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Rogue Basin Water User’s Council: Bureau of Reclamation Section 7 ESA Consultation

Douglas McDougall and Jessica Ferrell represented the Rogue Basin Water User’s Council (RBWUC) in an ongoing Section 7 Consultation under the Endangered Species Act (“ESA”). The matter involves the Bureau of Reclamation’s Rogue River Basin Project. More

Schnitzer West: Indemnity and Cleanup of Hazardous Substance

In 1996, after the Seattle Commons initiative was rejected by the voters, many pieces of property which had been assembled for the proposed park were resold for development. One of those parcels was purchased by our client, who intended to develop it as part of the corporate campus for a major on-line retailer. More

Seattle Brownfield: Cost Recovery and Insurance

Marten Law represented the former owner of property in Seattle, Washington contaminated by multiple commercial and residential underground oil storage tanks. The former property owner partially remediated the site and then sold it for urban redevelopment. More

Ski Area Master Plan

Richard Allan represented a Pacific Northwest ski area, located on U.S. Forest Service land, in the approval and defense of a new Master Plan. The Forest Service Record of Decision approving the Master Plan was challenged by environmental groups in administrative proceedings and in U.S. District Court. Plaintiffs raised numerous challenges under NEPA, NFMA and the Ski Area Permitting Act. More

State of Louisiana (Gulf Oil Spill)

The firm acted as Special Counsel to the Attorney General of the State of Louisiana in the Gulf Oil spill litigation. Marten Law was the only out-of-state firm selected to assist the Attorney General. Louisiana was a principal complainant (along with the United States and four other Gulf states) in the largest environmental lawsuit ever brought in the United States. More