Environmental & Natural Resources

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Fabian VanCott is one of the Intermountain West’s premier natural resources and environmental law firms. We have extensive expertise in the practice of environmental law and a long history of practice in water, public land, oil and gas, and mining law, dating back to Harold Fabian’s representation of the Naildriver Mining Company in Park City, Utah, in the 1920s. Our practice areas include:

  • Environmental:
    • Environmental Permitting and Compliance
    • Brownfields Redevelopment
    • Environmental Insurance Coverage
    • Toxic Tort Litigation, including representation of landowners, cities, real estate developers, secured parties, and potentially responsible parties, at a variety of Superfund and CERCLIS sites, ranging from smelters, factories, and dry cleaning facilities to municipal landfills
    • Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments
    • Groundwater and Surface Water Remediation Efforts
    • NPDES and Section 404 permitting
    • Stormwater and Dewatering Permits
    • Reporting under the Clean Air Act and EPCRA
  • Natural Resources:
    • Public Land Leasing and Permitting
    • Mining Claim Validity Determinations and Patenting, Leasing, and Compliance Issues before the United State Bureau of Land Management, Minerals Management Service, the Office of Surface Mining, the Bureau of Reclamation, United States Forest Service, the Interior Office of Hearings and Appeals, the Interior Board of Land Appeals, and the United States District Court
    • Mine Permitting and Reclamation
    • Mineral Title Opinions
    • Lode and Placer Mining Claims
    • Water Rights
      • Title Opinions
      • Acquisition Agreements
      • Change Applications
      • Administration
      • Administrative Adjudications before the Utah State Engineer
    • Oil and Gas Title, Spacing and Pooling
    • Oil and Gas Drilling, Financing, and Division Order Title Opinions
    • Landowners’ Royalties