Mike provides clients with regulatory and compliance counseling across a variety of industries impacted by energy and environmental law. His extensive agency background supplies companies and associations with deep insight into the interplay between state and federal environmental law and agency requirements. Mike’s practice is noted for helping clients navigate the regulatory processes and permitting requirements established by complex natural resource law, and regulations surrounding renewable energy and clean power.
Mike regularly counsels clients on permitting, compliance and enforcement matters arising under the Clean Water Act (CWA), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA), common law, and more. He is lauded for applying his deep agency experience to help clients find solutions to intricate legal issues including for matters involving regulations over solid waste, hazardous waste and water resources.
Mike maintains a broad practice and works with clients to address matters under the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) and state Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) and similar programs, including compliance obligations, renewable energy certificate markets and technology specific “carve-outs” within state RPS programs. He further represents clients throughout utility administrative proceedings, including rate cases, renewable resources, energy efficiency, and other investigations.
Prior to joining private practice, Mike worked for natural resources agencies in Massachusetts and New York, where he oversaw permitting, dispute resolutions and enforcement actions involving infrastructure construction projects, energy projects, and contaminated lands. Mike is admitted to practice before Massachusetts and New York courts.
Air | Chemicals, Products and Hazardous Materials | Climate Change | Endangered Species Act | Energy | Environmental | Environmental Issues In Business Transactions | Extractive Industries: Mining & Mineral Processing, Oil & Gas | Land Use | National Environmental Policy Act | Natural Resources | Renewable Energy and Clean Power | Superfund (CERCLA), Site Remediation and Natural Resource Damages | Water | Water Quality, Wetlands, Groundwater, and Drinking Water
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