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Marten Law has built a national reputation as a leader in environmental and energy law. Our team of lawyers includes recognized authorities in alternative energy, climate change, air quality, hazardous and solid waste, water resources and water quality, fisheries, environmental review and permitting, and a host of other issues that our business and public clients confront every day. Unlike general practice firms, we focus on one practice area, so that we can be the best at it in the country. More

Andrew Bell

Emerging Contaminants Cause Regulatory Uncertainty for Water Suppliers and Landowners

Water suppliers and landowners are increasingly contending with a new generation of persistent contaminants, particularly perflourinated compounds. Perfluorinated compounds are chemicals that have historically been used in a variety of industrial and consumer products. More »

Wolverine

Predicting the Future of the Future: ESA, Climate Change, and the Evolving Contours of “Best Available Science”

Recent cases involving imperiled species present interesting case studies of the tensions inherent in the Endangered Species Act in dealing with science, uncertainty, and the politics of climate change. The first of these cases addresses the ESA listing of the wolverine; the second, of the Beringia bearded seal. More »

Mining

EPA Issues Proposed Rule Requiring Financial Responsibility Requirements for Hardrock Mining Industry

Under a proposed Superfund regulation set to be published in the Federal Register any day, the Environmental Protection Agency would require hardrock mines to provide a financial guarantee covering estimated future cleanup costs at their facilities. More »