From site inspections and audits to the negotiation of consent decrees, we use our deep knowledge of environmental regulations and productive relationships with local, state, and federal agencies to defend our clients and resolve regulatory matters.
Our approach to defining and mitigating regulatory risks starts at the project development stage. We use our working relationships with federal and state regulators and local boards to try to streamline permitting procedures. We have dealt with all the key environmental laws, including CERCLA, the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, and TSCA, and their state law counterparts such as General Laws Chapter 21E, working with agencies the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, U.S. EPA, and U.S. Army Corps, their counsel at the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office and the U.S. Department of Justice, and other agencies.
We have structured numerous settlement agreements to resolve enforcement actions, dramatically reducing clients’ penalties, obligations, and risks and supporting their long-term goals.