Environmental & Natural Resources

Rooney Rippie & Ratnaswamy LLP - environmental regulation

Led by a team of premier environmental attorneys, R3’s Environmental and Natural Resources practice takes a multi-disciplinary approach, providing business, legal, legislative, and strategic counseling to a wide range of clients in the electric, natural gas, railroad, pipeline, manufacturing, chemical, technology, real estate, development, and financial industries.

R3 attorneys have a wealth of knowledge and experience in handling a wide range of environmental matters, spanning the gamut of regulatory compliance, permitting, enforcement defense, air pollution control and climate change, litigation, solid and hazardous wastes, transactions, remediation, brownfields, and other environmental and natural resource issues.

We represent clients in such high-stakes matters as citizen suits involving the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), toxic tort, and energy project transactions that involve complex permitting and regulatory requirements. Our experience also includes state and federal enforcement actions, costly clean-ups, remediation actions, cost recovery actions, appeals of permit decisions and conditions, variances, health and safety citation proceedings, and virtually all aspects of gas, electric, water, railroad, and telecommunication regulation. Our attorneys have also represented clients in administrative actions related to many of major federal regulatory regimes, including the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA/Superfund), the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), the Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act (NGPSA), and many of the state and local derivations of these laws.

Energy & Infrastructure Practice Areas

Accidents, Releases & Emergency Response Environmental Litigation & Enforcement
Corporate Compliance Programs & Audits Oil & Gas
Corporate and Real Estate Transactions Remediation
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