A safe and clean environment consistently ranks near the top of the list of issues important to most Californians.  California Strategies professionals work closely with the state’s environmental regulators on a myriad of issues related to California environmental quality.

Air quality issues are a high priority and we have worked extensively to assist our clients with the California Air Resources Board and the local quality management districts on both mobile and stationary sources emissions permitting and policy. We have unparalleled expertise in climate change policy and AB 32 implementation with a particular focus on offsets and market mechanisms. 

On water quality issues, our team has developed strategies for and assisted clients with State and regional water control board approvals. 

Additional areas of focus are on toxics, brownfield remediation and the permitting and management of hazardous waste.

California Strategies has extensive experience in the following environment related areas:

  • Air Quality
  • Air District Permitting
  • Stationary Source Emissions
  • Fuels and Mobile Source Emissions
  • Water Quality
  • Regional Water Board Permitting
  • Stormwater Management
  • Toxics and Remediation
  • Hazardous Waste Facilities
  • Pesticides
  • Proposition 65 Issues
  • Environmental Health
  • Climate Change and AB 32 Implementation
  • Carbon Offsets and Markets
  • Violations and Enforcements
  • Green Chemistry
  • Regulatory Agency/Representation
  • Legislative Advocacy

Our People

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Rusty Areias


John Benton


B. B. Blevins


Steven Cahn


John Flanigan

Founding Partner

Devon Ford

Senior Associate

Ted Harris


Winston Hickox


Gary H. Hunt

Vice Chair

Jason Kinney


Joanne Kozberg


Chris Mowrer

Senior Associate

Kevin Schmidt


Erin Weber


Carol Whiteside


Claire van Zuiden

Associate Partner