Alston & Bird’s attorneys lead industry, development and municipal clients through environmental reviews and permitting processes for projects such as new and upgraded wastewater treatment plants, manufacturing operations, energy facilities, landfills and other large-scale industrial operations, as well as residential and commercial development, to obtain and defend challenges to permits for those facilities and projects. We also advise clients on day-to-day compliance matters involving state and federal environmental laws, closely monitoring new regulations and policy developments. To ensure that our clients stay informed, we hold in-house seminars, give presentations at our clients' compliance meetings and seminars, and send informative alerts via email and blogs. In addition, we use extranets that allow us to provide secure, individualized compliance counseling to our clients in a timely and efficient manner. In terms of scope, our group's attorneys have handled regulatory and permitting matters in nearly all 50 states.