Climate change or greenhouse gas (GHG) legislation may impact nearly every business decision you make, including those involving the environment, real estate, securities, energy, transportation, and construction. Warner Norcross & Judd has a team of attorneys representing each of these practice specialties ready to assist you with all of your business’s climate and GHG needs.
As the most comprehensive and experienced Environmental Law Practice in Michigan, Warner has unique depth of expertise which gives us an advantage as environmental laws evolve to address climate change. For example, Warner is the first law firm in the United States to assist a client in successfully obtaining a major source air permit for a coal fired power plant with a BACT determination for GHGs. Warner also is the first law firm to assist a client in obtaining a similar determination for a cement kiln. These examples demonstrate we fully understand the intricacies and consequences of applying the Clean Air Act to climate issues. Warner also has significant experience permitting underground injection control wells under the Safe Drinking Water Act, a process which is evolving to accommodate the underground capture and sequestration of carbon.
Carbon management will become an important component of your business's strategic plans and everyday decisions. Warner's attorneys can counsel you through your business’s carbon management decisions, including energy use, construction and development, securities disclosure, and GHG tracking and reporting.
New opportunities also exist for carbon trading. A carbon market, however, like any other market, creates a need for contract negotiation. Warner's attorneys are well versed in offsets, renewable energy credits, and other carbon trading options, and are ready to answer any carbon trading questions that you have.