Peter H. Weiner heads the Environment and Energy practice of Paul Hastings. He splits his time between San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Sacramento. Mr. Weiner represents renewable energy companies, real estate developers, manufacturers, waste recyclers, and consumer products companies in federal, state, and local environmental, energy, and OSHA regulatory matters, litigation, and legislation.
Energy Law: Mr. Weiner’s energy practice includes representation of solar energy, wind, geothermal, and biomass companies before the CPUC, US Fish and Wildlife Service, CA Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bureau of Land Management, California Energy Commission, and county land-use regulators. Mr. Weiner has represented eight utility-scale solar energy companies with over 8000 MW and $30B in proposed projects, including successful litigation against permit challenges, and continues to represent new projects in the pipeline.
Environmental Law: Regulatory and Transactional issues: Mr. Weiner’s broad environmental practice focuses on “brownfields” development, the California Environmental Quality Act and NEPA (environmental impact reports), land use, Superfund, the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, hazardous waste management, species and wilderness protection, Proposition 65, and environmental insurance. As the former Special Assistant to the Governor (Jerry Brown) for Toxic Substances Control, Mr. Weiner has been involved in these areas for over 35 years. With respect to litigation in this area, he has successfully represented clients in Endangered Species Act, NEPA, CEQA, Superfund, and Proposition 65 litigation. He has also represented clients before regulatory agencies at every level of government. Additionally, Mr. Weiner has been involved with legislation surrounding environmental law and has achieved significant legislative victories and regulatory changes to promote renewable energy, brownfields development, and hazardous waste recycling.
OSHA and Prevailing Wages: Mr. Weiner’s OSHA practice is national in scope, including representation of employers in California, New York, North Carolina, Georgia, Kansas, Colorado, and Washington. Mr. Weiner was, at one time, an official with responsibility for the California OSHA program and taught federal OSHA law for seven years. Mr. Weiner also represents California businesses on prevailing wage matters.
Development of Contaminated Property for Private Sector and Public Use
Species Protection and Land Conservation
Treatment and Recycling
Clean-up of Contaminated Property, Including Litigation
Paul Hastings Practices and Lawyers Score Top Rankings in Chambers USA 2020
May 01, 2020
Paul Hastings Practices and Lawyers Score Top Rankings in Chambers USA 2019
May 01, 2019
Paul Hastings Practices and Lawyers Score Top Rankings in Chambers USA 2018
May 11, 2018
Paul Hastings Practices and Lawyers Score Top Rankings in Chambers USA 2017
June 05, 2017
Paul Hastings Practices and Lawyers Score Top Rankings in Chambers USA 2016
June 08, 2016
Paul Hastings Practices and Lawyers Score Top Rankings in Chambers USA 2015
May 20, 2015
Paul Hastings Practices and Lawyers Score Top Rankings in Chambers USA 2014
May 27, 2014
Paul Hastings Extensive Practice Strength Highlighted in The Legal 500 United States 2013
June 05, 2013
Paul Hastings Employment Practice Honored with Chambers ''Award for Excellence'' and Firms Leading Practices and Lawyers Ranked in Chambers USA 2013
May 27, 2013
Paul Hastings Represents City of Rialto in Favorable Environmental Settlement
December 06, 2012
Paul Hastings Excels in Chambers USA 2012 Guide
June 07, 2012
Paul Hastings Continues San Francisco Growth with Top Environmental and Energy Partner
January 23, 2012
Paul Hastings Excels in Chambers USA 2011 Guide
June 10, 2011
Paul Hastings Advises Solar Millennium in Blythe Solar Power Project
October 28, 2010
Paul Hastings Garners Top Rankings in Chambers USA 2010 Guide
June 14, 2010
Paul Hastings Attorneys Recognized as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in Northern California, Southern California, Georgia, Illinois, New York and Washington, D.C.
June 17, 2008
Paul Hastings Practice Areas and Attorneys Earn Top Honors in Latest Edition of Chambers USA
June 05, 2006
Paul Hastings Soars in Chambers USA 2005 Rankings
May 25, 2005
White House Guidelines for “Opening Up America Again”: Some Clarity, Much Uncertainty
April 20, 2020
OSHA Interim Enforcement Response Plan for COVID-19
April 16, 2020
Revisions to California’s Heat Illness Prevention Standard To Take Effect on May 1, 2015
April 15, 2015
California Enacts Landmark Energy Storage Law
November 02, 2010
Federal Government Establishes New Rental Policy for Solar Projects Located on Public Lands
July 07, 2010
Green Co-Existence. The Recorder.
February 27, 2009
Impact of California Greenhouse Gas Rules on Landfill-Gas Power Facilities
August 11, 2008
New Brownfields Exemption Will Help Developers of Contaminated Property
February 11, 2008
The California Attorney Generals Latest Settlement: ConocoPhillips Company Agrees to Offset Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Expanded Refinery
September 24, 2007
EPA Issues New Requirements for Evaluation of Indoor Air at Contaminated Sites
March 01, 2003
Superfund Reform/Brownfields Legislation Enacted
January 01, 2002
Recognized by Chambers USA 2020
Chambers USA 2020: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business listed the firm in 37 research areas and named 104 firm lawyers to its rankings of leading lawyers and law firms in the United States.
May 01, 2020
Ranked by Chambers USA 2019
Chambers USA 2019: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business listed the firm in 44 practice areas and named 107 firm lawyers to its rankings of leading lawyers and law firms in the United States.
April 26, 2019
Recognized by Chambers USA 2018
Chambers USA 2018: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business listed the firm in 45 research areas and named 112 firm lawyers to its rankings of leading lawyers and law firms in the United States.
May 15, 2018
Recognized by Chambers USA 2017
Chambers USA 2017: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business named 46 of the firm’s practice areas and 112 individuals to its ranking of leading lawyers and law firms in the United States.
June 05, 2017
Recognized by Chambers USA 2016
Chambers USA 2016: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business named 47 of the firm’s practice areas and 112 individuals to its ranking of leading lawyers and law firms in the United States.
June 08, 2016