Emily Schilling

Holland & Hart LLP

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Main Street 222
Salt Lake City 84101 UT US

Emily Schilling specializes in assisting clients of all sizes with complex air quality matters. She applies technical skills honed through strategic partnerships with industrial, mining, and oil and gas companies to advise clients seeking to permit new projects and develop air quality compliance strategies, and to represent clients in enforcement actions before state agencies and the federal Environmental Protection Agency.

Emily has worked extensively with major source permitting in attainment and nonattainment areas, Clean Air Act (CAA) section 111 New Source Performance Standards, section 112 hazardous air pollutant (“HAP”) and Risk Management Plan (“RMP”) provisions, and the prohibitions on the manufacture and sale of mobile source defeat devices.

Emily also has substantial experience drafting comments and petitions for reconsideration on behalf of clients in federal Clean Air Act (CAA) rulemakings, and represents clients in challenges to federal rulemakings in the U.S. Courts of Appeal, including the D.C. Circuit.

Prior to joining Holland and Hart, Emily was in private practice in Washington D.C. where she advised clients on a range of environmental compliance issues. She also participated in complex environmental litigation in both state and federal courts and counseled clients on strategy for congressional hearings.


  • Advises clients on compliance and strategy related to minor source and major source permitting, including triggers for permitting in both attainment and nonattainment areas on state, federal, and tribal lands.
  • Counsels clients on New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) and Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) standards for hazardous air pollutants (HAP).
  • Represents clients in state and federal air enforcement matters, including advising clients in mining, oil and gas, industrial, and mobile source sectors on responding to CAA section 114 and section 208 information requests.
  • Counsels clients in developing strategies in federal and state air quality rulemakings, from pre-proposal meetings with regulators through drafting comprehensive comments on proposed rules to representation of clients in challenges to rulemakings in state and federal courts.


  • Duke University School of Law, J.D., 2003
  • Duke University, Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy, Master of Public Policy, 2003
  • Bowdoin College, B.A., 1997

Bar Admissions:

  • District of Columbia
  • Utah
  • Maine

Court Admissions:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Utah
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Professional and Civic Affiliations : Utah Manufacturers’ Association, Air Quality Subcommittee of Environment Committee, Co-chair


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