Ankur Tohan works with the firm's Environmental, Land and Natural Resources practice. His practice focuses on energy infrastructure, natural resource development, compliance counseling, and defense of governmental and citizen enforcement actions.
Ankur helps clients navigate complex regulatory, permitting, and enforcement matters under a range of environmental statutes, including the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (BGEPA), Endangered Species Act (ESA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), Clean Air Act (CAA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Washington State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), Comprehensive, Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), and Model Toxic Control Act (MTCA).
His recent work includes:
Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Tohan was an assistant regional counsel for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency where he worked on complex environmental enforcement, civil defense, and permitting matters. Mr. Tohan served as a lead attorney in Region 10 on wetland enforcement actions and jurisdictional issues under the CWA; oil and gas NPDES permitting; and forestry matters under the CWA and NEPA.
Mr. Tohan counseled the U.S. EPA on several matters: