Chuck Wehland advances the interests of clients in the energy industry by counseling and defending them in environmental matters. His cases have established important precedent for the regional haze requirements in the Clean Air Act, the statute of limitations for Clean Air Act citizen lawsuits, successor liability for Superfund cleanups, and the available defenses to imminent and substantial endangerment claims under hazardous waste laws.
He has worked on a variety of complex air permit issues for utilities, oil and gas companies, chemical manufacturers, and mining companies, developing arguments to refute the possible aggregation of midstream gas processing facilities and to blunt the government's ability to challenge pre-construction emission projections. He has worked on due diligence and the negotiation of agreements for environmental matters in several hundred transactions and financings. Clients also turn to him for help in developing effective environmental management systems and implementing required cleanups.
Chuck regularly writes and lectures on environmental subjects. He is active in several bar associations, including the Environmental Law Institute and the Environment, Energy and Resources Section of the ABA.
- August 21, 2013
Changing Climate for Fracking, North Shore General Counsel Association
- June 7, 2012
Jones Day Chicago 2012 MCLE University
- May 19, 2011
Jones Day MCLE University - Chicago
- April 8, 2010
Climate Change Litigation, Carolinas Air Pollution Control Association Spring Tenchnical Conference
- March 25, 2010
2010 Speaker Series: Climate Change and Renewable Energy
- November 10, 2009
Executive Roundtable Series: Update on Renewable Energy and Climate Change Initiatives
- July 23, 2009
Energy Roundtable: New Administration, New Economy, and New Opportunities
- December 2006
Great Lakes Water Basin: International Law and Policy Crossroads Conference
- March 10, 2006
Developing Environmental Practice
- New York University (J.D. 1986; Order of the Coif); University of Virginia (B.A. in Chemistry 1983)
- Texas and Illinois