The current permitting environment provides ample opportunity for the public and their representatives to challenge permitting and project actions.
This litigious aspect requires added effort on the part of agencies and project applicants to exercise a higher level of project due diligence regarding procedural and process requirements.
Often, legal support of varying degrees is required to support project activities and minimize potential delays.
HBK's environmental team supports project activities subject to or engaged in litigation through development of legal briefs and in-depth reviews. We can also provide support through testimony before administrative law judges or other court venues. In addition, written or verbal depositions are provided that may adequately respond to challenges and eliminate the need for actual court hearings.