Dunn Carney’s environmental attorneys assist clients as they confront the myriad of state and federal environmental laws and regulations that impact property transfers, the investigation and remediation of hazardous wastes, the recovery of investigation and remediation costs from other liable parties, the use and disposal of hazardous materials, and the discharge of storm water or regulated pollutants into water bodies. We advise and assist our clients as they negotiate and work with local, state and federal agencies that deal with environmental matters, including the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, the Washington Department of Ecology and the Environmental Protection Agency. We have developed a leading national expertise in structuring and documenting transactions in the rapidly-growing area of climate change regulations, including the purchase and sale of carbon dioxide offsets and other environmental attributes. We also address environmental matters in transactional work and handle lawsuits, administrative appeals or insurance coverage disputes. Our environmental law team handles transactional matters, lawsuits, administrative appeals, and insurance coverage disputes.


  • Administrative Appeals
  • Citizen Suits
  • Cost Recovery/Contribution Actions
  • Carbon Trading and other Climate Change Related Transactions
  • Due Diligence
  • Environmental Site Assessment/Reviews
  • Indemnification Agreements
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Litigation
  • Negotiations with EPA and State regulators in Oregon and Washington
  • No Further Action Determinations
  • NPDES Permits
  • Prospective Purchaser Agreements/Consent Judgments
  • Superfund Sites
  • Sediment Sites
  • Water Quality Standards/TMDLs


The Climate Trust
Federated Insurance Companies
Iron Partners, LLC
Oregon Sandblasting & Coating, Inc.
Overall Petroleum
Providence Health System-Oregon
Weyerhaeuser Co.
U.S. Bank Trust Group


Kate L. Moore, Environmental Team Leader
Brian Talcott
Josh Stadtler


Gun Clubs and Shooting Ranges Targeted in Environmental Lawsuits, November 2013

Q&A:  First Steps in Dealing with Contaminated Property, Nov. 2013

Construction Stormwater Rules issued by EPA


Nov. 4-5–19th Annual Oregon Water Law Conference sponsored by The Seminar Group.

Nov. 2009-Dunn Carney was a co-sponsor with Aon Risk Services of a seminar, Environmental Challenges? How to Reduce Your Risk.  Elizabeth Howard and Kate Moore made presentations on Environmental Issues & Risk Management in Transactions.

Nov. 12, 2008- Dunn Carney was a sponsor of the Carbon Credits Seminar at the World Trade Center organized by the Seminar Group.


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