Armando F. Benincasa combines state agency experience, real-world business perspective, and deep understanding of complex environmental issues in a practice focused on energy and environmental law, environmental litigation, administrative law, government affairs, and lobbying.
He manages cases involving permitting and regulatory requirements for natural resources, including coal, oil, and gas, solid waste, water resources, underground storage tanks, voluntary remediation, and the drafting of rules and statutes related to the environment. He has extensive experience in governmental matters, as well as in representing energy companies before state agencies and the West Virginia Legislature.
- Represented energy companies with regard to permitting and compliance issues before state and federal regulators and boards, including multi-media Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act enforcement actions
- Represented production and midstream energy companies with regard to the negotiation and resolution of federal environmental claims pursuant to the Clean Water Act
- Represented production and midstream energy companies with regard to the negotiation and resolution of state air quality, water, and waste environmental claims pursuant to various state acts in Appalachia
- Represented energy, regulatory, and municipal clients with regard to permitting, enforcement and administrative matters before environmental agencies and boards in Appalachia, including claims regarding well contamination, permit issuance, permit terms and conditions, and permit/asset transfers
- J.D. University of Virginia
- B.A. Washington and Lee University
- The State Journal, West Virginia’s Top Lawyers 2008
- Graduated magna cum laude, Washington & Lee University
- Water Environment Association
- Past Chair, Environment Committee, West Virginia Chamber of Commerce
- West Virginia Oil & Natural Gas Association
- Marcellus Shale Coalition
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