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Legislation and Rulemaking

Our environmental lawyers are involved with the development and promulgation of environmental laws and regulations, which provides them with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of those laws. With that knowledge, our environmental attorneys are able to provide counseling to clients on compliance and enforcement issues and in negotiations with federal and state agencies.

Regulatory Compliance

We assist our clients in negotiations with the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with regard to violations of permits and regulations. Our environmental practice also includes counseling our clients on various compliance matters. We also advise clients on the environmental aspects of commercial transactions. Additionally, we perform environmental audits and due diligence transactions for commercial clients and draft environmental agreements in lease and contract clauses.

Environmental Litigation

Environmental Litigation Robinson & McElwee’s environmental attorneys handle litigation matters dealing with environmental agency enforcement actions, citizen lawsuits and air and water permit appeals, among others. Our state environmental litigation includes all stages of practice from administrative appellate bodies to circuit courts and the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia.

Our environmental attorneys handle cases involving:

Energy and Environment Practice

The cost of environmental regulations in the industrial sector shape the ways our clients think, and make decisions about their businesses.

From the booming energy industry to the manufacturing sector, our environmental attorneys provide a broad spectrum of services to our clients, helping them navigate state and federal environmental issues. 

We assist clients in all environmental aspects of their business, from obtaining and securing a permit quickly and efficiently, to providing counseling and defense in compliance and enforcement matters.