Stoel Rives LLP

Natural Resources & Environment Department

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Stoel Rives is known for its effective representation of members of the regulated communities in Idaho and the Intermountain West in industries that dominate the local economy, including mining, agribusiness, energy, and forest products. We also represent trade associations on issues of significance to member companies. We provide regulatory compliance advice, permitting guidance, and enforcement defense for clients who appreciate our knowledge, our practical approach, our concern for their business goals, and our rapport with regulators.  These traits distinguish us from our competitors. We also assist clients in structuring and negotiating project transaction and joint venture agreements, land acquisition and lease agreements, and permitting of projects on public, private, and tribal lands.

We represent clients before various federal, state and local regulatory, land use and resource management agencies, including the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and various state environmental quality, state trust lands and water rights agencies. Stoel Rives also has a strong water rights and public lands practice, experience that is crucial to serving our mining, oil and gas, and energy development clients.

We assist clients with:

  • New Source Review Permits
  • Title V Permits
  • NPDES Permits
  • Rights of Way Federal Lands
  • Environmental Impact Statements
  • Title Opinions
  • Water Rights Transfers
  • Mine Permits


Alternative Power Development, Northwest, LLC

Clearwater Paper Corporation

ConAgra Brands, Inc.

Hecla Mining Company

Idaho Association of Commerce & Industry

Idaho Power Company

Lamb Weston Holdings Inc.

Rocky Mountain Power

Sunshine Silver Mines Corporation

TRONOX Alkali Wyoming Corporation




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Natural Resources

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