The Acadia Law attorney-team has more than a decade of experience helping Native American Tribes on a range of environmental and natural resource matters.

Our attorneys have been effective in achieving effective involvement by Tribes in responsible party and EPA sites in the study and remediation of hazardous waste sites adversely impacting tribal resources and interests. We have a depth of experience in the pursuit of natural resource damage claims, on behalf of Tribal governments under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the Oil Pollution Act (OPA). We have been successful in helping Tribes achieve recoveries for injuries from spills and releases of oil and hazardous substances to natural and cultural resources of significance to tribes. Further, we have extensive experience in

Our attorneys are adept at managing relations between tribes and federal and state co-trustees to ensure that tribal interests are adequately represented in a broad range of environmental matters

Other Services Include:

  • Advice on tribal environmental regulatory and enforcement program development
  • Guidance on drafting of tribal environmental laws and ordinances
  • Treatment as state status on the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act
  • Effective pursuit of tribal lead agency status under CERCLA for contaminations on tribal lands
  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) litigation and advice
  • Development of renewable energy on tribal lands and involving tribal casinos
  • Federal grants and funding