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Chad L. Wood

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Chad L. Wood focuses his practice in the areas of environmental law and utility regulation, including the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), among others.  Mr. Wood regularly advises clients on implementation and compliance with environmental regulations, environmental permitting issues and permit appeals, enforcement defense and public interest policy. 

Mr. Wood has represented a variety of large and mid-size organizations such as public and private utilities, energy companies and large-scale manufacturers, in matters before both federal and state administrative agencies including Arkansas’ Department of Environmental Quality, Pollution Control and Ecology Commission, and Public Service Commission, and the United States’ Environmental Protection Agency, Corps of Engineers, and Fish and Wildlife Service.  He has also represented clients in state and federal courts of appeal in matters involving challenges to major new source/Title V permitting actions, Section 10 and 404 permitting actions, environmental compatibility and public need determinations, and challenges to federal administrative rulemaking proceedings. 

Mr. Wood received his juris doctorate from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law and his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.  He is a member of the Arkansas and Pulaski County Bar Associations, the Arkansas Environmental Federation and former vice-chair of the Arkansas Bar Association’s Environmental Law Section.

Bar Admission

Arkansas Bar Association

Pulaski County Bar Association

Education

University of Arkansas (B.S. 2002)

University of Arkansas at Little Rock (J.D., 2009)

Affiliations

Arkansas Environmental Federation

Former Vice-chair of the Arkansas Bar Association’s Environmental Law Section