Hallie M. Meushaw is adept at helping utility and other clients realize opportunities in the dynamic hydropower sector. With practiced efficiency, she guides clients on FERC licensing, regulatory and compliance matters. Hallie also advises on complex hydropower project development and transactions.
With a comprehensive knowledge of the hydropower sector, Hallie represents electric utility and other clients doing business in the renewable energy arena. She understands the changing aspects of federal, state and local regulatory schemes, and helps clients navigate the full range of compliance matters, including permitting and rulemaking.
Hallie leads clients through FERC hydropower amendment and relicensing proceedings in the most streamlined way possible, helping them to procure favorable license terms without losing ground.
Her ability to gain consensus among multiple agencies and stakeholders allows her clients to structure and negotiate the right terms at the right time, enabling her clients to obtain new FERC license orders, often without litigation or rehearing. Hallie is a recognized leader in this area. In fact, she represented the first utility to use FERC’s Integrated Licensing Process.
Hallie counsels clients on a range of issues arising under the Federal Power Act as well as the National Environmental Policy Act, the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act, and other federal and state environmental requirements.
She has extensive licensing experience with large and complex hydroelectric projects and helps clients manage every aspect of their projects, including by advising them on license compliance matters relating to natural resources, recreation, dam safety and other regulatory issues. Clients also turn to Hallie for guidance on hydropower project development and transactions.
Representative Matters :
- Represents numerous applicants in FERC hydropower amendment and relicensing proceedings resulting in favorable license terms with little loss of generation.
- Helps applicants obtain new FERC license orders, often without litigation or rehearing by building consensus with agencies and stakeholders throughout the licensing process.
- Served as counsel to large utility on water resource and water supply issues, including development of the Georgia Statewide Water Plan.
Professional Experience :
- Environmental Policy Research Assistant, the RAND Corporation, Washington, D.C., 1998-1999
- Project Coordinator, Science & Policy Associates Inc., Washington, D.C., 1997-1998
- Paralegal, Land and Water Fund, Boise, Idaho, 1997
- University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2003, Editorial Board, Virginia Environmental Law Journal
- James Madison University, B.S., with distinction, summa cum laude, Political Science
BAR ADMISSIONS : Georgia
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