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The increased concern and focus on greenhouse gas emissions has resulted in both a change in the interpretation and implementation of environmental laws and in the proposal of State and Federal legislation to reduce emissions. Ultimately, these changes impact both facilities emitting GHGs as well as project development.
Schwabe's Climate Change team assists clients with energy efficiency projects, GHG reduction and sequesetration efforts, strategy determinations for to work through the project implications.
Schwabe's Clean Air team can assist with:
Creditizing, certification, and securitizing GHG offsets
Permitting, including ACDP and Title V permits
Title V permitting
ESA and NEPA compliance
Compliance with greenhouse gas reporting requirements
Nuisance or citizen suits litigation
Carbon Credits and Emissions Trading
Schwabe's Clean Air team has broken ground on these issues and has the experience with the regulatory system to provide clients an effective strategy to ensure that the recent emphasis on greenhouse gases will not upend project development or ongoing operations.
Contact: Brien Flanagan
Areas of Experience
Title V Permitting
NEPA and SEPA
Establishing an effective reporting system
Avoiding citizen suit litigation
Western Climate Initiative (WCI)
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
Washington Department of Ecology
The Climate Trust
Summary of Energy-Tax Provisions of 2009 Recovery Act
None scheduled at this time. Please check back.