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Air Quality

Air Quality

Marten Law represents some of the largest companies in the Pacific Northwest in connection with air quality issues at their facilities in Alaska, Washington, Idaho and other states. We have extensive experience advising clients on the federal Clean Air Act and state and local air quality laws and regulations. More

Alternative Energy

Alternative Energy

We have assisted clients with siting renewable and alternative energy projects, including wind, biogas, solar, biomass, and hydroelectric power. We help clients develop infrastructure transmission access, and to resolve regulatory issues. More

Climate Change

Climate Change

We are helping clients in a number of economic sectors to navigate the changing regulatory requirements governing greenhouse gas emissions, including energy producers, manufacturers, forestry companies, utilities, and developers. More

Energy

Energy

We provide comprehensive regulatory, compliance, and litigation services to the electricity, oil and gas, and renewable and alternative energy industries. Our clients include electric generation, transmission, and distribution companies, oil and gas pipeline companies, refiners, and large industrial consumers. More

Fisheries

Fisheries

Our clients include commercial fishermen and processors throughout the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. We have substantial experience on all types of issues affecting the commercial fishing industry and assist these clients with issues ranging from the development of catch share programs, to the Council process for amendments to fishery management plans, to litigation. More

Litigation

Litigation

Our lawyers are skilled advocates for our clients. We have a successful track record of litigating a wide range of environmental and energy matters, and also are experienced in mediation, arbitration, and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. More

Natural Resources

Natural Resources

Our attorneys help clients resolve natural resource issues that arise during project planning, development, and implementation. We provide strategic counseling to identify and minimize impacts associated with developments and work with clients to move projects through the permitting process in a timely and effective manner. More

Permitting and Environmental Review

Permitting and Environmental Review

Our lawyers assist clients in obtaining the environmental permits and approvals they need to operate their business, to construct new facilities, and to make modifications to existing facilities and equipment. We advise on compliance and permit issues relating to wetlands, water, air, hazardous waste, endangered species, and other environmental issues. More

Property Development

Property Development

We have gained a reputation as lawyers who can help clients develop property that would otherwise be passed over due to environmental challenges. These challenges can come in the form of contaminated land and groundwater, endangered species, shoreline development restrictions, wetlands, water shortages, and a host of other issues. More

Rate Making and Power Sales

Rate Making and Power Sales

Our rate making and power sales lawyers have more than three decades of experience helping both energy providers and energy-consuming clients obtain favorable electric power arrangements. More

Waste Cleanup

Waste Cleanup

Few environmental laws are as reviled as the Superfund, and the reason is simple. The law aims to capture as many parties as possible, and those parties then often spend more time and money negotiating among themselves and with their insurers than conducting a cleanup. We think there is a better way. More

Waste Management

Waste Management

We provide regulatory advice to clients who operate disposal facilities and companies that generate and ship their wastes to third party vendors. Our disposal facility clients include landfill operators, hazardous waste disposal and recycling companies, solid waste utilities, composters, electronic waste recycling facilities, and food recycling facilities. Among waste generators, we have represented refineries, electroplaters, airlines, aircraft maintenance companies, railroads, shipyards, food processors, manufacturers, and many other industry and public sector clients. More

Water Quality

Water Quality

We help wastewater dischargers obtain and protect their discharge permits. Our clients include major industrial and municipal wastewater facilities, agricultural businesses, energy suppliers, developers, and local governments. More

Water Resources

Water Resources

Our attorneys help clients, including landowners, agricultural and industrial businesses, developers, water suppliers, governments, and lenders to resolve water resource issues involving rights to surface water and groundwater. Our lawyers have handled challenges over water rights before administrative hearings boards and in court. More