Sylvia Harrison practices primarily in environmental, energy, and natural resources law, a natural evolution from her former career as a geologist. She regularly assists clients with environmental compliance and permitting matters, environmental due diligence, water law, mining and mineral development, public land law, NEPA compliance, and mine reclamation. Sylvia is experienced in complex environmental litigation, including the defense of CERCLA and RCRA citizen suits, the representation of clients in state and federal enforcement actions, and the negotiation and drafting of federal and state consent decrees.
Complementing her environmental and natural resources practice, Sylvia also works extensively in energy law, including geothermal leasing, due diligence for complex project financing, negotiation and drafting of power purchase agreements and related documents, facility siting, permitting, and public land law.
Sylvia earned her Ph.D. in geology and was published widely in that discipline. Having decided to pursue a legal career to further her commitment to integrating scientific knowledge with public interest, she attended the University of Montana Law School, graduating first in her class. She serves as co-chair of the firm’s Energy, Environment & Natural Resources practice.