Environmental

Watkins & Eager's Environmental Practice Group offers years of extensive experience from a broad prospective, unlike a typical private practice attorney. Our attorneys have prior legal and technical experience in environmental consulting and the oil and gas industry, as well as in-house counsel for the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. This broad range of experience allows our attorneys to provide representation with a solid understanding of the clients' needs and goals. It also allows us to effectively attain success for our clients through favorable permit terms, creative financing and development of contaminated sites, identification of potential environmental issues on the front end, cost-effective solutions to compliance issues and solving third party actions prior to litigation.  Additionally, our firm has unique experience involving environmental issues in bankruptcy. 

This broad base of experience is the foundation of the Watkins & Eager environmental legal practice, including:

  • Air, Water, Solid and Hazardous Waste Permitting
  • Air, Water, Solid and Hazardous Waste Compliance
  • Bankruptcies Involving Contaminated Sites
  • Brownfields Development
  • Federal and State Agency Enforcement Defense
  • Federal and State Grant and Loan Counsel
  • NEPA and ESA Compliance
  • Real Estate Environmental Due Diligence
  • Solid and Groundwater Remediation Issues
  • Water and Sewer Infrastructure Issues
  • Wetlands Permitting and Water Quality Certifications

Watkins & Eager environmental attorneys represent clients before the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, Mississippi State Department of Health, Mississippi Public Service Commission, United States Environmental Protection Agency, United States Army Corps of Engineers, United States Housing and Urban Development, and federal and state courts in Mississippi. This representation often begins at the agency level, and may move to administrative hearings and carry on into judicial appeals. The primary focus of our representation is to find creative, cost-effective solutions that meet the goals and needs of our clients.

Practice Leader

Keith W. Turner

Keith W. Turner

Phone: 601.965.1958

Email: kturner@watkinseager.com

 

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