Douglas Green chairs Venable’s Environmental Practice Group. His practice focuses on complex administrative and appellate litigation, enforcement defense, and compliance counseling under the nation's environmental statutes, including the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), and the Clean Air Act (CAA).
Mr. Green is lead counsel for the Utility Solid Waste Activities Group (USWAG), an association consisting of more than 110 energy industry operating companies and trade associations, including the Edison Electric Institute, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, the American Public Power Association, and the American Gas Association. Mr. Green has represented USWAG for more than 25 years on solid and hazardous waste and chemical compliance, reporting, and enforcement issues arising under the full spectrum of federal and many state environmental laws.
Mr. Green also represents individual clients in a variety of commercial sectors, including the chemical, building and forest products, utility, pesticide, and pharmaceutical industries, on compliance, strategic planning, and enforcement defense matters. He has performed comprehensive TSCA and RCRA compliance audits for his clients and regularly works with companies in developing and undertaking compliance self-evaluations. He has represented companies in resolving complex TSCA compliance issues involving the manufacturing and importing of chemical substances into the United States and in addressing TSCA reporting obligations. Mr. Green has established important relationships with federal and state regulators that enable him to represent his clients in crafting successful solutions to complex and, often, adversarial regulatory problems.
Mr. Green was named Environmental Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Washington, DC in The Best Lawyers in America, 2014, in the 2013 - 2017 editions of Chambers USA (Band 2) and in the 2008 - 2012 editions (Band 3), Environment, District of Columbia, and named as a "Highly Recommended Individual" in the "Environment" section of the 2008 - 2011 editions of Which Lawyer? Yearbook. National Law Journal recognized Mr. Green its third annual issue of Energy and Environmental Trailblazers, which recognizes individuals who make a mark in energy and environmental law.