Nixon Peabody LLP

Scott M Turner

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Practice Areas

Project development and permitting of new electric generating and other energy/industrial facilities throughout the US, including in California, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Clean Air/Clean Water Act permitting, enforcement, and rulemaking proceedings regarding power plants, waste-to-energy facilities, landfills, and manufacturing facilities. Citizen suit defense. PSD, NANSR and greenhouse gas issues. Endangered species and wetland issues. Federal/State Superfund sites. Brownfield development in New York.


Co-founder of firm’s environmental practice.

Former long-time Energy and Environment Practice Group Leader.

Former Rochester Office Managing Partner.

Professional Memberships

Admitted to practice in NY, DC, US District Court (Western District of NY), US Courts of Appeals (Second, Third, Seventh Circuits). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (associate member). Air and Waste Management Association (former Legal Committee Chair and Technical Council member).


Washington & Lee University, JD, magna cum laude; Colgate University, BA, with honors.