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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Solar Energy Acquisition

Represented buyer in land acquisition of multiple utility scale solar project involving private, state, and BLM land, and including land acquisition, title, leasing, and entitlements.

Renewable Energy

Represented lender in financing of multiple utility scale solar project including land acquisition, title, leasing, and entitlements.

Hydrogen Conversion and Storage Project

Represented the operator of a power plant in the negotiation and drafting of an agreement to develop and construct a hydrogen conversion plant and underground salt dome storage facility which is the first of its kind in the western United States.