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Environment & Energy

Representative Matters

Represented Clarksville, Tennessee, in a matter in which the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit overturned a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) order asserting jurisdiction over our client’s sale of natural gas to another municipality for ultimate consumption in the purchasing municipality’s distribution system in Kentucky. The court ruled that our client was a municipality exempt from FERC jurisdiction, including its jurisdiction over the interstate sales of natural gas, because the gas was sold and delivered within the client’s state, Tennessee, into facilities owned by the purchasing municipality.
Represented an owner/developer in obtaining the federal (Army Corps of Engineers), state (water quality certification) and local (inland wetlands) permits for the approval of a Lifestyle Center, part of a 1.2 million square foot development on 240 acres of land in the Town of South Windsor.
Assisted a rural electric cooperative client in negotiating a favorable settlement of a dispute with a utility concerning transmission overcharges.
Negotiated a favorable Consent Order on behalf of a confidential financial institution for air pollution issues as a result of its use of emergency generators. Successful resolution included a 93 percent reduction in the final penalty and favorable ongoing compliance programs.
Represented two rural electric cooperative clients in negotiating a favorable settlement of terms to pay for an older generating station that the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. determined was needed to ensure reliability in the electric transmission network.
Representing an international manufacturer in connection with a New Jersey National Priorities List Superfund Site involving contaminated groundwater.
Litigated cost allocation issues related to an investment in underground transmission facilities on behalf of a cooperative client.
Represented a chemical manufacturer in an action seeking reimbursement of costs allegedly incurred and to be incurred by the plaintiff in connection with the Commodore Semiconductor Group Superfund Site in Norristown, Pennsylvania. Obtained a favorable settlement for the client three days before trial.
Argued on behalf of a national trade association in an appeal before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals challenging the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s policy regarding recovery of gas supply realignment costs.
Represent a major urban educational institution in connection with multiple environmental matters including site remediation, permitting, development and transactional support with respect to environmental issues.
Represented a consortium of major colleges and universities in Massachusetts to locate, permit, develop and operate a state-of-the-art high performance data center in Western Massachusetts.
Represented the client as special gas counsel in three 2018 natural gas prepayment transactions to acquire 30-year supplies of natural gas that were purchased with the proceeds of municipal bond issuances.  Client will sell the gas to more than two dozen  municipalities at below market prices; their ratepayers will save millions over the next 5-6 years.