Environmental Due Diligence, Permitting and Compliance for Renewable Projects

As part of our cross-disciplinary approach to renewable project development, our environmental lawyers handle all aspects of environmental diligence, including federal and state protected species surveys and mitigation for impacts, cultural resources assessment, federal and state permitting obligations, biological and agricultural mitigation requirements, and federal and state environmental impact studies and environmental interest group involvement, including litigation. While each project has unique protected species issues and other considerations, our environmental lawyers have encountered and addressed a wide variety of species issues, from desert species avoidance and mitigation in Arizona, Nevada, Texas, and California for solar project development, to assessment of financial and curtailment risk and compliance with special status bird, bat, and migratory bird protection plans for wind projects in Minnesota, Nebraska, West Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and Illinois. Our renewable experience also includes greenfield biomass project development in South Carolina, due diligence review for the potential acquisition of an existing biomass facility in Florida, and permitting for the conversion of a coal-fired unit to biomass in Georgia.