Environmental Law

Whether it is advising a developer or owner, or an individual, Parnell Thompson has extensive experience in the area of environmental law, both from the defendant and the plaintiff perspectives. We keep abreast of proposed regulations and enforcement activities which may impact clients at both the local, state and federal level, and provide advice on the enactment, interpretation and enforcement of environmental statutes and regulations. Areas and projects covered include: the Clean Water Act; NPDES permits; Environmental Assessments review; Solid Waste/Landfills; Brownfields; Surface Mining permitting, industrial development authorities; local governments and utilities boards; and construction related activities. We have represented both permit applicants and opponents at the administrative, state and federal levels. We have extensive experience in reviewing environmental site assessments and expert reports, as well as long standing relationships with a variety of expert witnesses and scientific and technical consultants. We have handled matters before the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, Alabama Surface Mining Commission, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, as well as litigation in state and federal courts.