Energy Project Permitting



Using our wide industry network, deep market experience and problem solving skills, we provide high-level business counsel and predictive legal advice to help our clients develop complex energy projects.

Our approach

Each energy project faces a unique set of challenges. Whether it’s navigating the permitting process, handling site proceedings, building the facility or acquiring land use approvals, we help our clients successfully take projects from inception to conclusion. Our accomplished team foresees issues and will guide you through the complexities and unexpected surprises at each phase of your energy project’s development.

Our team has helped develop electric generating projects fueled by natural gas, coal, oil, uranium, municipal waste, biomass, and winery, brewery and food manufacture waste. We have further assisted permitting for electric transmission facilities, natural gas pipelines, coal gasification projects, and renewable energy developments.

Our team is familiar with the dynamics and players unique to this industry. Using our market knowledge and established relationships with federal, state and local authorities, we proactively identify and obtain the necessary permits with livable conditions for our clients.

We help our clients strategically approach:

  • Air, water use/discharge and Army Corps of Engineers permits
  • Endangered Species Act consultations
  • Energy regulatory approvals
  • Environmental impact reviews
  • Federal and state submerged land leases
  • Local approvals and zoning
  • Site assemblage
  • State siting board certifications

Who we work with

  • Renewable energy developers
  • Electric and gas utilities
  • Electric transmission developers
  • Hosts
  • Independent power producers
  • Investors
  • Lenders
  • Natural gas pipelines
  • Public power entities
  • Suppliers

The Impact of New York's Renewable Energy Permitting Program, PFAS Regulation

Bloomberg Law | October 26, 2020

The following Bloomberg Law article comprises a two-part, contributed series on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s transformative regulatory changes on climate change, renewable energy, and emerging contaminants. The articles are written by Albany partner Pete Trimarchi and associate Dana Stanton, and Rochester associate Sarah Lobe, all of the Environmental and Land Use team.

The Impact of New York's Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act

Bloomberg Law | October 23, 2020

The following Bloomberg Law article comprises a two-part, contributed series on the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s transformative regulatory changes on climate change, renewable energy, and emerging contaminants. The articles are written by Albany partner Pete Trimarchi and associate Dana Stanton, and Rochester associate Sarah Lobe, all of the Environmental and Land Use team.

Review supports Tennessee Gas on pipeline project

The Republican | October 28, 2018

Boston Office Managing Partner Ruth Silman is mentioned in this story for her representation of Tennessee Gas, which is seeking approval to improve its compressor station in Agawam and construct a new pipeline loop.

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