GREENFIRE LAW, PC

Greenfire Law, PC offers a broad range of legal services to public interest groups and individuals. We charge reasonable rates and provide clients with top-tier legal services. Greenfire Law attorneys are licensed in California and North Carolina, and have represented clients in other states, particularly in the Southeastern United States, through association with trusted local counsel.

Areas of practice

Land Use

Greenfire Law, PC represents clients on issues of compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, and other laws governing land use, with a particular emphasis on public lands management. Clients have included neighbors inundated with sediment from upstream development, neighbors challenging local governments’ failure to comply with land use ordinances, and public interest groups seeking protection for endangered species on public lands.

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Greenfire Law, PC represents clients on issues of compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, and other laws governing land use, with a particular emphasis on public lands management. Clients have included neighbors inundated with sediment from upstream development, neighbors challenging local governments’ failure to comply with land use ordinances, and public interest groups seeking protection for endangered species on public lands.

Litigation

Greenfire Law, PC represents clients in federal and state courts. Greenfire Law’s cases have involved the following laws: Clean Water Act, National Environmental Policy Act, California Environmental Quality Act, Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, and the National Forest Management Act.

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Greenfire Law, PC represents clients in federal and state courts. Greenfire Law’s cases have involved the following laws: Clean Water Act, National Environmental Policy Act, California Environmental Quality Act, Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, and the National Forest Management Act.

Legislation

Greenfire Law, PC assists clients in drafting legislative and regulatory language. Examples include draft language to prevent the discharge of gray water containing plastic pollution to marine sanctuary waters, a ban on microbeads contained in personal care products, and regulatory language governing warnings for carcinogens and reproductive toxins in food.

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Greenfire Law, PC assists clients in drafting legislative and regulatory language. Examples include draft language to prevent the discharge of gray water containing plastic pollution to marine sanctuary waters, a ban on microbeads contained in personal care products, and regulatory language governing warnings for carcinogens and reproductive toxins in food.

Public Information

Greenfire Law, PC assists clients in obtaining access to public records from both state and federal agencies.

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Greenfire Law, PC assists clients in obtaining access to public records from both state and federal agencies.

Water

Greenfire Law, PC represents clients seeking to enforce permit compliance under the Clean Water Act and other laws that are intended to protect water quality.

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Greenfire Law, PC represents clients seeking to enforce permit compliance under the Clean Water Act and other laws that are intended to protect water quality.

Administrative Law

Greenfire Law, PC assists clients in preparing formal comments and administrative appeals before state and federal agencies on issues of federal land management, permitting, and rule making. Representative clients include National Forest advocacy groups challenging timber sales and neighborhood organizations challenging an air permit for a new industrial facility.

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Greenfire Law, PC assists clients in preparing formal comments and administrative appeals before state and federal agencies on issues of federal land management, permitting, and rule making. Representative clients include National Forest advocacy groups challenging timber sales and neighborhood organizations challenging an air permit for a new industrial facility.

“We reached the old wolf in time to watch a fierce green fire dying in her eyes. I realized then and have known ever since that there was something new to me in those eyes, something known only to her and to the mountain. I was young then and full of trigger-itch; I thought that because fewer wolves meant more deer, that no wolves would mean hunters’ paradise. But after seeing the green fire die, I sensed that neither the wolf nor the mountain agreed with such a view.”

Aldo Leopold

Attorneys

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Rachel Doughty

Rachel Doughty practices land use and environmental law. She has experience in matters of local and federal land use, and focuses her practice on water quality, land use management, permitting, and California’s Proposition 65. In her practice she has worked with state and federal agencies, including the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Forest Service, and multiple states’ departments of environmental quality and management. Prior to attending law school, Rachel was a fellow in the Wetlands Division of the Office of Water at the U.S. EPA in Washington, D.C. In addition to her law degree from the University of Virginia (2004), Ms. Doughty has a master’s degree in Natural Resources (with a minor concentration in biogeochemistry) from Cornell University, and an undergraduate degree in biochemistry, cellular, and molecular biology from the University of Tennessee. Ms. Doughty has represented public interest groups, individuals, and businesses on issues ranging from challenging land management decisions by federal agencies to developing environmental policy.

 


 

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E-mail: rdoughty@greenfirelaw.com

Tel: (828) 424-2005

Fax: (510) 900-6262

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