Natural Resources and Environmental Law

Crowley Fleck’s Natural Resource and Environmental Law attorneys combine high level litigation skills with technical knowledge in complex environmental laws. This combination provides clients with strategic and unique perspectives on defending environmental claims, negotiating business transactions involving environmental issues, conducting environmental due diligence, or permitting natural resource projects. Crowley Fleck’s environmental and natural resource attorneys understand and support the client’s business and interests, team with the client so the real world goals, limitations, and pressures facing the client factor into every decision, and work towards creative solutions aligned to the client’s environmental needs.

Whether facing environmental or natural resource litigation or navigating the creation, operation, or cleanup of natural resource projects, Crowley Fleck is widely recognized as a credible and creative advocate for the client’s interests. Crowley Fleck routinely represents clients facing environmental issues in the mining, oil and gas, pipeline and transmission line, hydropower, renewable energy, construction and manufacturing, and real estate development contexts, and routinely represents clients in administrative and judicial proceedings involving the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and state regulatory agencies. Some of the specific environmental laws and environmental issues in which Crowley Fleck has engaged are:

National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and State Equivalents

Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act (Federal and State)

Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA)

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and Solid or Hazardous Waste

Endangered Species Act (ESA) and Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA)

Climate Change

Constitutional Environmental Claims

Environmental Issues in Business Transactions

Environmental Due Diligence

Natural Resource Project Permitting

Contaminated Site Remediation

Brownfields or Redevelopment of Contaminated Land

Environmental Legislation and Rulemaking

Eminent Domain and Easements