Ben Snowden represents clients in the chemical, manufacturing, and energy sectors in a variety of environmental litigation and regulatory matters.
His regulatory practice focuses on Clean Air Act issues, but he also handles matters arising under the Clean Water Act, RCRA, CERCLA, EPCRA, FIFRA, as well as other federal, state, and local pollution-control laws. His litigation experience includes enforcement cases, cost-recovery and natural resource damage claims at contaminated sites, and tort and products liability actions.
Mr. Snowden has published widely on environmental topics including EPA enforcement policy, the regulation of greenhouse gases, and toxic tort litigation. He co-authored chapters on civil enforcement and the regulation of hazardous air pollutants in the 2011 edition of the ABA’s Clean Air Act Handbook.
Mr. Snowden was recognized as a 2013, 2014 and 2015 Washington, D.C. “Rising Star” in the area of Environmental Law by Super Lawyers magazine. Mr. Snowden was a 2007 recipient of the Southern Center for Human Rights’ Frederick Douglass Human Rights Award for his pro bono representation of detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Professional & Community Activities
American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, Environmental Litigation and Toxic Torts Committee, Chair (2014-Present)
American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, Air Quality Committee, Vice-Chair (2012-2013)
Montgomery County, Maryland Energy and Air Quality Advisory Council, Co-Chair (2013-2014)
District of Columbia Bar, Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Section, Chair of Standing Committee on Sustainability (2013-Present)