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Energy & Environment

energy and environment Environmental regulations and environmental policy are critically important to business success. Michael Best Strategies has strong expertise in air, water and land use regulations and policy, as well as a reputation for assisting innovators. We also maintain the relationships necessary to efficiently work toward quicker approvals. The Michael Best Strategies team is so committed to the full gamut of energy concerns that we publish a weekly newsletter devoted to the topic.

Meet Our Energy & Environment Team

Rob Marchant
President and Partner
Rob’s Bio

Jeff Hartley
Jeff’s Bio

Andrew Hitt
Partner and Chief Operating Officer
Andrew’s Bio

Abby Walsh
Abby’s Bio

Jeff Thormodsgaard
Jeff’s Bio

Karen Timberlake
Karen’s Bio

Denise Bode
Denise’s Bio

Sarah Helton
Sarah’s Bio

Stephanie Vojas
Stephanie’s Bio

Kevin Swanson
Senior Associate
Kevin’s Bio

Alex Nichols
Legislative Assistant
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Patrick Firth
Legislative Assistant
Patrick’s Bio

Evan Zeppos
Principal and Senior Affairs Advisor
Evan’s Bio

J.B. Van Hollen
Senior Advisor
J.B.’s Bio

Robert Gross
Senior Advisor
Robert’s Bio

Tyler Foti
Senior Associate
Tyler’s Bio

Mickey Foti
Mickey’s Bio

John Zordani 
John’s Bio

Brandt Dietry
Brandt’s Bio


Clean Energy Initiatives Have Momentum

The Democrat-led General Assembly in Illinois has notable clean energy agenda items that they’re prioritizing during this legislative session now that Governor JB Pritzker...
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Colorado Passes Fossil Fuel Oversight Law That Could Be Model for Other States

This week, a controversial bill overhauling the regulation of oil and gas in Colorado was passed. This change comes as Colorado pumps record volumes...

Illinois Considering Statewide Plastic Bag Tax

In response to Illinois’ budget crisis, there have been a number of proposals discussed to increase the state’s revenue. Two proposals would make Illinois...


Is 2018 the Year of Big Profits for Oil and Gas?

At what point is oil and gas exploration and production profitable? In the fall of 2014, the break-even price per barrel was anywhere between $59-$82. Today, most companies are breaking even for about $40 per barrel and some predict that $20 break-even points are possible in...