Our environmental lawyers advise companies on all aspects of regulatory compliance and permitting issues arising under the Clean Water Act. Clients confronting alleged violations of federal and state water pollution laws, or wanting to expand their operations subject to those laws, call on us to help them get the best result. We provide efficient, strategic representation in liability claims and citizen suits. Our group also advises clients on permitting requirements, wetlands issues and water-related nuisance, trespass and property damage claims. We work with public and private companies across a range of industries including energy, chemicals, real estate, ports and transportation.
Our environmental lawyers regularly publish articles and facilitate discussions on topics associated with water quality laws.
SCOTUS Rules Certain Indirect Discharges Require CWA Permit - Environmental Update
April 30, 2020
U.S. EPA and Army Corps Publish Final WOTUS Rule - Environmental Update
April 28, 2020
Ohio EPA and Department of Health Issue PFAS Action Plan for 2020 Implementation - Environmental Update
December 09, 2019
Muddied Waters: Sixth Circuit Rejects Expansion of CWA Jurisdiction - Environmental Update
October 04, 2018
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.
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.