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Practice Areas

Our firm focuses on citizen enforcement and regulatory challenges as well as complex litigation and federal court practice. We also handle personal injury cases, represent victims of toxic and chemical exposure and defend individuals and organizations against SLAPP suits. Visit the cases page to see some of Charlie's and the firm’s published decisions.

CITIZEN ENFORCEMENT and REGULATORY CHALLENGES

CLEAN WATER ACT (CWA)
- Enforcement actions ("citizen suits") against polluters: industrial facilities, including concentrated animal feeding operations, municipal sewage treatment plants, mining operations, coal trains, and federal facilities.

- Challenges to NPDES (section 402) or wetlands (section 404) permits that are inconsistent with statutory and regulatory goals and requirements.

- Challenges to federal or state rules that are inconsistent with statute.

-Petitions for rulemaking.

Stop Polluters Our firm is a resource for organizations and people needing help to protect their members and themselves from polluters.


CLEAN AIR ACT (CAA)
- Enforcement actions against polluters for excess emissions.

- Challenges to permits or to federal or state rules that are inconsistent with statute.

- Petitions for rulemaking.

RESOURCE CONSERVATION and RECOVERY ACT (RCRA)
- Enforcement actions against polluters from disposal of hazardous and solid waste, including CAFOS.

- Challenges to permits or to federal or state rules that are inconsistent with statute.

- Petitions for rulemaking.

FEDERAL INSECTICIDE FUNGICIDE and RODENTICIDE ACT (FIFRA)
- Petitions for rulemaking.

NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT (NEPA)
- Challenges to federal actions or private projects using federal funds.

COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE COMPENSATION and LIABILITY ACT (CERCLA)
- Getting sites cleaned up.

EMERGENCY PLANNING and COMMUNITY RIGHT TO KNOW ACT (EPCRA)
- Enforcement actions for failure to report use and release of toxic chemicals.

- Petitions for rulemaking.

PERSONAL INJURY

- Represent victims of personal injury or property damage, including from industrial, residential, and workplace exposure.

STRATEGIC LAWSUITS AGAINST PUBLIC PARTICIPATION (SLAPP)

- A suit filed without merit against an an individual or an organization intended to draw effort away from their cause by forcing them to defend themselves against the suit.

COMPLEX LITIGATION

- Protracted or large cases requiring extraordinary treatment, often multi-party, multi-forum litigation that can include many individual actions arising out of the same source but prosecuted under multiple statutes.

 

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