LITTLE ROCK – Attorneys Allan Gates and Jordan Wimpy of Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates and Woodyard, P.L.L.C., will present updates on the legal and regulatory landscape at the Arkansas Environmental Foundation’s Water Seminar today.
Gates and Wimpy will review several current and decided cases from the past year discussing important areas for water law and regulation including potential regulation of discharges to groundwater, interpretation of 4-1-4 Supreme Court decisions and the impacts on future rulemaking, the interplay of the Clean Water Act and RCRA’s anti-duplication provisions, and clarifications on Section 401 Certifications.
Gates is president-elect of the American College of Environmental Lawyers. He has extensive experience as counsel in air pollution, water pollution, toxic tort, wetlands, environmental impact statement and coastal management disputes and litigation. He handles matters before the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and the Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission, and is defense counsel in hazardous waste and Superfund actions before state agencies, the EPA and in state and federal court.
Wimpy’s practice focuses on environmental, agricultural, energy and natural resources issues. He regularly represents trade associations, utilities and business clients in administrative rulemaking matters and all aspects of the environmental permitting, compliance and enforcement process.
About Mitchell Williams
Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. is a full service corporate law firm that provides strategic, trusted counsel in business, litigation and regulated entities matters. The firm offers clients comprehensive legal services, decades of diverse professional experience and extensive relationships. Established in 1954, the firm currently employs more than 90 attorneys in Little Rock, Rogers and Jonesboro, Arkansas and Austin, Texas.