Steve’s broad experience representing environmental clients led to his work on government law and policy matters. He has interacted with federal and state regulators on numerous rule-makings and policy developments. He advises clients regarding federal legislative and agency strategy, including use of the appropriations process to achieve policy goals. Steve served on an EPA advisory committee examining federal hazardous waste regulations, and was selected by the House Energy and Commerce Committee to represent industry stakeholders in negotiations to develop consensus amendments to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. He led an industry group advocating for reform of the federal mining laws. Representing industry clients, Steve has worked together with nongovernmental organizations to secure federal legislation banning the export of mercury from the United States.
Steve has been recognized by Who’s Who Legal as one of the top environmental practitioners representing the mining industry. One client described him as “absolutely the best.” He speaks and publishes on environmental legal and policy topics.
•Federal legislative and regulatory strategy
•Federal environmental policy
•Solid and hazardous waste management and disposal
•Environmental compliance and enforcement
•Toxics Release Inventory and other federal toxics reporting requirements
•The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movement of Hazardous Wastes and Their Disposal
•Mercury use, export, treatment, and disposal
•Public lands and natural resources law
Recognition & Leadership
Awards & Accolades
•Team Member, Best Lawyers in America, Top Listed - Government Relations, 2018
•Listed, Who’s Who Legal: Mining, 2015-2017
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