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Scott M.
Watson

  • Partner

I pride myself on handling and winning matters and cases that touch upon a broad array of environmental issues – from the simple to the complex. I have an uncommon depth of experience handling traditional environmental matters, such as cleanup of contaminated property and the mediation, arbitration, and litigation that often arises from cleanups. But I have also consistently achieved success for clients who have novel problems and concerns in areas where there is no precedent or prior experience. 

Scott Watson concentrates his practice in environmental law and the energy industry. He advises clients on regulatory and litigation matters involving federal and state environmental laws, including NEPA, CERCLA, RCRA, EPCRA, the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, and Michigan's Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act.  

  • Helping clients with sale of renewable energy credits and advanced cleaner energy credits.
  • Working with natural resources clients on tribal, cultural and historic preservation issues.
  • Assisting in the underground injection control permitting under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act.
  • Assisting in development of permits for a coal-fired electric generation facility.
  • Permitting and siting wind farm developments.
  • Assisting in obtaining licenses and exemptions for distilled spirits plants and other users and generators of ethanol.
  • Helping clients with sale of renewable energy credits and advanced cleaner energy credits.
  • Working with natural resources clients on tribal, cultural and historic preservation issues.
  • Assisting in the underground injection control permitting under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act.
  • Assisting in development of permits for a coal-fired electric generation facility.
  • Permitting and siting wind farm developments.
  • Assisting in obtaining licenses and exemptions for distilled spirits plants and other users and generators of ethanol.
  • 2016 Summer Conference & Annual Meeting, State Bar of Michigan (SBM) Real Property Law Section Conference, July 12-16, 2016, Boyne Falls, Michigan
  • “In Search of . . . Judicial Guidance under Part 201,” Webinar, Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, June 11, 2013
  • “Clean Renewable and Efficient Energy Act and What it Means to Consumers, Developers and Load Serving Entities,” West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum, March 2009
  • 2016 Summer Conference & Annual Meeting, State Bar of Michigan (SBM) Real Property Law Section Conference, July 12-16, 2016, Boyne Falls, Michigan
  • “In Search of . . . Judicial Guidance under Part 201,” Webinar, Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, June 11, 2013
  • “Clean Renewable and Efficient Energy Act and What it Means to Consumers, Developers and Load Serving Entities,” West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum, March 2009
  • Part 201: Hazardous Substance Regulation, Michigan Environmental Law Deskbook, ch. 5
  • The Covergence of Mining Lawand Environmental Law, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
  • “Sun vs. Wind?,” quoted in MiBiz, First Quarter 2011
  • Part 201: Hazardous Substance Regulation, Michigan Environmental Law Deskbook, ch. 5
  • The Covergence of Mining Lawand Environmental Law, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
  • “Sun vs. Wind?,” quoted in MiBiz, First Quarter 2011
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Scott M.
Watson

  • Partner
Grand Rapids

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I pride myself on handling and winning matters and cases that touch upon a broad array of environmental issues – from the simple to the complex. I have an uncommon depth of experience handling traditional environmental matters, such as cleanup of contaminated property and the mediation, arbitration, and litigation that often arises from cleanups. But I have also consistently achieved success for clients who have novel problems and concerns in areas where there is no precedent or prior experience. 

Scott Watson concentrates his practice in environmental law and the energy industry. He advises clients on regulatory and litigation matters involving federal and state environmental laws, including NEPA, CERCLA, RCRA, EPCRA, the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, and Michigan's Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act.  

  • 2016 Summer Conference & Annual Meeting, State Bar of Michigan (SBM) Real Property Law Section Conference, July 12-16, 2016, Boyne Falls, Michigan
  • “In Search of . . . Judicial Guidance under Part 201,” Webinar, Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, June 11, 2013
  • “Clean Renewable and Efficient Energy Act and What it Means to Consumers, Developers and Load Serving Entities,” West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum, March 2009
  • 2016 Summer Conference & Annual Meeting, State Bar of Michigan (SBM) Real Property Law Section Conference, July 12-16, 2016, Boyne Falls, Michigan
  • “In Search of . . . Judicial Guidance under Part 201,” Webinar, Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of Michigan, June 11, 2013
  • “Clean Renewable and Efficient Energy Act and What it Means to Consumers, Developers and Load Serving Entities,” West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum, March 2009
  • Part 201: Hazardous Substance Regulation, Michigan Environmental Law Deskbook, ch. 5
  • The Covergence of Mining Lawand Environmental Law, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
  • “Sun vs. Wind?,” quoted in MiBiz, First Quarter 2011
  • Part 201: Hazardous Substance Regulation, Michigan Environmental Law Deskbook, ch. 5
  • The Covergence of Mining Lawand Environmental Law, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
  • “Sun vs. Wind?,” quoted in MiBiz, First Quarter 2011