Chuck Wehland advances the interests of clients in the energy industry by counseling and defending them in climate, sustainability, and environmental matters.
His work on transactions includes environmental diligence and negotiation of the environmental terms of transaction agreements in dozens of deals for facilities, including refineries, electric generating units, midstream gas processing units, exploration and production operations, manufacturing plants, and transportation operations.
Chuck frequently counsels energy sector clients on implementation of standards affecting the composition of their products such as the Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) or Low Carbon Fuel Standards (LCFS). He advises companies on legal strategies related to greenhouse gas emissions and associated requirements.
Clients also turn to him for help in developing sustainability programs that implement environmental, social, and governance goals appropriate to the business. As a result, he is conversant in the relevant auditing and reporting criteria that can be used to measure progress toward those goals.
On the disputes side, Chuck's cases have established important precedents for Clean Air Act enforcement and cleanup matters under Superfund and hazardous waste laws.
Chuck regularly writes and lectures on environmental subjects. He is active in several bar associations, including the Environment, Energy and Resources Section of the ABA.
- June 2018
Litigation Update: Repeal of the Obama Fracking Rule, Environmental & Energy Litigation, Section of Litigation, American Bar Association, Vol. 2, No. 3.
- 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