Mining, Quarrying + Oil and Gas Extraction

Robinson+Cole serves as valued counsel to mining and natural resource companies, advising them in a variety of transactional matters, including negotiating purchase and sale agreements; performing due diligence analyses; and allocating business, regulatory, and liability risks, as well as in litigation. We work with our clients on preparing mineral extraction agreements, condemnation matters involving hard rock asset valuations, and securing water rights for mining operations. We also guide client projects through the federal, state, and local permit processes for quarrying, quarry reclamation work, gravel operations, and other surficial mining and cement and asphalt plant operations.

Enforcement by federal and state regulatory agencies can present a significant risk to continuing client operations and quickly escalate, resulting in a long-term, adverse impact on the business. We have successfully represented aggregate, mining, and quarry operations clients in defending civil and criminal federal and state environmental enforcement actions, health and safety investigations, wetlands violations actions, and citizen suits brought by neighbors or competitors under environmental statutes.

The mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction industries are faced with numerous federal and state programs concerning environmental protection, resource management, and health and safety regulations. We have a 30-year history of providing clients with solutions to meet their obligations under the range of environmental compliance programs that regulate air emissions, wastewater and stormwater discharges, aboveground and underground storage tanks, spill reporting and response, and site investigation and remediation projects.