October 5, 2022

Volume XII, Number 278

Ronald M. Varnum

Ronald M. Varnum assists clients in a variety of environmental litigation matters and provides counsel on regulatory and transactional matters. He has represented clients in litigation concerning the adoption of regulations under the Clean Air Act, cleanup and responsibility for contaminated sites and waterbodies, permit appeals, enforcement matters, and wastewater management. Ron also advises clients on permitting and regulatory matters, including the National Environmental Policy Act, air and water pollution, wetlands, storm water management, waste management, and remediation of contaminated sites. He has advised clients on environmental aspects of the development of energy projects.

Representative Matters

  • Represented energy companies in litigation over rules promulgated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under the Clean Air Act

  • Assisted a client in preparation of comments on proposed rulemakings under the Clean Air Act

  • Advised clients on federal and state permitting requirements for proposed construction and development projects, including storm water management, wetlands, endangered species, and National Environmental Policy Act issues

  • Represented a client in enforcement proceedings under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act

  • Represented a quasi-governmental agency in opposing a petition for writ of certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court challenging compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act in a public housing and community revitalization project

  • Represented a landowner in a citizen suit against a mushroom waste operation under the Clean Water Act and Pennsylvania Clean Streams Law

  • Counseled clients with regard to purchase and investment in property with environmental contamination

Articles in the National Law Review database by Ronald M. Varnum