Brooke Wahlberg focuses her practice on various areas of environmental law, including the Endangered Species Act (ESA), the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (BGEPA), the Clean Water Act (CWA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
Ms. Wahlberg regularly counsels some of the nation’s largest electric generation and transmission companies, wind energy companies, pipeline companies, real estate developers, governmental entities, species conservation bankers, investment companies, and mining companies on policy-level and project-specific issues arising under ESA, BGEPA, MBTA, CWA, and NEPA. She is currently working with the American Wind Energy Association on two multi-state, multi-species habitat conservation plans (HCPs): the Great Plains Wind Energy HCP and the Midwest Wind Energy Multi-Species HCP. Ms. Wahlberg regularly assists clients with the development of HCPs and low-effect HCPs in multiple states. She has also negotiated and developed the first programmatic species conservation bank in the country.
Ms. Wahlberg regularly advises investors on federal wildlife issues for potential renewable acquisitions and serves as consulting counsel for natural resource litigation. She also assisted in the negotiation of recycling services with the City of Austin. She has advised a wide range of clients on issues related to compliance with state and local environmental and land use regulations. Ms. Wahlberg has experience in CERCLA, RCRA, environmental due diligence in commercial and industrial real estate transactions, and land development projects.