Montgomery & Andrews’ environmental lawyers have extensive experience representing clients in all aspects of air quality regulation under the federal Clean Air Act and the New Mexico Air Quality Control Act. We provide a comprehensive suite of legal services relating to air quality, representing clients in rulemakings, permitting, compliance, litigation and enforcement defense matters. Areas of experience include:
- Assisting clients in negotiating administrative orders and consent decrees with the New Mexico Environment Department that help clients achieve compliance while avoiding potentially crippling penalties.
- Representing industry and business clients before the New Mexico Environmental Improvement Board in administrative rulemaking proceedings under the New Mexico Air Quality Control Act. For example, our attorneys represented the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association in proceedings regarding the establishment of a regulatory cap on greenhouse gas emissions in New Mexico.
- Counseling clients on permitting and compliance under the federal Clean Air Act programs, including the Title V Operating Permit program and corresponding state programs.
- Defending enforcement actions under the New Mexico Air Quality Control Act in state and federal court, including negotiating settlements where appropriate.