E. Blaine Rawson, shareholder, is a member of the Firm's Litigation Section and Natural Resources, Land, Water and Environmental Law practice group. Mr. Rawson has been practicing environmental, natural resources law, and commercial litigation since 1995. His expertise covers Clean Air Act, CERCLA, RCRA, and Clean Water Act litigation and counseling, as well as related state issues such as groundwater, underground storage tanks, and state air quality law.
Mr. Rawson has represented energy and natural resource companies in matters related to the federal and state permitting of, and litigation and enforcement actions related to, crude oil and natural gas pipelines, coal-fired power plants, syn-fuel facilities, hard-rock mines and natural gas processing facilities. He also has practiced in many areas of commercial litigation in both federal and state courts related to electrical generation, regulated utilities, oil and gas production, transportation, and refining. Mr. Rawson has written articles regarding underground storage tank regulation, water rights, injunctive relief in environmental cases and the “overfilling” authority of the EPA. Mr. Rawson has also spoken at several seminars regarding power plant permitting, supplemental environmental projects, Clean Air Act permitting and other environmental topics.
Mr. Rawson maintains an AV Preeminent (5.0) rating with Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating awarded to attorneys for professional competence and ethics, and has been included on the list of The Best Lawyers in America in Litigation-Environmental. He has also been selected for inclusion in Mountain States Super Lawyers in the category of Environmental Litigation and was voted by his peers throughout the state as one of Utah’s “Legal Elite” in the category of Environmental Law (as published in Utah Business Magazine).
United States v. Questar Gas Management — EPA Clean Air Act enforcement action involving five facilities on Uintah & Ouray Reservation.
Lila Lee v. Wind River Petroleum — Defended petroleum company in large leaking underground storage tank case involving dozens of plaintiffs.
KN Energy v. Questar — Breach of Fiduciary Duty claim involving construction and ownership of TransColorado natural gas pipeline.