Maya Lopez Grasse

Maya Lopez Grasse

Alston & Bird LLP, Counsel

Los Angeles, California

Clients count on Maya to chart a strategic course through complex environmental regulatory and permitting matters, particularly where they involve air quality and GHG laws. She also has substantial experience with the environmental challenges facing oil & gas, mining, manufacturing, and other industrial-sector clients in project permitting, environmental compliance, and administrative enforcement. Maya Grasse is counsel with Alston & Bird's Environment, Land Use & Natural Resources Group. She counsels clients on compliance with a range of environmental regulations, particularly regional, state, and federal air quality regimes, with a focus on the unique issues faced by oil and gas, mining, industrial, manufacturing, and recycling clients. Maya advises clients in formal and informal proceedings before state and local agencies in permitting, enforcement actions, and agency rulemaking efforts, focusing on representing industrial and energy clients as they work with local air quality management districts and the California Air Resources Board. Her practice includes securing and negotiating development entitlements for industrial, commercial, residential, and energy projects, and preparing and reviewing California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) documents. She advises clients on compliance with a variety of environmental regulations, including CEQA, the California and federal Clean Air Acts and Endangered Species Acts, and California's Surface Mining and Reclamation Act (SMARA), as well as local planning, zoning, and environmental regulations. Maya assists clients with the selection and hiring of experts and consultants for regulatory and litigation matters, and regularly monitors and provides analysis on policy trends and proposed, new, and existing environmental laws and agency rules and regulations. She also represents clients in federal and state court litigation on claims brought under CEQA and other environmental and planning and zoning laws.

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