Practice

Environment

You may be considering potential litigation. Or need permitting advice for a large-scale project. Or you could be in the midst of a complex enforcement action, facing record-setting fines and long-term damage to your brand. All at a time of heightened media attention. The environmental lawyers at Hogan Lovells can ably assist with both your most complex legal challenges and the day-to-day issues that must be addressed to maintain compliance and keep abreast of recent policy and regulatory changes.

Representative experience

Represented Hyundai in claims alleged by DOJ and EPA regarding fuel economy estimates for its fleet of light-duty vehicles sold in the U.S.

Represented major refinery in lawsuit threatened by DOJ and EPA involving alleged violations of CAA’s fuels standards at refineries and terminals throughout the U.S.

Successfully challenged, in federal district court, the U.S. government’s decision to list Lesser Prairie Chicken as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.

Representing Inmar in investigation by California prosecutors into hazardous waste management, and in federal/state efforts to reform hazardous waste laws impacting retail sector.

Representing Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority before DOJ and EPA to address alleged noncompliance with the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards.

Leading Delfin LNG’s efforts to obtain federal and state approvals for first LNG Deepwater Port for export of LNG from U.S.

Providing regulatory, compliance, and litigation counsel to heavy-duty vehicle/engine manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America on environmental/safety issues; successfully challenged EPA actions in D.C. Circuit.

Assisting Railway Supply Institute Committee on Tank Cars develop U.S./Canadian regulatory strategy for crude-by-rail transport by working closely with U.S. and Canadian transportation officials.

Advising Ecosystems Investment Partners, nation’s largest private equity firm investing in land-based environmental offset markets, on regulatory, policy/legislative, corporate/financial, tax, and real estate matters.

Filed precedent-setting crude-by-rail lawsuit for American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, against BNSF Railway in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, challenging surcharges.

Negotiated federal development approvals for North Sky River wind farm, including 102 turbines on private land near the Pacific Crest Trail in Southern California.

Representing Murray Energy in challenging the DOI’s unprecedented expansion of its regulations governing coal mining under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act.

Assisted a luxury ski resort with environmental permitting, development of compliance programs, and self-audit submissions.

Represented Orbital Sciences Corporation in connection with environmental issues in US$5bn agreement to combine Orbital with Alliant Techsystems Inc.'s aerospace and defense businesses.

Led environmental diligence and negotiated allocation of environmental liability for PPG Industries in US$2.3bn acquisition of COMEX, a Mexican manufacturer of coatings.

Representing apartment management REIT in challenging state's decision to terminate participation in voluntary cleanup program and EPA’s listing of property on National Priorities List.

Representing major and independent upstream oil/gas producers regarding enforcement actions and responding to information requests by state and federal agencies related to air quality compliance.

Representing subsidiary of large steel/aluminum company in litigation over insurance coverage and cleanup liability regarding Lower Duwamish Waterway Superfund Site in Seattle.

Hogan Lovells Publications

EPA withdraws Obama-era Final Determination of greenhouse gas emission standards Mid-term Evaluation

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator, Scott Pruitt, announced Monday that the agency is withdrawing the Obama-era Final Determination of the Mid-term Evaluation (MTE) of ...

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Supreme Court says Congress can stop lawsuit that threatens Tribes casino

The Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision last Tuesday affirmed the judgment of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in Patchak v. Zinke, holding that Congress through ...

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Supreme Court grants a shy frog the chance to shape critical habitat designations

The Supreme Court (the Court) will soon address two recurring issues concerning administration of the Endangered Species Act, and more broadly the deference given to agency action in the...

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Brochures

Nuclear plants decommissioning

This brochure is intended to provide an overview of the regulatory framework and typical risks of dismantling projects, while at the same time pointing out options for structuring and...

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Publications

New energy legislation introduces tribal opportunities

Historical development on new tribal energy legislation in Congress that will empower tribes to approve rights-of-way, leases, and business agreements with private industry for mineral...

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Mining does not mean what you think it means: United States v. Osage Wind, LLC

“Inconceivable!” That, of course, is Vizzini’s repeated exclamation of Princess Bride fame. But perhaps just as memorable is Inigo Montoya’s quizzical response:...

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