Barbara D. Little is Counsel in the Environmental industry groups, focusing primarily on litigation. She practices out of the Firm’s office in Charleston, West Virginia.
Barbara has extensive experience navigating environmental law issues, having served as both as in-house and outside counsel since 1975. Her clients include major corporations in a variety of industries such as chemical, petroleum, energy, metals, energy, and coal. She has extensive knowledge in permitting and enforcement based on the federal Clean Air Act, Prevention of Significant Deterioration and New Source Review, New Source Performance Standards, National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants and National Ambient Air Quality Standards, as well as the counterparts of these laws in several states.
Barbara represents a variety of companies in NPDES permitting and enforcement, spill reporting and remediation, and Corps of Engineers § 404 permitting for wetlands. As former in-house counsel to a major waste company, Barbara is well-versed in all aspects of the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and state solid and hazardous waste management laws. She also has represented clients in matters involving the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the Toxic Substances Control Act.
Along with her client and case focus, Barbara is committed to environmental law education, having authored numerous articles on various aspects of environmental law and taught environmental law at the University of Houston.
Barbara has been named to Woodward/White The Best Lawyers in America® since 1995 and was named in the 2017 Best Lawyers® Business Edition “Women in Law.”