Ashley Parr is an environmental attorney whose practice is focused on water, remediation and renewable energy. She is experienced in administrative and appellate Clean Water Act litigation, as well as advises on Clean Water Act permitting and enforcement matters, state and federal remedial programs, and performing environmental diligence on renewable energy transactions.
Ashley represents municipal and industrial clients in a broad range of Clean Water Act permitting and enforcement matters, including citizen suit defense, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit negotiations and appeals, Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) development, combine sewer overflow (CSO) control, and integrated planning.
Ashley routinely drafts federal appellate briefs and comments on federal rulemakings involving complex environmental issues. She has authored several briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court and federal district courts, and drafted comments on federal rulemakings involving Clean Water Act issues of national significance.
As a valued member of the environmental team, Ashley also advises clients conducting voluntary, state led and federal cleanups, and has experience working on complex cost recovery and contribution litigation under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). In addition, she provides environmental due diligence, such as the drafting of opinion letters for developers and purchasers of utility scale wind, solar and battery storage projects on environmental issues including noise, wetlands, endangered species and environmental justice.
While earning her law degree, Ashley served as an extern for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Regional Counsel in Chicago. During her time with EPA, Ashley gained valuable experience working on a wide range of enforcement cases involving various Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and Superfund matters.
Notably, Ashley participated in Cornell's Water Law Clinic, where she worked with New York state officials and local governments to urge the EPA to reevaluate the efficacy and equity of the proposed Chesapeake Bay water quality regulations as applied to New York.