Kyle Robisch is an especially experienced environmental and land use litigator. He often counsels clients proposing high-profile projects before, during, and after litigation. For example, Kyle helped secure and defend permits for a state’s first-ever copper-nickel-platinum mine, prosecuted novel constitutional and statutory claims over one of the nation’s largest proposed energy export terminals, and advised a major freight railroad on redevelopment of historically and environmentally sensitive infrastructure. He also helps clients challenge — and defend — federal and state environmental permits and decisions.
Kyle represents developers, permittees, builders, and project proponents, in addition to national and state trade associations and business groups. More specifically, he has advised mining companies, energy exporters, Class I railroads, and healthcare companies on federal and state environmental legal issues. He has litigated and advised on the substantive spectrum of federal and state environmental laws, including the CWA, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered Species Act, the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, and their state analogues.
In addition to his environmental litigation work, clients go to Kyle for environmental permitting and compliance advice. For example, he assists clients applying for state and federal permits, advises on underground storage tank (UST) issues, guides clients through governmental investigation and compliance questions, and offers liability and risk assessments.
Kyle recently served two terms as co-chair of the American Bar Association’s Water Resources Committee.
In every case, Kyle stays attuned to his clients’ particular pressure points, public relations needs, and the underlying political climate.