Parsons' specialized team offers a unique depth of knowledge of environmental and natural resource issues


Parsons Behle & Latimer has a proven record of providing exceptional legal services on a diverse range of environmental and natural resource matters. Our environmental law team represents some of the world’s largest mining and industrial companies as well as small businesses and individuals on matters ranging from permitting new operations, e.g., mines, traditional and renewable power plants, pipelines and transmission lines, and water projects. We ensure ongoing compliance with an increasingly complicated web of environmental regulations such as the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, RCRA and TRI, to acquisition or divestment, including related diligence of large natural resource and industrial projects.

We successfully litigate high-stakes environmental and natural resource cases; help clients deal with liability, apportionment, and insurance issues from contaminated properties, e.g., under Superfund and LUST programs; and defend against alleged environmental crimes. In addition to our substantive legal expertise, we have well-established relationships with state (particularly in Idaho, Montana, Nevada and Utah), and federal regulatory agencies that bolster our ability to provide unparalleled legal services.


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Defended Against 362 Water Law Claims

In coordination with the State of Idaho and other objectors, assisted in defending against 362 claims filed by the United States and the Coeur d’Alene Tribe and that risked the water supply for residents and businesses in the Coeur d’Alene Spokane River Basin.

Data and Monitoring Service Client

Lead counsel for LegitScript, LLC a leading provider of data and monitoring services to e-commerce companies, credit card processors and banks and government agencies in a lawsuit filed by nutritional supplement companies in Utah. Plaintiffs asserted various claims under the Lanham Act for false advertising as well as defamation and intentional interference. Settled on terms favorable to the client.

Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Project

Assisted on an environmental, social and governance (ESG) project for the San Juan County Clean Energy Foundation LLC to establish a fund designed to contribute to the near communities.