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Environmental and Natural Resources Law

Shuttleworth & Ingersoll's Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law, and Energy Law Practice Area provides experienced legal counsel to clients on a broad range of environmental and natural resource issues and the unique needs of our energy clients as Cedar Rapids' and Eastern Iowa's premiere environmental law firm.

The Attorneys in the Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law, and Energy Law group specialize in environmental issues, including buying and selling potentially contaminated property, air, water, and stormwater permitting, Superfund cleanups, RCRA management issues, CERCLA matters, chemical spills, wastewater treatment issues, wetlands, Clean Air Act matters, Clean Water Act matters, Iowa Department of Natural Resources compliance issues, Environmental Protection Agency compliance issues, landfills, waste management, underground storage tanks, and other sources of contamination.

This representation includes advocating contested matters for clients before state (IDNR) and federal (EPA, Army Corps.) regulatory agencies with respect to compliance with laws and regulations concerning the environment. We also represent clients in civil actions in the state and federal courts concerning issues of responsibility for damage to air quality, groundwater, or soil, and the cost of and responsibility for cleanup and remediation.

The Attorneys in the Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law, and Energy Law group specializing in energy-related issues provide comprehensive legal services to meet the unique needs of traditional and alternative energy providers, including processors, producers, wind developers, biodiesel producers, ethanol producers, growers, farmers, cooperatives, developers, investors, and non-profit organizations who are involved in the renewable energy industry in Iowa and nationally. The services include advice and assistance regarding various aspects of renewable energy, such as tax incentives, siting, land lease agreements, permitting, and other matters requiring local and/or regional government and/or Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) interaction or approvals, financing and insurance, power purchase agreements, operations and maintenance, equipment purchase, marketing, and intellectual property protection for innovative technologies.

Whatever the scale of the project—from a single underground storage tank to an industrial facility with multiple air and water permits or a single, off-grid wind turbine to a state-of-the-art biodiesel plant—the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Practice Group assists clients with every step toward a desired outcome.

Representative clients include:

  • Cities & municipalities
  • Colleges & universities
  • Corporations & other businesses
  • Development groups
  • Farms – family owned and corporate owned
  • Gas stations
  • Insurance providers
  • Private land owners


Shuttleworth & Ingersoll Environmental and Natural Resources Law Attorneys

Sort: Firstname  |  Lastname Email Phone
Kelly A. Cwiertny (319) 365-9461
Dennis J. McMenimen (Chair) (319) 731-2302
Steven J. Pace (Chair) (319) 365-9461
William P. Prowell (319) 365-9461