Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell has extensive experience with the spectrum of Clean Air Act and state regulatory programs, including mobile source emission regulations, stationary source permitting, greenhouse gas regulation, conformity, air toxics, and air quality planning. Our technical understanding of these air quality regulations enables us to provide targeted and strategic advice to clients to work through complex air quality challenges, as well as effective representation before agencies and courts. We have represented a wide range of industries, including airports, gas-fired power plants, cogeneration facilities, automotive and trucking, aircraft, other non-road sources, power plants, natural gas facilities, oil refineries, chemical plants, mining facilities, and dust control. In addition, we serve on boards and commissions relating to air quality planning and implementation.
EELI v. Epel, 793 F.3d 1169 (10th Cir. 2015) (addressed air quality impacts of coal and renewable power generation in discovery for Commerce Clause litigation)
Tinicum Township v. U.S. Dept. of Transp., 685 F. 3d 288 (3d Cir. 2012) (successfully defended air quality and conformity analyses for airport development)
South Coast Air Quality Management District v. BP West Coast Products, LLP, No. BC291876 (Cal. Super. 2003) (represented AQMD in action against oil company for repeated violations of state air quality laws)
U.S. v. Williams Field Services, C.A. No. 02B0199 (D. Colo. 2002) (represented defendant in negotiation of Consent Decree relating to alleged Clean Air Act violations at a gas processing plant within a Native American reservation)
Com. of Va. v. E.P.A., 108 F.3d 1397 (D.C. Cir. 1997) (represented motor vehicle manufacturing trade association in successful challenge to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations regarding motor vehicle emissions standards)
Conservation Law Foundation, Inc. v. Busey, 79 F.3d 1250 (1st Cir. 1996) (represented local government in Clean Air Act challenge to military base conversion)
U.S. v. General Motors, No. 95CV02215 (D.D.C. 1995) (represented defendant in negotiation of Consent Decree regarding pollution controls for several automobile and truck models)