Emily C. Deans

Emily Deans Environmental Attorney Robinson Cole Law Firm
Organization Profile
Professional Biography

Emily Deans is a member of the firm's Environmental, Energy + Telecommunications Group, representing clients in the areas of environmental, telecommunications, and utilities law. She represents clients such as telecommunications companies and commercial businesses before state regulatory agencies, including the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) and the Connecticut Siting Council, and local land use boards. Emily also monitors and reports on regulatory developments in the energy and utilities field throughout New England.


Emily represents clients in the area of telecommunications facility siting. She appears regularly before the Connecticut PURA and the Connecticut Siting Council in addition to other state administrative agencies and local land use boards related to telecommunications facility siting matters.

Enforcement Defense

Emily represents clients who are facing government enforcement actions under federal and state environmental laws. She represents companies before various state administrative agencies, such as the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. She recently counseled a metal fabrication client in defense of a state enforcement action over alleged violations of hazardous waste and used oil requirements.

Environmental Remediation

Emily counsels clients involved in multi-party Superfund sites. She recently assisted a client in the preparation of a position statement regarding the methodology that should be used to determine the allocation of costs among Potentially Responsible Parties (PRPs) at a Superfund site.

Land Use

Emily handles planning and zoning permits and applications, helping clients secure the necessary approvals for their projects from local land use boards. She recently helped a Connecticut-based manufacturer successfully secure a variance from a local zoning board of appeals.

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