Erin Anderson advises clients in permitting, developing, constructing and operating major capital facilities, with a particular focus on energy generation, conversion and transmission facilities. Her goal with every project is to ensure the facility or proposal incorporates thoughtful, innovative and environmentally responsible measures that improve the end product for all interested and affected stakeholders.
Erin is a leader in our Energy Transition practice and has significant experience representing independent power producers; fuel processing, handling and transport companies; and regulated utilities in site certification and environmental review under NEPA and SEPA, as well as operational compliance with state and federal natural resource regulations. She regularly represents clients before local boards, commissions and the Washington Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council in project permit proceedings, and has successfully defended projects before the Eastern Washington Growth Management Hearings Board, and in Washington’s Superior Courts, Court of Appeals and the Washington Supreme Court. Erin conducts regulatory, environmental and land use due diligence for purchasers, sellers and lenders in major power and fuel facility transactions.
Erin also advises private-sector and municipal interests in the negotiation and drafting of franchise and development agreements for multiple-use developments, water and wastewater treatment facilities. She frequently advises public and private clients on matters of eminent domain, regulatory takings, and alternate procurements for which she negotiates and drafts both traditional and innovative procurement, delivery and service contracts for capital facilities infrastructure development and finance, including various public-private partnership structures.
Erin serves as a member of the firm's Executive Committee and is a co-coordinator of Van Ness Feldman's Land Use and Real Estate practice.