
  • Electricity, natural gas, telecommunications, water and utility legislation
  • Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act
  • Environmental management systems
  • Environmental permitting
  • Environmental regulatory actions
  • Environmental remediation litigation
  • Federal and state environmental reporting requirements
  • Land use agreements
  • Mineral/oil and gas leasing
  • Oil and gas regulatory matters
  • Operating agreements
  • Permit uses
  • Permitting issues
  • Regulatory matters
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Royalty disputes
  • Safe Drinking Water Act
  • Site investigations
  • Solid Waste Disposal Act
  • Surface use agreements
  • Toxic Substances Control Act