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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Water rights and availability due diligence on behalf of commercial agricultural interest in California’s Central Valley.

Federal District Court litigation involving petition to modify 1944 Orr Ditch Decree governing Truckee River water use.

Water Rights permitting for eastern Nevada groundwater project from administrative hearing through Nevada Supreme Court appeal.