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Alan Summerville
Vice President

Alan Summerville has more than 25 years of experience shaping and navigating the environmental review process for complex and controversial infrastructure projects, multibillion-dollar transactions, and rulemakings. Some of these undertakings have been covered by the national media, including the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. He has expertise in the management of environmental reviews under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) along with related laws and authorities, including the Endangered Species Act (ESA), National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), and Clean Water Act (CWA). Projects have involved freight rail lines, pipelines for natural gas, crude oil, and refined product, transmission lines, marine terminals, and highways across the country. Alan has extensive experience consulting with federal and state regulatory agencies on issues such as wetlands, endangered species, cultural resources, marine mammals, air quality, accident analyses, and land use issues. He has substantial, successful experience working with agency and outside counsel on NEPA-related litigation.

Alan has supported the Department of Transportation (DOT) NEPA Streamlining Workgroups and developed and delivered training on behalf of agencies. He has an M.A. in City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from the University of Vermont.

Articles by Alan Summerville
Chasing the Elusive Goal of Environmental Streamlining
Resources by Alan Summerville
White Papers
Smoothing the NEPA Process for Freight Rail
White Papers
Fundamental Principles for Smoothing the NEPA Process