Appeals & Litigation
Handling all Your Environmental Litigation Matters
Our experience is at all levels, ranging from state and local administrative proceedings, federal administrative proceedings (EAB, IBLA, NRC), and state and federal courts.
Parsons Behle & Latimer’s environmental attorneys routinely represent clients in environmental and natural resources litigation in and outside of Utah, Nevada and Idaho, as well as matters in other states including California, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New York, Oregon, Texas, and Washington. Several of our environmental litigators previously worked in the federal government, including the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Attorneys’ Office, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, giving them the knowledge and experience to represent corporate and individual clients in all types of environmental litigation.
We have significant experience in defending or bringing cost recovery litigation under CERCLA. Parsons Behle & Latimer also has substantial knowledge and skill in the area of defending and settling civil enforcement actions with state and federal regulators under the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, RCRA, and similar state statutes. Where appropriate, our environmental litigators achieve cost-effective settlements with regulatory authorities through command of the facts, skillful use of expert consultants, and careful scrutiny of the applicable regulations and guidance documents.
Our attorneys also have a considerable background in EPA and state level rulemaking challenges, including challenges in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. Our attorneys have extensive experience in defending citizen suits, including both permit challenge cases and citizen enforcement actions. Our attorneys also have extensive knowledge of NEPA litigation.