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Edwards, Robert N.

Name:Edwards, Robert N.
Practice In: Accident & Injury ,Personal Injury ,Wrongful Death
Law Firm: Law Offices of Robert N. Edwards
Location:2150 3rd Avenue Suite 300
Anoka, MN 55303
Fax: 888-863-6041

Mark, a graduate of Harvard Law School (J.D. 1970, cum laude) and the State University of New York at Buffalo (A.B. 1967, magna cum laude), has been active in environmental and land use counseling, permitting, enforcement and litigation for more than twenty-five years. His experience spans a broad spectrum of substantive areas, including environmental impact statement (EIS) counseling and litigation under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), wetlands and water quality permitting under the Clean Water Act and State counterparts, transportation projects, air quality and climate change issues under the Clean Air Act, hazardous substances remediation and litigation under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund), remediation under the New York State Brownfield Cleanup Program, oil spill remediation under the New York State Navigation Law, compliance review of Phase I and Phase II environmental assessments, land use and zoning, coastal zone management and historic preservation.


Mark handles matters before numerous Federal, State and City agencies, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, the New York State Department of State, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection and the New York City Department of City Planning. He has represented numerous government agencies, including the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the New York State Empire State Development Corporation, the New York State Thruway Authority, the New York State Department of Health, the New York City Industrial Development Agency, the New York City School Construction Authority, and the New York City Economic Development Corporation. He has represented numerous municipalities with respect to development and SEQRA-related issues and has served as special environmental counsel to many school districts with regard to compliance with SEQRA for new schools or expansions. His clients have also included private industrial, commercial and financial entities and national environmental and civic organizations.

Mark has represented either the sponsoring or reviewing agencies, or private applicants, in major projects, including the Queens West Development Project, Columbia University’s expansion in northern Manhattan, the Willet’s Point (Queens, NY) development, the Gateway at Bronx Terminal Market, the IAC Headquarters building, the Gowanus Green redevelopment project (Brooklyn, NY), the Tappan Zee Bridge/I-287 Corridor Project, the J.F.K. Airport Light Rail System, the Newark Liberty International Airport Monorail Project, the Essex County Resource Recovery Facility (Newark, NJ), the Selkirk (NY) GE Cogeneration Project, the Town of Smithtown (NY) Landfill Expansion Project, the Niagara Resource Recovery Facility (Niagara Falls, NY), the Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center Medical Waste Incinerator (New York City), the River Walk residential development (Detroit), the Prince's Point development (Staten Island, NY), the Laurel Hill (Phelps Dodge) site (Queens, NY) and the Brooklyn Commons redevelopment.

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