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Balancing environmental law and business needs.

Our nationally recognized Environmental law team provides efficient, cost-effective representation to companies in the energy, chemical, agricultural, mining, manufacturing, transportation and real estate industries. Our creative yet practical solutions protect our clients’ right to operate, meet their customer expectations and advance their business interests. 

We assist clients with strategic counsel on compliance, permitting, product safety, remediation, liability management and litigation, including defense of enforcement actions related to federal and state environmental laws. Additionally, our environmental law attorneys often serve as national environmental counsel for clients.

Our compliance guidance to clients includes federal and state environmental laws such as:

  • Clean Air Act 
  • Clean Water Act
  • Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)
  • Endangered Species Act 
  • Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act
  • Mine Safety and Health Act (MSHA)
  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
  • Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA)
  • Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

Blog | November 28, 2018
Dusky Frog Update III
Blog | November 8, 2018
Is Asbestos Poised to Make a Comeback?
Blog | October 8, 2018
Latest Dusky Frog Update
Articles | September 28, 2018
Rock Products: Asbestos Revisited

Megan Caldwell discusses the history of asbestos use and its potential return, due to a proposed Significant New Use Rule proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Articles | May 11, 2018
Law360 Analysis: Low-Profile EPA Air Quality Shift Could Mean Big Changes (log-in required)

Carlos Rodriguez provides expert analysis on potential changes affecting the Clean Air Act permitting process.

Blog | February 28, 2018
''Once In Always In'' Guidance
Blog | February 22, 2018
Dusky Frog Update
Blog | August 21, 2017
Update of Markle
Blog | April 25, 2017
Update on the Utah Prairie Dog
Speaking Engagements | February 19 - 21, 2020
Speaker, DRI Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Seminar
Webinar | January 29, 2020
Why Do Customers Want To Know So Much About My Product? The Changing Landscape of Chemical Regulation

Emerging Environmental Law Trends Webinar Series

Webinar | September 2019
Regulations Governing Waste Disposal and Remediation

Emerging Environmental Law Trends Webinar Series

Webinar | July 16, 2019
Regulations Governing Discharges to Air Emissions

Emerging Environmental Law Trends Webinar Series

Webinar | 10/11/2018
Summer 2018:
ERCOT Market Performance
and Potential Changes
October 11, 2018

New Directions: Renewable Energy in a Transforming Environment Webinar Series

News Releases | November 11, 2019
26 Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named to 2019 Wisconsin Super Lawyers/Rising Stars

The firm has 17 attorneys named to the Super Lawyers list and nine attorneys named to the Rising Stars list.

News Releases | August 15, 2019
Husch Blackwell Places 143 Lawyers in 2020 BL Rankings' Best Lawyers in America®

The firm has eight "Lawyers of the Year" and 11 attorneys appearing on the list for the first time.

News Releases | April 29, 2019
Chambers USA 2019 Ranks Husch Blackwell in 10 Areas of Law; 33 Attorneys Recognized

Attorneys in 10 offices across the firm's footprint are recognized in the 2019 edition of Chambers USA

News Releases | November 13, 2018
32 Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named to 2018 Wisconsin Super Lawyers/Rising Stars

Husch Blackwell has 32 attorneys named to the 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

News Releases | August 15, 2018
Husch Blackwell Places 143 Lawyers in 2019 BL Rankings' Best Lawyers in America®

The Best Lawyers in America® has listed 143 Husch Blackwell attorneys in its 2019 directory. The firm has eight "Lawyers of the Year" and five attorneys appearing on the list for the first time.

News Releases | May 3, 2018
Chambers USA 2018 Ranks Husch Blackwell in 10 Areas of Law; 37 Attorneys Recognized

Husch Blackwell is well represented in the 2018 Chambers USA directory.

News Releases | November 1, 2017
BL Rankings' Best Lawyers© Recognizes Husch Blackwell with Eight National Tier 1 Rankings in 2018 "Best Law Firms"

Husch Blackwell received recognition as a National Tier 1 firm in eight practice areas in the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers 2018 “Best Law Firms” rankings released today.

Testimonials Chambers USA 2018

“Their litigation and environmental abilities are very strong. They're responsive, their rates are fair and they have demonstrated value.”

Read how invested partnerships make a difference
Testimonials Charles Desmeules, Director—Legal Affairs, Innergex Renewable Energy Inc.

“Thanks for Husch Blackwell’s help and great work on Phoebe Solar. Innergex would not have been able to do this complex project without you. We greatly appreciated your expertise on construction and real estate matters.”

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Client Results

Contaminated acreage is redeveloped into a drugstore.

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