Eric Fjelstad, a partner in the Environment, Energy & Resources practice, is managing partner of the Alaska office and leads the firm’s Alaska environmental and resources practices. His practice is focused on oil and gas, mining, project development, litigation, and strategic counseling for industrial projects.
Eric’s project development practice is focused on due diligence, commercial arrangements for exploration, development and production, and permitting. He regularly counsels Alaska’s leading oil and gas and mining companies on Section 404 permitting and compensatory mitigation, NEPA strategy and compliance, permitting and leasing in the Outer Continental Shelf, SMCRA permitting, easements and rights-of-way, strategies for permitting and consultation under the ESA and MMPA, oil spill contingency planning, RCRA, PSD air permitting and water rights issues.
Eric’s litigation practice is focused on the representation of mining, oil and gas, and industrial concerns in administrative and legal challenges to project approvals and permits. He also regularly defends against third-party and governmental claims and investigations brought against companies under state and federal environmental laws.
Eric has worked on many of the most significant DRR, natural resources damages, and contaminated sites proceedings in Alaska, and has negotiated settlements covering the shutdown and cleanup of many of Alaska’s largest industrial facilities.
Eric is active in the Alaska resources community and is a frequent speaker on issues relating to resource development in Alaska. He is currently the Senior Vice President in the Resources Development Council, a trade group representing Alaska’s leading resource and tourism companies.
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