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Areas of Practice
- Climate Change, Clean Technology, & Renewable Energy
- Energy Project Development, Transactions, & Finance
- Energy Regulation & Compliance
- Environment, Natural Resources, & Public Lands
- Government Relations & Public Policy
- J.D., Temple University Law School, 1997 (cum laude)
- M.A., Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, 1996 (Managing Editor - Journal of Public and International Affairs)
- B.A., Haverford College, 1989
Bar and Court Admissions
- District of Columbia
Kyle W. Danish
Kyle Danish advises a range of clients on environmental and energy matters, with a special focus on regulation, permitting, enforcement, and legislation under the Clean Air Act, corporate climate strategy, and emissions trading-related transactions. His clients include energy companies, manufacturers, financial institutions, offset providers, think tanks, and industry coalitions.
He has been recognized by Chambers USA, Chambers Global, the International Who’s Who of Environmental Lawyers, and Best Lawyers in America. In 2013, Environmental Finance magazine included Mr. Danish on a list of 10 people it identified as “California’s Carbon Market Movers.”
He is a frequent speaker and has published numerous articles on global warming and emissions trading issues. Mr. Danish also has authored several commissioned research papers on climate change and energy policy.
- For the Edison Electric Institute, the trade association for U.S. shareholder-owned electric power companies, advising on the Environmental Protection Agency development of greenhouse gas emission standards for power plants under the Clean Air Act.
- Providing counsel on compliance and enforcement issues under the Clean Air Act’s Renewable Fuel Standard program to a global project development company in the petrochemicals sector.
- Representing the Gas Processors Association on rulemaking and litigation involving the Oil and Gas New Source Performance Standards.
- Providing advice and advocacy related to its compliance with California’s cap-and-trade regulations to an electric power entity that imports electricity into California.
- Providing contract and regulatory counsel on offset transactions under California’s cap-and-trade regulations to an international carbon project developer.
- Providing environmental and other regulatory due diligence on its potential investments in liquefied natural gas export facility projects in the United States to a foreign state-owned energy investment entity.
- Founded and provided counsel to a coalition of financials, energy companies, and project developers focused on federal and state policies establishing market-based mechanisms for greenhouse gas regulation.
- Advising an international chemicals company seeking a Clean Air Act permit for a manufacturing plant in the United States.
Special Assistant, Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources, 1990-1992
Professional and Civic Affiliations
- American Bar Association
- Adjunct Faculty Member, American University School of Law
- Adjunct Faculty Member, George Washington University Law School
- Editorial Board, Carbon & Climate Law Review
Honors & Distinctions
- Chambers Global, "Leaders in Their Field" 2013
- Best Lawyers in America; Environmental Law; 2011-2014; Litigation-Environmental; 2012-2014
- International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers; Environmental Law; since 2010
- Chambers Global; Climate Change; since 2008
- Chambers USA; Climate Change; since 2008; Environment; since 2011
- Super Lawyers; Environment; Energy and Natural Resources; Governmental Relations; since 2009
- Washingtonian; Environment; 2009, 2011
“The International Regime,” in Global Climate Change and U.S. Law (2nd ed.), American Bar Association (M. Gerrard and J. Freeman eds.) (forthcoming)
“Global Climate Change,” in Clean Air Handbook (3rd ed.), American Bar Association (J. Domike ed. 2011) (with T. Carbonell and K. Gallagher).
Upcoming EPA Regulations and Potential Impacts on Reliability, 24 Electricity J. 7 (2011) (with D Smith and K Gregg)
International Offsets and U.S. Climate Change Legislation, 40 Envtl. L. Rep (Envtl. Law Inst.) 10610 (2010) (with M. Ceronsky)
Editorial: Special Issue on Climate Legislation and Regulation in the United States, 2 Carbon & Climate L. Rev. 125 (2010) (with M. Ceronsky)
- EPA Finalizes Air Pollution Transport Rule
- Upcoming EPA Regulations and Potential Impacts on Electric Reliability
- EPA Lays Further Groundwork for Permitting of Greenhouse Gas Sources Under The Prevention of Significant Deterioration Program
- International Offsets and U.S. Climate Legislation
- Special Issue on Climate Legislation and Regulation in the United States
- Bipartisan Policy Center's Workshop on Greenhouse Gas Regulation of Power Plants, September 25, 2013
- Navigating the American Carbon World, April 16, 2013
- Special ELI Climate Briefing: Climate Policy 2013-2016, February 13, 2013
- LSI: Energy in California, November 12, 2012, New Policy Drivers, Opportunities and Challenges
- Environmental Law Institute Debrief of the D.C. Circuit's Oral Arguments on EPA's GHG Rulemakings, March 1, 2012
- Webinar: "Greenhouse Gas Regulation: EPA Takes Center Stage", September 30, 2010
- Kyle Danish Featured at the Bipartisan Policy Center's Clean Air Act Workshop
- Kyle Danish Quoted on EPA Missing Deadline for New Power Plant Rule
- Kyle Danish Opines on McCarthy EPA Nomination
- Kyle Danish Profiled by Environmental Finance as a "Carbon Market Mover"
- Van Ness Feldman's Kyle Danish Quoted in SNL Energy's Power Daily
- Van Ness Feldman's Kyle Danish Quoted in Environmental Finance