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Environmental Compliance Counseling

As much of environmental law is best practiced in a preventive manner, Thompson & Knight places significant emphasis on client counseling and in developing close working relationships with our in-house legal and technical counterparts. Our practice includes advising our clients in the day-to-day self-evaluative, regulatory compliance, and corrective action contexts as well as counseling on the development of environmental policies and procedures to help our clients maintain compliance.

Overview

As much of environmental law is best practiced in a preventive manner, Thompson & Knight places significant emphasis on client counseling and in developing close working relationships with our in-house legal and technical counterparts. Our practice includes advising our clients in the day-to-day self-evaluative, regulatory compliance, and corrective action contexts as well as counseling on the development of environmental policies and procedures to help our clients maintain compliance.

Thompson & Knight is “well respected for its deep environmental expertise.” – Chambers USA 2019

We provide compliance counseling to a diverse group of industrial clients, including companies in the airline, aircraft manufacturing and maintenance, agricultural products, cement manufacturing, hazardous waste recycling, lime manufacturing, organic chemical and plastics, upstream and midstream oil and gas, petroleum refining, pharmaceuticals, primary steel production, and tile brick and ceramics industries.

Ranked among the top firms in the nation for Environmental Law in U.S. News - Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2019

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More than 50 years of experience representing clients in environmental legal issues

Honored among the top firms in the nation for Environment: Litigation and Environment: Regulatory in The Legal 500 US 2018 by Legalease

Experience

  • Advise clients on risk management planning under the Clean Air Act;
  • Advise clients on the applicability and compliance of appropriate air permitting mechanisms, New Source Performance Standards, National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants, and Greenhouse Gas Reporting
  • Counsel clients on Tier II and Toxic Release Inventory Reporting under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act
  • Advise clients on compliance with Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Plan development and implementation
  • Advise public companies on environmental regulations and risk factors in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission