Air Quality

Irvine & Conner attorneys have represented citizen groups in Clean Air Act citizens’ suits and in administrative contested case hearings challenging air permits. The firm’s attorneys also have provided corporations with advice on air permitting to meet their compliance obligations. To illustrate, Irvine & Conner attorneys have represented:

  • A city suffering harms due to frequent air pollution from an adjacent smelting facility. The federal citizen suit resulted in a settlement involving repairs to damaged city property and installation of new pollution controls at the facility.
  • A regional environmental organization on a clean air act citizen suit against a coal fired power plant.
  • A fenceline community group in Port Arthur in their opposition to an air permit for a refinery expansion. The matter settled favorably for the client with the establishment of an innovative community enhancement fund to address environmental justice issues.
  • A multi-national machinery corporation regarding its data collection and tracking obligations under the Clean Air Act.