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    Armando Benincasa combines state agency experience, real-world business perspective, and deep understanding of complex environmental issues in a practice focused on energy and environmental law, environmental litigation, administrative law, government affairs, and lobbying. He manages cases involving permitting and regulatory requirements for natural resources, including coal, oil, and gas, solid waste, water resources, underground storage tanks, voluntary remediation, and the drafting of rules and statutes related to the environment. He has extensive experience in governmental matters, as well as in representing energy companies before state agencies and the West Virginia Legislature.

    Memberships & Awards

    The Best Lawyers in America®
    Best Lawyers® 2016 Charleston, WV, Water Law, Lawyer of the Year
    Energy & Mineral Law Foundation
    Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
    Best Lawyers® 2013 Charleston, West Virginia Lawyer of the Year
    The State Journal, West Virginia's Top Lawyers 2008
    Graduated magna cum laude, Washington & Lee University
    Phi Beta Kappa

    Key Experience

    Represented energy companies, including coal and oil and gas clients, in performance of due diligence related to potential past, current, and future environmental liabilities, including review of compliance status, permitting and other regulatory issues related to transactions
    Represented production and midstream energy companies with regard to the negotiation and resolution of federal environmental claims pursuant to the Clean Water Act
    Represented production and midstream energy companies with regard to the negotiation and resolution of state air quality, water, and waste environmental claims pursuant to various state acts in Appalachia

    Speaking Engagements

    “EPA Releases Draft Oil & Gas Wastewater Management Study,” Oil & Gas E-Report, Institute for Energy Law, Issue 3, September 2019

    "The Marcellus Shale: Challenges for Tomorrow," Law360, April, 2009

    "Marcellus Shale and Water Resources: Use, Regulation and Unintended Consequences," 2008, 3rd Mineral Law Conference (EMLF)