Accomplished lawyer providing legal guidance across numerous state and federal environmental, air quality, public lands and natural resource issues. At the forefront of emerging federal and state methane and climate change regulatory efforts affecting the energy and industrial sectors. Pairs technical knowledge with deep understanding of clients’ businesses to find pragmatic solutions to complex problems.
A widely respected environmental lawyer, Eric Waeckerlin employs a solution-oriented approach in resolving all stages of complex environmental permitting, enforcement, policy and regulatory matters. He represents clients in major litigation in federal and state courts, and before administrative agencies over critical air quality and other environmental and natural resource issues affecting numerous industries. He routinely advises clients on a range of environmental issues arising during transactional due diligence.
Eric represents energy infrastructure companies including oil and natural gas operators and pipeline companies, as well as mining interests, defense contractors, steel manufacturers, engine and other mobile source manufacturers, and industry trade associations on numerous issues under the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, National Environmental Policy Act, CERCLA and their state equivalents. At the forefront of emerging federal and state methane, carbon capture and climate change regulatory efforts affecting the oil and natural gas sector. Eric is frequently called upon to represent companies in high-stakes policy and regulatory matters before the Environmental Protection Agency and the Bureau of Land Management as well as state environmental agencies and oil and gas conservation commissions across the Rocky Mountain West.
Prior to Brownstein, Eric practiced in Denver and in Washington, D.C., advising energy, manufacturing and industrial clients.