Energy & Natural Resources

We provide advice and litigation representation in energy and natural resources matters.  Our clients are energy companies, project developers, municipalities, agricultural and industrial operators, and individuals.

Our practice includes the following types of matters:

  • Advice on state and federal regulatory issues involving electric and natural-gas utilities, including regulated ratemaking and economic policies, restructuring, and deregulation
  • Assistance with strategy and compliance issues that arise from ongoing changes to state and federal energy regulations and legislation
  • Litigation and appeals of state and federal regulatory matters and general energy business matters
  • Negotiation of power purchase agreements and assistance with generator interconnection and transmission issues
  • Assistance with matters involving the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA)
  • Assistance with applications for certificates of public convenience and necessity and other energy facility siting and compliance issues
  • Permits for dredging and upland development under the Clean Water Act
  • Clarification of waterway boundaries along rivers, lakes, and the Pacific Ocean
  • Resolution of filled lands ownership
  • Removal, repair, and vegetation issues on levees
  • Analysis of public use rights on shores and waterways
  • Green initiatives
  • Wetland mitigation plans, mitigation banking, private mitigation agreements
  • Community water systems and water utilities
  • Real estate and land use matters
  • Wharf registrations for marine terminals on the Columbia and Willamette Rivers
  • Protection of historic water rights in the Klamath Basin Adjudication
  • Boundary disputes and discrepancies between surveys
  • Negotiations with the Oregon Department of State Lands
  • Waterway leases and registrations
  • Waterway navigability and ownership 

How May We Help You?

To learn more about our Energy & Natural Resources practice, please call one of the attorneys in our E&NR Practice Group.


Energy Practice Contact: Lisa Hardie

Natural Resources Practice Contact: Jennie Bricker