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Environmental Counseling and Litigation

At Butler Snow, we recognize the need to develop new strategies and alternative methods for solving environmental issues promptly and efficiently. As Mississippi’s largest Environmental law practice, we have a proven record of helping both businesses and government address environmental needs.

The Environmental Team at Butler Snow boasts a combined 87 years of environmental experience and offers an unparalleled level of expertise in the regulatory arena. Our lawyers have been recognized in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and The Best Lawyers in America®. Additionally, Chambers USA ranked Butler Snow as a Band 1 firm for our environmental practice, noting that the firm is best known for its “expertise in the waste water and other environmental sectors” and its “specialization for dealing with government issues and litigation matters.” With our comprehensive knowledge, experience and contact base, our attorneys stand ready to tackle your environmental needs, whatever they may be. Below are just a few areas where our attorneys deliver excellent results and offer outstanding client service.

  • Legislative Knowledge. Our attorneys regularly interact with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and maintain close relationships with other regulatory decision-makers at the federal, state and local levels. At the state legislative level, our attorneys are actively involved in drafting, monitoring and influencing pending environmental legislation.

  • Regulatory Permitting.  Butler Snow provides environmental permitting assistance at both the state and federal levels in the areas of air and water quality, water supply (surface water and groundwater withdrawals), energy (permitting issues for proposed new merchant power plants) and waste. Recognizing that the permitting process often involves both technical and political discussions, we work closely with our clients to develop a successful strategy to address both needs.

  • Enforcement and Litigation.  We know that environmental enforcement and litigation can be costly and disruptive. With this in mind, Butler Snow’s Environmental Team ensures that clients are well positioned to obtain the best result at the lowest cost. We provide litigation services in the following general categories: government regulatory enforcement, third-party liability and cost-recovery claims and toxic torts.

  • Response Strategies.  In this constantly changing climate, it is more important than ever for our clients to prepare and protect against unexpected environmental issues. We assist our clients in preparing for chemical releases and exposures, crisis management and reporting and notification obligations.

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