Removing Roadblocks: Administrative Appeals
When a government agency denies environmental regulatory relief or seeks administrative enforcement action, Saul Ewing's Environmental Administrative Appeals attorneys help clients through the administrative process.
Providing Representation for Appeals: A Variety of Agencies
Our experience encompasses providing advice and representation in connection with matters before the local and state environmental agencies, the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. For example, in Pennsylvania, we handle highly technical appeals before the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board. These appeals include enforcement actions and permitting determinations. We also have represented clients where the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has issued a permit, but a third party has challenged that permit.
Committed to the Practice of Environmental Law
Saul Ewing's Environmental Administrative Appeals attorneys offer technical experience combined with litigation experience – a vital combination in this area of practice. Our attorneys have a range of perspectives and backgrounds in the arena of environmental law and regulation. Some of our attorneys have prior professional experience in the environmental sciences or engineering; others joined the firm after tenures with various regulatory agencies. For example, our group includes the former Assistant Attorney General and Assistant Counsel to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources (now the Pennsylvania DEP). One of our attorneys is a former Pennsylvania legislator who sponsored and negotiated the 1992 amendments to the Pennsylvania Air Pollution Control Act, and who also formerly served as Secretary of the Board of Pennsylvania Environmental Council and Chairman of Pennsylvania's Low Emission Vehicle Commission. Another attorney is a former member of the U.S. Geological Survey, while another is a former engineer. Yet another of our lawyers is a former Special Assistant United States Attorney.