Tupper I Mack I Wells PLLC represents public sector and private sector clients in water resource planning and development. Our work includes water right permitting, due diligence for water right acquisition, water right transfers, water system plan updates, mitigation, watershed planning, adjudication, and appeals.
Land Use and Environmental Review
Tupper I Mack l Wells PLLC assists with permitting and SEPA/NEPA review for development projects throughout Washington, including resorts, mixed use projects, industrial and commercial developments, and energy facilities including hydropower and wind energy projects. Our attorneys work closely with our clients’ project teams to meet evolving standards for low impact development and sustainability, shoreline restrictions, and other regulatory challenges.
Environmental Law and Policy
Tupper I Mack I Wells PLLC provides advice to clients on environmental law issues, including stormwater, air quality, solid waste and hazardous waste cleanup. We have represented clients ranging from trade associations to Fortune 500 companies in the development of environmental regulations, general permits and environmental legislation.
Tupper I Mack l Wells PLLC assists utilities, businesses, associations and local governments with water quality permitting and compliance. We represent clients in several complex disputes involving stormwater regulation and NPDES permits.
Environmental Enforcement and Litigation
Tupper I Mack l Wells PLLC represents clients facing enforcement action by regulatory agencies or citizen suits alleging violations of the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, or other environmental laws. Our work includes responding to notices of intent to sue under the Clean Water Act, negotiating effective settlements and reductions of penalties, and litigation before the Pollution Control Hearings Board and the courts to overturn enforcement orders.
Regulatory and Governmental Relations
Tupper I Mack I Wells PLLC assists private companies, business associations and public entities in working with government agencies and policy makers to achieve positive results. Our service on agency advisory committees, coupled with our real-world experience, enables us to achieve effective legislative and regulatory solutions for our clients.
Tupper I Mack l Wells PLLC works with private and public clients to assess liabilities arising from contaminated sites, including soils, sediment and groundwater, negotiate with regulators over the scope of remedial projects, and resolve cleanup and natural resource damage liabilities. We advise purchasers and sellers of contaminated properties, help clients achieve regulatory compliance, compel historic polluters to pay for investigation and cleanup, and where necessary, litigate to pursue or defend claims for recovery of remedial action costs.