Michael’s decades of government experience provide clients a valuable resource for permitting, compliance and enforcement issues relating to air, water and waste.
Prior to joining private practice, Michael worked for natural resources agencies in Massachusetts and New York, where he oversaw permitting, dispute resolutions and enforcement actions involving infrastructure construction projects, energy projects, contaminated lands and much more. Michael’s extensive agency background provides clients with in-depth knowledge of the interplay between state and federal environmental law and compliance requirements across a variety of issues and industries.
Michael’s experience includes issues relating to solid waste, hazardous waste and water resources, as well as renewable energy. He counsels clients on permitting, compliance and enforcement matters arising under the Clean Air Act (CAA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA), common law and more. Michael is also experienced in representing clients throughout utility administrative proceedings, including those relating to rate cases, renewable resources, energy efficiency and other investigations. His extensive experience also includes state Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) programs, including compliance obligations, renewable energy certificate markets and technology specific “carve-outs” within state RPS programs.
Michael is admitted to practice before Massachusetts and New York courts.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Michael J. Altieri