Environmental Enforcement

Marzulla Law represents corporations, individuals, and other entities when they are subject to environmental enforcement action, including civil and criminal matters, by the U.S. Department of Justice, Environmental Protection Agency, and other federal and state agencies.

Our firm has a keen understanding of how to defend against alleged environmental violations due to our deep experience inside government, in the public interest sector, and in private practice representing a diverse range of clients, from those in highly regulated sectors to organizations who are not accustomed to environmental enforcement actions. Marzulla Law’s experience stretches across a wide range of environmental statutes, including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Endangered Species Act (ESA), Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Safe Drinking Water Act, Oil Pollution Act, RCRA, and Superfund (CERCLA),

Our partner, Roger Marzulla, served as Assistant Attorney General in charge of the U.S. Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division (AAG-ENRD), the top environmental post in the DOJ. During his tenure, he learned firsthand the operations and litigation styles of his client agencies, including EPA, the Interior Department, and other agencies that bring environmental enforcement actions to businesses and individuals. As AAG-ENRD, Roger helped create litigation strategies for government regulatory and enforcement programs such as the Clean Air Act, environmental crimes, and endangered species.

Nancie Marzulla represents clients in enforcement and permitting disputes with federal regulatory agencies and in trial courts, courts of appeal, and the Supreme Court. Her work spans matters involving environmental law, water, natural resources, and property development.

Marzulla Law’s enforcement work for clients extends further than litigation, defense, and incident investigations. Where relevant, we proactively help clients develop and improve regulatory strategies to maintain compliance with federal and state environmental programs, and assist in managing enforcement actions brought by more than one agency.


Sample Environmental Enforcement Cases

  • Represented various developers and landowners in defense of government environmental enforcement actions for civil penalties under the Clean Water Act.
  • Represented chemical manufacturer in defense of suit for alleged violation of hazardous air pollution regulations.
  • Represented company in suit for alleged violation of lead paint regulations.
  • Represented engine manufacturer in defense of Clean Air Act enforcement case.
  • Represented various operators, generators and owners in CERCLA and RCRA enforcement cases.
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