Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell attorneys are experienced in the development of most forms of electric power generation, including renewable energy from wind, solar, biomass, and hydroelectric power as well as fossil fuels with an emphasis on highly efficient, natural gas-fired projects. We also have expertise in fuel supply, storage and transportation, integration of intermittent resources and other aspects of grid planning, and transmission infrastructure.
We represent clients facing the range of issues and questions regarding development, construction, permitting, land use, and environmental concerns that arise in the development, acquisition, divestiture, and closure of energy resources. Specific examples of these challenges include land use approvals; leasing; National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and state-level environmental review; surface and mineral rights negotiations, access, and other public lands issues; Public Utilities Commission (PUC) approvals and rulemakings; Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) permitting; Endangered Species Act (ESA) review; and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) obstruction evaluation.
Our team also helps a wide variety of clients navigate the constantly-evolving federal, state, and local landscape for climate change. We advocate for new regulations and defend such regulations when challenged. Our attorneys also advise local governments and other entities with establishing plans, developing and enforcing regulations, and otherwise advancing both climate mitigation and adaptation objectives.