Overview

We help clients navigate the full spectrum of federal and state air quality issues. Our experience includes providing counsel on rules and regulations under the Clean Air Act, commenting on proposed regulations, defending civil and administrative enforcement actions, and advising on Title V and new source permitting requirements.

Our lawyers are also called to handle transactional and disclosure issues and provide education to help companies achieve and maintain compliance with federal, state and local laws. Members of our team have authored numerous articles, authored a book and presented on a multitude of air quality standards.

    Podcasts
    Environmental L.A.W.S.: Learning from the Past and Planning for the Future
    August 5, 2020

    A discussion between Thompson Hine partners Devin Barry and Joel Eagle

    In this podcast, Devin shares some observations on clients’ compliance challenges arising from COVID-19, and discusses with Joel how these challenges can be used to develop future COVID-19 compliance and enforcement defense strategies. Join us for this lively discussion that will be of interest to in-house counsel and EHS managers interested in proactively addressing compliance as the pandemic continues to create challenges throughout 2020.

    Environmental L.A.W.S.: Manufacturing Plant Closures: Legal Compliance & Strategic Decision-Making for Investigation, Remediation & Sale
    September 1, 2020

    A discussion between Thompson Hine partners Andy Kolesar and Wray Blattner.

    In this episode, Andy shares his insights on strategic considerations for companies closing former manufacturing plants (something happening more frequently as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic) that can lead to favorable outcomes in terms of complying with legal requirements, conducting cost-effective cleanups and maximizing the sale price. Andy and Wray discuss the pros and cons of mothballing former manufacturing properties, the risks and benefits of Phase II sampling to help quantify cleanup costs, long-term risk management considerations, and the key elements of effective corporate-wide plant closing and remediation programs. Join us for this lively discussion that will be of interest to in-house counsel, EHS managers and corporate real estate professionals who are facing (or will face) the challenges presented by plant closures.