Hunton Andrews Kurth Strengthens Environmental Practice with Addition of Angela Morrison in Miami

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July 19, 2022

Angela Morrison, an experienced environmental and natural resources attorney who represents clients in the energy, manufacturing, developer, trade association and government sectors has joined Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP as a senior attorney in Miami.

Practicing in Florida for many years, Morrison has experience helping clients navigate evolving laws and regulations at the state and federal level relating to climate change, air quality, water quality and use, wetlands mitigation, endangered species, land use, and solid and hazardous waste management.

She is a recognized authority on the Clean Air Act, recently co-authoring Clean Air Act Essentials, Third Edition, published by the American Bar Association. With more than three decades of administrative law experience, Morrison continues to advise utilities and energy sector clients on major air-related rulemakings, compliance, and permitting issues, including Title V air operation permits, New Source Review permitting (PSD and Nonattainment NSR), state and federal emission standards (including NSPS and NESHAPs), and Florida’s State Implementation Plan.

Morrison maintains a robust practice, which also includes:  

  • Advocacy before the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and other state agencies regarding environmental and land use approvals for power generating and linear facilities, including site certifications, modifications,  and advising on compliance with the Florida Electrical Power Plant Siting Act and Transmission Line Siting Act;
  • Climate change and sustainability counseling on the regulation and reduction of greenhouse gases (GHG), cap and trade programs, emission standards and reporting, federal carbon dioxide emission standards for utilities, and advising on renewable energy projects and tax credits; and
  • Conducting due diligence for asset purchases and retirements, state and federal release reporting, and working with clients to address environmental justice concerns.

“Angela is highly regarded for her comprehensive understanding of state and federal air quality laws and regimes and her well-rounded environmental practice complements our existing strengths well,” said Deidre G. Duncan, who leads Hunton Andrews Kurth’s nationally recognized environmental practice. “As the energy industry continues to confront the challenges of shifting regulations, the energy transition and calls for environmental justice, clients are increasingly in need of counsel from attorneys of Angela’s caliber. We are thrilled to welcome her to the firm.”

Morrison joins the firm from Earth & Water Law PLLC and is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Federal and State Government and Administrative Practice. She received her undergraduate degree from Northeastern State University and her law degree from the Oklahoma City University School of Law. Morrison is also a tribal citizen of the Cherokee Nation, which is comprised of the descendants of Cherokees and Cherokee Freedmen.

Hunton Andrews Kurth’s global environmental practice of over 50 attorneys has helped clients in energy, oil and natural gas, automobile, chemical, manufacturing, commercial real estate, mining and mineral extractive industries navigate regulatory, permitting, compliance and enforcement matters across air, water, waste and natural resource law for more than 45 years. The practice and many of its lawyers are ranked Band 1 nationally by Chambers USA and Chambers Global, as well as by many other well-respected ranking publications.

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