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Key Takeaways: Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC v. Cowpasture River Preservation Association

On February 24, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC v. Cowpasture River Preservation Association, a case evaluating the U.S. Forest Service’s authority to grant rights-of-way under the Mineral Leasing Act of a natural gas pipeline that would traverse the Appalachian Trail 600 feet below ground. Beveridge & Diamond principals Jamie AuslanderJohn Cruden, and Peter Schaumberg filed an amicus brief on behalf of the National Association of Manufacturers and twenty other trade associations, supporting reversal of the Fourth Circuit’s novel interpretation of two federal statutes to bar the pipeline project. 

Hear key takeaways from the case, presented by B&D's John Cruden and Allyn Stern.

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John Cruden Environmental Attorney Beveridge Diamond
Principal

John offers clients the benefit of decades of experience as a top environmental lawyer, a leader of major bar and environmental organizations, and a distinguished military career.

John provides strategic counsel on high-stakes environmental and natural resources litigation, civil and criminal enforcement, and compliance. Working with clients makes the practice of law worthy and valuable to him as they advance strategic needs while protecting human health and the environment.

For more than two decades, John served as a senior leader on environment and natural resource matters...

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Allyn L. Stern Environmental Attorney Beveridge & Diamond Seattle, WA
Of Counsel

Allyn brings over 30 years of insider understanding of government operations.

Her experience as former Region 10 Counsel at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) informs her deep policy, regulatory, and enforcement knowledge. Allyn draws on her breadth and depth of expertise to help clients comply with an array of environmental statutes and regulations applicable to their businesses, including Clean Water Act (CWA) and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) permit approvals, risk management under the Clean Air Act 112(r), civil and criminal enforcement, Superfund cleanup and redevelopment, and pollution prevention strategies.

Allyn's in-depth knowledge of EPA policies and Department of Justice protocols enables her to capably advise clients on their interactions with these agencies. She guides clients through environmental issues arising in business operations, real estate development and permitting, or litigation. She has extensive experience with many environmental statutes, particularly the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA); RCRA; and CWA.

As Regional Counsel at EPA, she was the senior executive covering litigation strategy and counseling for all matters in the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska. She also spent over 20 years as an EPA line attorney, then as a managing attorney in EPA’s San Francisco office covering California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, and the territorial islands. She provided legal advice and strategy on hundreds of EPA decisions including tribal treaty rights and consultation, CWA permits, water quality standards, Total Maximum Daily Load allocations, Superfund removal and remedial actions, and many enforcement cases. She also focused on incident response and was selected to be a part of the investigation team following the Gold King Mine release. In San Francisco, she also served as Deputy Director for the regional air program.

Allyn has taught law since 2005, with positions at the University of California Hastings School of Law, Seattle University, and Seattle University Law School. She has taught courses on Negotiation Skills, Environmental Law, and Environmental Enforcement.

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