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  • Education
    • J.D., University of Tulsa, 2006, Phi Delta Phi
    • B.A., Truman State University, 2003, Psychology
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, 2007
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, 2011

Adam Troutwine represents corporations, organizations, and individuals confronting environmental issues in transactional, permitting, compliance, and litigation settings.

Adam draws from his litigation experience before federal courts, state courts, and government agency tribunals to defend clients against enforcement actions and to secure contested permits. He has obtained successful outcomes for clients in agency hearings, alternative dispute resolution proceedings, and bench trials.

Adam appreciates the value of a strong working relationship between industry and regulators. He facilitates client participation in stakeholder groups that work directly with agencies to form policy and draft regulations impacting owners of underground storage tanks and the mining and energy industries.

Adam has worked on behalf of mine and quarry operators to navigate permitting processes in order to open new mine sites, has represented clients in contested hearings before state agencies, has prosecuted appeals of agency decisions to the circuit and appellate court, and has appeared before county zoning boards to secure necessary authorizations to conduct mining or quarrying activity.

He has assessed permitting needs for utility-scale renewable energy projects in Kansas and Oklahoma, oil and gas exploration and production facilities in Kansas and Louisiana, and limestone and shale mining operations in Missouri. Adam also aids real estate developers in quickly addressing environmental issues that arise.

  • In a case of unprecedented size and scope in Missouri, assisted in the representation of a limestone mining company in a strongly contested permitting matter involving a proposed mine site near a sewer treatment plant. The contested permit was appealed to the Circuit Court and Court of Appeals and remanded for a new trial at the Administrative Hearing Commission, where it was granted.
  • Successfully permitted a new shale mine in Northwest Missouri over strong opposition from neighboring property owners before the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Also obtained contested permits and zoning variances before three county planning and zoning boards.
  • Represented a solid waste collection company and a landfill operator in stakeholder meetings with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to develop administrative rules and regulatory policy.
  • Conducted a comprehensive review of all federal, state, and local permits and authorizations required to construct and operate utility scale wind farms at multiple sites in Kansas and Oklahoma.
  • Assisted in negotiations with the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Army, and state environmental agency to acquire, remediate, and develop a former Army ammunition plant. Issues encountered included RCRA permitting, NPDES permitting, Corrective Action Financial Assurance, and a host of other environmental issues.
  • Represented the former owner of several gas station sites in Missouri, Kansas, and Illinois to complete cleanup caused from leaking underground storage tanks. Also assisted the owner in securing reimbursement for cleanup activity from state insurance funds. Throughout cleanup process, worked with state regulators to address issues that arose and, when needed, identified alternative approaches to meet risk-based cleanup levels that were more efficient and economical.