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Environmental and Energy Law

Nutter has one of the largest and most diverse environmental law practices in New England. We have taken a leading role in landmark cases involving PCBs, asbestos, petroleum products, heavy metals, and other hazardous materials.

Our environmental attorneys can bring together interdisciplinary teams to accomplish a client's objectives, and have substantial experience working with both attorneys in other practice areas, consultants and expert witnesses to achieve successful outcomes.

Our clients
Nutter's environmental attorneys provide counseling and representation to energy suppliers, petroleum companies, municipalities and other governmental bodies, real estate developers, manufacturers, financial institutions, educational and other nonprofit institutions, in the acquisition, financing, development and operation of properties and businesses. We provide assistance in securing land use and environmental permits and address regulatory matters in administrative and judicial settings.

Our lawyers are experienced in managing complex matters that involve regulatory strategies, public policy development, and risk management for business, government, and industry in the regulated arena.

Our practice
Nutter provides a broad range of legal services in regulatory permitting, compliance, enforcement, and litigation matters at the federal, state and local levels, including:

Hazardous waste management and litigation

  • State and federal superfund matters, including third-party cost recovery and insurance coverage
  • Toxic tort claims
  • Site remediation and brownfields redevelopment
  • Indoor air quality issues
  • Asbestos remediation

Solid waste regulation

  • Facility siting and regulations
  • Solid waste enforcement matters

Water pollution control

  • Wastewater and stormwater permitting and enforcement matters
  • Water supply, development and regulation
  • Industrial pretreatment and discharge
  • Groundwater withdrawal

Wetlands and waterways regulations

  • Chapter 91 permitting and regulation
  • Coastal and inland wetland matters
  • Federal §404 administration and enforcement

Air pollution control

  • State and federal permitting and enforcement for major facilities

Zoning and land-use control