Removing Roadblocks: Administrative Appeals
When a government agency denies environmental regulatory relief or seeks administrative enforcement action, Saul Ewing attorneys help clients through the administrative process.
Providing Representation for Appeals: A Variety of Agencies
Our experience encompasses providing advice and representation in connection with matters before the local and state environmental agencies, the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. For example, in Pennsylvania, we handle highly technical appeals before the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board. These appeals include enforcement actions and permitting determinations. We also have represented clients where the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has issued a permit, but a third party has challenged that permit.
Committed to the Practice of Environmental Law
Our Environmental Administrative Appeals attorneys offer technical experience combined with litigation experience – a vital combination in this area of practice. Our attorneys have a range of perspectives and backgrounds in the arena of environmental law and regulation. Some of our attorneys have prior professional experience in environmental sciences or engineering while others joined the firm after tenures with various regulatory agencies and with state government. For example, our group includes several former attorneys with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources (now the Department of Environmental Protection), including an assistant attorney general and assistant counsel, a litigation counsel and a regulatory counsel. One of our attorneys is a former Pennsylvania legislator who sponsored and negotiated the 1992 amendments to the Pennsylvania Air Pollution Control Act, and who also formerly served as secretary of the Board of Pennsylvania Environmental Council and chairman of Pennsylvania's Low Emission Vehicle Commission. Two of our attorneys also served as counsel to the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board. One of our Florida attorneys is a former state representative who worked on the passage of major environmental permitting and land use permitting policies. In addition, several of our lawyers are former assistant United States attorneys who defend environmental matters for our clients.