Mitchell Williams Attorney Allan Gates Served As 2019 Environmental Law Conference Faculty


Presented "The Clean Water Act: Water Quality, Water Resources, and Wetlands Under the Microscope" in Washington, D.C.

February 08, 2019

LITTLE ROCK, AR – Attorney Allan Gates served on the faculty of the 2019 Environmental Law Conference held in Washington D.C. He participated on a panel titled "The Clean Water Act: Water Quality, Water Resources, and Wetlands Under the Microscope" and discussed the recent decisions relating to water quality standards, groundwater discharge cases, nutrient pollution, stormwater, enforcement trends and "The Water Transfers Rule."

Gates currently  serves as President of the American College of Environmental Lawyers.  He practices in the areas of environmental and toxic tort and commercial litigation. He is counsel to private parties, public interest groups and trade associations in non-environmental regulatory matters and appears regularly before state agencies, including Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission. Gates also serves as defense counsel in hazardous waste and Superfund actions before state agencies, EPA and in-state and federal court.

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