Nate’s experience includes a broad range of environmental and administrative law issues. He counsels clients in permitting, regulatory compliance, and litigation under a broad range of federal and state environmental laws in state courts and federal district and appellate courts across the country. He has extensive experience in federal environmental litigation regarding the Clean Water Act, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and Endangered Species Act (ESA), as well as other federal regulatory statutes, including the Interstate Commerce Commission Termination Act (ICCTA). Nate also regularly counsels municipalities in obtaining and defending regulatory authorizations and environmental permits.
Among his cases, Nate recently represented Eagle County, Colorado in successfully challenging the Surface Board of Transportation’s authorization of the Uinta Basin Railway in Utah under NEPA and Interstate Commerce Commission Termination Act.
Prior to joining the Firm, Nate served as a senior attorney at the Southern Environmental Law Center where his practice focused on litigation involving challenges federal and state permits and citizen suits based on violations of the Clean Water Act, NEPA, ESA, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), and other federal laws.