Air Quality and Climate Change

In today’s environment of governmental oversight and public scrutiny, companies must have a thorough understanding of air quality and climate change policy, laws and requirements. With this knowledge, businesses can more effectively navigate the complicated regulatory landscape while limiting their litigation risk.

Troutman Sanders’ air quality and climate change attorneys have been recognized by Chambers USA as having a wealth of experience. Our services are extensive, broad-based and international in scope. We advise our clients on air quality statutes, permitting and compliance issues, and — when disputes arise — we defend companies against enforcement actions by state and federal environmental agencies and civil lawsuits from citizens groups. We also provide comments on proposed regulations, guidance on lobbying activities, and legal advice regarding the many other facets of air quality and climate change law.

We work proactively with clients to reduce potential liabilities, avoid permitting delays, develop good relationships with regulators, and negotiate practical, long-term settlements of enforcement actions. We provide substantive, ongoing air quality representation for clients in almost every state and in Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regions across the country. At the international level, we have advised clients on air issues in Canada, China and other jurisdictions outside of the United States.

Our key areas of concentration include: 

Our clients range from municipalities to small companies, multinational corporations and national, state and local business coalitions from a wide variety of industrial sectors:

  • Airlines and airports
  • Chemical products
  • Financial services and lending
  • Landfills
  • Mining
  • Petroleum
  • Pulp and paper
  • Textiles and carpets
  • Utilities

We have particular knowledge of issues confronting energy companies, including independent power producers seeking to permit new or expanded facilities.