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Mitchell Williams Attorneys Walter Wright, Jordan Wimpy Present at Arkansas Environmental Federation's Regulated Waste and Water Seminar

April 18, 2019

LITTLE ROCK – Attorneys Walter Wright and Jordan Wimpy presented this week at the Arkansas Environmental Federation’s Regulated Waste and Water Seminars in Little Rock.

During the Regulated Waste seminar, Wright presented on the administrative and judicial decisions on solid and hazardous waste and recycling.

Wright and Wimpy both presented during the Water seminar. Wright discussed the discharges to groundwater and the importance of maintaining the proper permits according to National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System guidelines. In his presentation, Wimpy detailed the Waters of the U.S. Part 1 and journey to the proposed rule.

Wright has more than 30 years of experience in environmental, energy (petroleum marketing), and water law. His extensive experience includes counseling clients on issues involving environmental permits, compliance strategies, enforcement defense, property redevelopment issues, environmental impact statements, and procurement/management of water rights. He routinely advises developers, lenders, petroleum marketers, and others about effective strategies for structuring real estate and corporate transactions to address environmental financial risks. A unique part of his practice has been drafting and the negotiation of a variety of specialized agreements involving the sale or consignment of motor fuels along with the ancillary agreements associated with the upstream segment of the petroleum industry. Since 1989, he has served as an adjunct professor of Environmental Law and Hazardous Substances Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law. He is the author of the Arkansas Environmental, Energy and Water Law blog.

Wimpy focuses his practice on environmental, agriculture, energy, and natural resource issues. Jordan regularly represents trade associations, utilities, and business clients in administrative rulemaking matters and all aspects of the environmental permitting, compliance and enforcement processes. He also provides advice and counsel to landowners negotiating conservation easements, utility easements, surface use agreements, and environmental mitigation/reclamation standards for energy infrastructure projects. Wimpy serves as chair of the Arkansas Bar Association’s Environmental Law section and is vice-chair for programs for the American Bar Association’s Agricultural Management committee.

About Arkansas Environmental Federation Water Quality Committee

The Arkansas Environmental Federation’s (AEF) Water Quality Committee focuses on informing its members on issues such as water quality standards, stormwater permitting, monitoring and clean sampling techniques, TMDLs and impaired water plans and conducts an annual Water Regulations Update Seminar and a Water segment at the AEF’s Annual Convention & Trade Show designed to educate industries on their obligations in water pollution control. The Committee meets at the call of the Chair and is open to all AEF members in good standing.

About Mitchell Williams

Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C. is a full-service corporate law firm that provides strategic, comprehensive legal services to help clients achieve their goals. Established in 1954, the firm has offices in Little Rock, Rogers and Jonesboro, Arkansas and Austin, Texas. For more information, visit MitchellWilliamsLaw.com.