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Robert Brubaker

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  • 41 South High Street
    Suite 2900
    Columbus, OH 43215

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Rob has practiced in the field of environmental law since 1972. He represents manufacturers, utilities, small businesses, trade associations, and public sector clients with regard to the Clean Air Act and other environmental matters. His practice includes permitting, administrative rulemaking, adjudications and appeals, and trial and appellate court environmental litigation. He drafted major provisions of both the 1993 Ohio legislation to conform to the requirements of the federal Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 and the 2006 amendments to the Ohio Air Pollution Control Act. Rob has briefed and argued numerous Clean Air Act cases in the D.C. and Sixth Circuits and Ohio appellate courts, and has defended dozens of Clean Air Act enforcement actions and citizen suits. He has been a principal counsel for electric utility defendants in EPA’s power plant New Source Review enforcement initiative.

Rob is General Counsel to the Ohio Chemistry Technology Council, the immediate past Chair of the American Bar Association Section of Public Utility, Communications, and Transportation Law, a Fellow of the American College of Environmental Lawyers, a member of the U. S. Department of Energy’s National Coal Council, and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. He is coeditor of the Government Institutes’ Ohio Environmental Law Handbook. Rob is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, has been consistently listed for 20 years in The Best Lawyers in America®, is listed in the International Who’s Who of Environmental Lawyers 2005-2013, is recognized by Ohio Super Lawyers® in the environmental practice area, and is named one of Ohio’s leading environmental lawyers by Chambers USA. He co-chairs the Firm's Green Practice Group. Rob has also taught air pollution law and policy as an adjunct professor at Capital University Law School.

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