Tyler Welti focuses on environmental law, regulatory, and litigation matters, drawing on his experience with the U.S. Department of Justice's Environment and Natural Resources Division. Tyler handles a wide range of federal and state environmental, natural resources, land use, environmental justice, and litigation matters, including government enforcement actions, citizen suits, class actions, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) petitions, and Administrative Procedure Act challenges and appeals. He has particular experience in counseling and defending project developments involving a federal or state government, including transportation, energy, timber, mining, water, and other infrastructure projects.
Tyler's experience includes counseling and litigation involving the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Endangered Species Act (ESA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Clean Air Act (CAA), Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA), National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), National Forest Management Act (NFMA), Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA), Mining Law, Mineral Leasing Act, Antiquities Act, Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and many other state and federal laws and regulations.
Tyler began his career as a trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice, Environment & Natural Resources Division, where he served as lead counsel on numerous major environmental cases. He also served as a judicial law clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.