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Representative Experience

Perennial Power Holdings

Richard represents Perennial Power Holdings, the co-owner of the Hermiston Generating Plant, a natural gas-fired power plant in Umatilla County, Oregon, with respect to permitting issues and operating agreements. More

Real Estate Deals

On behalf of multiple land owners and business owners, successfully structured real estate sales and leases of contaminated properties to mitigate the risks associated with the contamination, and advised prospective buyers and lenders relating to the risks associated with purchasing of, or lending on, contaminated properties for the development of projects.

Regional Air Authority: Title V Operating Permit Challenge

We represented a regional air authority in the successful defense of a Title V air operating permit issued to Washington State’s only coal-fired power plant. The permit was challenged by environmental plaintiffs on the grounds that it fails to include limits on carbon dioxide and mercury emissions. They also sought a more stringent nitrogen oxide limit for the plant. More

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

Doug MacDougal represents 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