Ryan Steen

Ryan Steen

Ryan Steen focuses his practice on environmental litigation and regulatory counseling and has extensive experience litigating high-stakes natural resources disputes, particularly those involving claims asserted under the Endangered Species Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Clean Water Act, the Magnuson-Stevens Act, and the Marine Mammal Protection Act. He also advises clients on a variety of environmental regulatory matters. Ryan’s clients include trade associations and individual organizations in the oil and gas, fisheries, forestry, hydroelectric power, mining, tourism, and geophysical exploration industries.

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Recent Federal Actions to Streamline the NEPA Process

There has been a string of actions in the past few weeks addressing the federal government’s policy goal of streamlining the NEPA review process.  Although a number of actions have been taken, it presently boils down to this:  the federal government seems to genuinely be pursuing ways to make the NEPA process for infrastructure projects … Continue Reading
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