Over the past 30 years, environmental laws and regulations have had an increasingly consequential impact on businesses and communities. Watkins & Eager represents clients in a variety of environmental matters, ranging from due diligence to permitting, compliance, and litigation defense.  Our deep understanding of federal and state environmental laws and regulations, and the agency policies and procedures implementing those laws, enables us to be forceful advocates for our clients’ projects. We are experienced in all facets of permitting, compliance, and enforcement defense, and represent clients in administrative proceedings and any associated public meetings, hearings, trials, and appeals. The firm routinely represents clients before the Mississippi Commission on Environmental Quality, the Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services. And with backgrounds in government and environmental consulting, our lawyers are able to foster more effective communications among engineers, professional consultants, and regulators to move complex projects through the permitting process. We are committed to helping our clients bring their projects to fruition through efficient and effective solutions in the following areas:

  • Air, water, solid, and hazardous waste permitting
  • Air, water, solid, and hazardous waste compliance
  • Wetlands permitting and water quality certifications
  • Water and sewer infrastructure issues
  • NEPA and ESA compliance
  • Real estate environmental due diligence
  • Solid waste disposal permitting and compliance
  • Soil and groundwater investigation/remediation issues
  • Bankruptcies involving contaminated sites
  • Brownfields development and institutional controls
  • Federal and state agency enforcement defense
  • Federal and state grant and loan counsel

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