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Represented an affiliate of an electric power generation development and asset management company in multiple facets of the development of a 1050 MW natural gas and ethane-fired combined-cycle power plant in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Acted as counsel to a mining company seeking to redevelop a mine and resolve legacy environmental liabilities.

Advised a major timberlands and forest products company on compliance with its Sustainable Forestry Initiative certification with respect to water use and rights.

Acted as counsel to an independent power producer regarding federal and state environmental permitting for wind and solar projects in relation to wildlife and natural resources.

Acted as counsel for a leading US renewable energy company regarding environmental due diligence for the acquisition of utility-scale wind and solar projects.

Acted as counsel to an international turbine, pump, and related equipment manufacturer in the siting and permitting of a major cryogenic liquid equipment testing facility developed on a former brownfields site.
Advised a transnational oil corporation as property owner on compliance with the Western District of Washington's Shellfish Implementation Plan under United States v. Washington for the purposes of working with the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community to conduct a shellfish populations survey.
Acted as counsel to the developer of a transloading facility on the Columbia River to move Powder River Basin coal from rail to vessels for shipment to Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan, one of the largest coal export facilities on the west coast. 
Acted as counsel to an independent exploration and production company with respect to the development of all of its oil and gas holdings in Pennsylvania, including local and state permitting, compliance, enforcement, and incident response planning in connection with gas well drilling and pipeline construction and operation.

Served as U.S. permitting and real estate counsel to an international independent transmission company in a cross-border project involving the development of a 1,000 MW direct current underground transmission line crossing Lake Erie connecting the Ontario and PJM grid in Pennsylvania.

Counseled a global manufacturer of cosmetic and personal care products regarding retail waste management.

Acted as counsel to a U.S. city with respect to a US$500 million, 240-acre brownfield redevelopment and endangered species habitat restoration project.

Acted as outside counsel for a county government prosecuting office in a multi-party private allocation process to divide responsibility for past and future Superfund cleanup costs on the Lower Duwamish Waterway. 

Acted as environmental counsel to the owner of ski-related developments with respect to water and wastewater discharges and the permitting necessary to continue fulfillment of its overall development plan in the face of constraining regulatory requirements in a high-quality watershed.

Acted as counsel for a chemical company in Chicago with respect to a residential lead contamination site.
Acted as counsel to the developer of a planned LNG export terminal in Texas.
Represented a leading U.S.-based producer of specialty granules used in the roofing industry on the multi-year permitting process to obtain authorization for expansion of the company’s key metabasalt quarry and processing facility in south-central Pennsylvania. The expansion project was critical to the continued operation of the facility and preservation of one of the area’s largest employers.
Acted as counsel to a large manufacturing and supply company in connection with all aspects of its response related to the alleged discharge of materials into wetlands, including purported impacts to a large lake in New Jersey. 

Acted as counsel to a Washington-based owner/operator of electrical power generation assets with respect to several aspects of environmental compliance and permitting for a facility conversion from coal-fired to natural gas, including water resource use and strategy.

Represented a major spring water company with respect to the siting, development, and protection of a spring water source and processing and bottling facility in Pennsylvania.

Acted as counsel to an oil production industry coalition in connection with proposed rulemaking by the Delaware River Basin Commission that would permanently ban hydraulic fracturing within the Delaware River Basin. 

Acted as counsel to a wastewater treatment facility to negotiate terms and complete permitting for conversion of waste stream into biogas.
Acted as counsel to timber companies in permitting and litigation related to wildlife resources and wastewater discharges.
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