Stephen C. Fotis

Partner

202.298.1908

scf@vnf.com

Assistant

1050 Thomas Jefferson Street NW
Seventh Floor
Washington, DC 20007
  • Represented electric utility companies in the D.C. Circuit on matters relating to various Environmental Protection Agency rulemakings, including the Clean Air Interstate Rule, Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) State Implementation Plan (SIP) Call, and the greenhouse gas permitting rules.
  • Represented clients in petitions for reconsideration of Environmental Protection Agency’s regulations, including Mercury and Air Toxics Standards Rule and Clean Air Interstate Rule.
  • Represented electric utilities on a wide-range of enforcement compliance matters, including providing litigation risk assessments and successful settlement negotiations to resolve alleged violations of New Source Review requirements under the Clean Air Act.
  • Negotiated settlement to resolve environmental enforcement compliance matters against eight domestic refineries of a major petroleum refiner.
  • Assisted companies in obtaining Clean Air Act permits for the construction, modification, and operation of major stationary sources, including obtaining construction permits for new coal- and gas-fired electric generating units.
  • Advises clients on federal and state legislative matters, including providing analysis of proposed legislation, strategic counsel, and legislative drafting assistance.
  • Advises and provides legal counsel to several industry associations on energy and environmental policies, including preparation of legal analysis and comments on major federal environmental regulations.
  • Advises clients on corporate climate change strategies, greenhouse gas emissions trading, and the development of federal climate change policies, including the development of greenhouse gas standards for new and existing power plants under the Clean Air Act.