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Alison Hunter

Associate

800 W. Main Street, Suite 1750, Boise, ID 83702

Alison counsels clients on environmental, natural resources, project permitting, and workplace health and safety matters. She also represents clients before regulatory agencies and state and federal courts in these areas.

Alison has experience advising clients on regulatory compliance and environmental litigation matters involving the Endangered Species Act (ESA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), Mine Safety and Health Act (MSHA), National Forest Management Act (NFMA), and Clean Water Act (CWA). Alison helps clients seek favorable resolution of regulatory enforcement actions brought under both state and federal environmental programs.

Alison represents clients in several industry areas, including mining, manufacturing, forests and public lands, utilities, agribusiness, and energy. 

Alison previously clerked for Chief Justice Roger S. Burdick of the Idaho Supreme Court and worked as an extern for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Idaho.

Experience

Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Law

  • Federal and state leasing and permitting 
  • Drafting comments on behalf of clients on NEPA decision documents and in NEPA rulemaking
  • Mining and renewable energy project development
  • Public land use litigation 
  • Federal court litigation and administrative appeals
 
Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement

  • Counseling clients on compliance with environmental and health and safety laws and regulations 
  • Representing clients in regulatory enforcement actions brought by government agencies, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Mining Safety and Health Administration, and various state agencies in Idaho, Colorado and Washington
  • Negotiating settlements of violations
     

Publications

Speaking Engagements

Education

Bar Admissions

Professional and Civic Affiliations

  • Idaho State Bar, Environment and Natural Resources Law Section
  • Inns of Court, No. 130, Member, 2012-2014
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