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“We were immediately impressed with BakerHostetler’s knowledge on our very specific issues and familiarity with our legal and business needs.”

Clients choose our Environmental team, which has been recognized as national Practice Group of the Year by Law360, among others, for our skill and experience in a broad array of subject matters including environmental regulations, permitting, litigation, transactions, health and safety, risk management, and more.

  • Represent the tenth largest refinery in the world in high-profile Clean Air Act, Resource Conservation & Recovery Act, and other litigation brought by U.S. EPA.
  • Represented multiple states, major energy producers and national trade associations in major regulatory challenges including EPA’s regulation of greenhouse gases from industrial facilities and the Bureau of Land Management’s attempt to regulate hydraulic fracturing on federal lands.
  • Represent the developer of state-of-the-art steel mills in multiple states on multi-media permitting efforts and defend permit challenges and citizens suits.
  • Represent a firefighting foam manufacturer in multi-district litigation involving personal injury, property damage, and natural resource damages claims arising from the use of aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) containing PFAS.
  • Represent a health care company in civil litigation and major federal and state regulatory matters involving the use of EtO in the medical sterilization industry.
  • Advise a company on legal issues associated with the installation of carbon capture technology and the development of a Class VI carbon sequestration at two facilities in the United States, including federal Class VI, state permits and “pore space” issues.
  • Represent potentially responsible parties at major groundwater and sediment superfund sites including San Fernando Valley, Portland Harbor and Star Lake Canal.
  • Represented petroleum refineries in legal challenges to EPA’s failure to act on Renewable Fuel Standards hardship exemption petitions.
  • Represent a merchant electric transmission developer in federal and state permitting, including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), for a 900-mile, high-voltage electric transmission project.
  • Represent clients in responding to onshore and offshore releases of oil, including vessel owners in criminal and civil matters, asserting and defending claims under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 and for natural resource damages.
  • Litigated a natural gas exploration company’s development plan and permit concerning the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA).
  • Represented Cape Wind LLC in four consolidated district court cases that challenged approval of the first domestic offshore wind energy project.
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