Dawson & Associates has a 100% success rate for Federal permit-related approvals on energy infrastructure projects since 2012. For more about what we do to help with energy permitting, please click here.

At Dawson, we believe that North America’s future economic prosperity is inextricably linked to developing unconventional and renewable new energy sources on the Continent. High demand for such new energy sources creates tremendous opportunities with concomitant environmental regulatory approvals required for the typically extensive land and water resource alterations involved. These regulatory challenges require innovative approaches and solutions which the members of our Oil & Gas Practice below are uniquely qualified to provide based on their extensive knowledge and experience.

Our team includes regulatory specialists with extensive expertise in such areas as Clean Water Act jurisdiction; Corps of Engineers permitting of pipelines and other structures; and open waters, wetlands and endangered species compliance. We also have significant experience identifying and minimizing risk from environmental permitting requirements for potential new projects. The Dawson team also has experience applying recent Supreme Court decisions on jurisdiction to energy permitting on Alaska’s North Slope.

Taken together, our knowledge base and experience helps us break through even the most contentious of disagreements over regulation, policy and procedure.

  • Clean Water Act compliance and permitting
  • Corps of Engineers Nationwide Permit 12 requirements and process
  • Endangered Species Act
  • Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) preparation and requirements
  • Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regulations
  • Historic preservation
  • Leadership and decision making
  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) permitting process
  • Regulatory risk assessment
  • Section 404 Clean Water Act discharge regulations




Brig. Gen. (Ret) Richard Capka

Robert Dawson

Stephen Dawson

Jonathan Deason, PhD

Rear Adm. (Ret) Samuel De Bow, Jr.

Lester Edelman

Col. (Ret) Marc Hildenbrand

Mike Long

Linda Morrison

William Roper, PhD

Richard Sanderson

Stephen Temmel

Maj. Gen. (Ret) Merdith “Bo” Temple, PE

Robert Vining

Greg Walcher

Don Waldon

R. Thomas Weimer