Miss Leistensnider represents clients in various aspects of energy and environmental law, including the siting and permitting of traditional fossil fuel energy facilities and renewable energy facilities, including wind facilities, the permitting and compulsory integration of new natural gas wells, solid waste management facilities (resource recovery facilities and landfills), commercial and industrial real estate development, water and wastewater facility permitting, wetlands permitting and enforcement, permitting new and modified air emissions sources, Federal Superfund matters, due diligence associated with real estate transactions, state energy regulatory matters, and in State and Federal civil and criminal enforcement. Miss Leistensnider’s experience includes representation of companies in the oil and gas sector with respect to natural gas exploration in New York, including compulsory integration proceedings and New York’s regulatory proceedings relating to high volume hydraulic fracturing. Miss Leistensnider also counsels municipalities and project sponsors regarding compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”) the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (“SEQR”) and New York City’s Environmental Quality Review (“CEQR”), including representation of those clients in any subsequent litigation.
Miss Leistensnider has represented and litigated matters on behalf of a diverse group of municipalities and companies. Miss Leistensnider has represented and litigated matters on behalf of the City of Albany, Republic Services, PG&E National Energy Group, PPL Global, LLC, NRG Energy, Harbert Power, Town of Hempstead Industrial Development Agency, County of Franklin Solid Waste Management Authority, the Tioga County Industrial Development Agency, and the Livingston County Industrial Development Agency. Miss Leistensnider has written, spoken and or moderated panels on a wide variety of environmental topics, including natural gas exploration in the Marcellus Shale in New York, New York’s Uniform Procedures Act, SEQR, wetlands, brownfields redevelopment, solid waste management plans and facility permitting, and Title V issues.