Climate Change

The continued focus on global climate change presents an array of multi-faceted risks, challenges and opportunities for business, government, and other public entities.  Hopping Green & Sams works with clients seeking to manage these risks, meet emerging challenges, and seize favorable opportunities.

Many businesses and public entities now face complex reporting, permitting, and other compliance requirements for their greenhouse gas emissions.   Fully addressing climate change issues requires a deep understanding not only of air quality, but also of energy and other greenhouse gas-emitting facilities; available greenhouse gas control technologies and mitigation strategies; renewable energy resources and facilities; water resources; land use; and the interaction among state and federal regulatory agencies across regulatory program areas. Our firm can effectively identify, understand, and address these requirements.

Our attorneys from varied practice areas focus on these issues at the legislative and regulatory levels.  HGS represents many electric utilities and other regulated interests through the legislative process, state and federal agency rulemaking processes, project permitting and, when necessary, litigation.