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Mineral development, permitting and regulatory compliance, and litigation

Businesses that mine coal, aggregate or harvest other natural resources, understand that the regulatory and political environment can be extremely challenging and constantly shifting. Their activities are subject to property rights conflicts, oversight from a multitude of state and federal government regulators, and scrutiny from citizen environmental activists. Securing necessary rights and permits, defusing mineral rights disputes, complying with regulatory requirements during operations, defending against enforcement actions for alleged regulatory violations and satisfying reclamation obligations at the conclusion of production are just a few of the challenges that our clients face on an almost daily basis. Porter Wright has stood by the mining industry throughout all of its challenges.

Though the years, Porter Wright’s environmental attorneys have developed a close working relationship with Ohio’s mining companies and trade associations, working with them through industry changes. With a keen understanding of how Ohio and federal regulatory agencies, including the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Mineral Resources Management, the Ohio Reclamation Commission, the Ohio EPA, U.S. EPA, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers work, we have successfully advanced the interests of our mining clients in every element of their businesses and at every level of government.