Mark Kalpin advises clients on all aspects of energy, environmental and natural resource law. His practice focuses on the development of energy generation and natural resource projects, including natural gas pipelines, LNG import and export terminals, oil and gas field development and operation, natural resource extraction projects, and traditional and renewable energy generation facilities. Mr. Kalpin serves as co-chair of the firm’s Energy and Cleantech Group.
Mr. Kalpin counsels clients on project development activities, permitting and compliance requirements, and the defense of administrative and civil enforcement actions. He has successfully represented clients in federal and state environmental enforcement actions, administrative appeals and permitting proceedings arising under federal and state environmental statutes, including the National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act and National Historic Preservation Act. He also represents clients on policy and regulatory issues before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Department of Energy, state Public Utility Commissions, and other Federal and state agencies, and has assisted renewable energy project proponents in obtaining and negotiating the terms of grants, loans and loan guarantees from the Department of Energy and other agencies. Mr. Kalpin has negotiated equipment purchase agreements, EPC contracts, fuel supply agreements and power sales agreements for projects ranging in size from large merchant power plants to small-scale wind and solar power projects.