About SmithEnvironment

The SmithEnvironment blog is the work of Robin Smith. I am  a lawyer with more than 25 years of experience in environmental law and policy.   Before starting a private environmental law and consulting firm in 2013,  I served as Assistant Secretary for Environment at the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR) for twelve years and had responsibility for the state’s water quality, air quality, sedimentation, mining, drinking water, coastal management, solid waste and hazardous waste programs.  Prior to accepting the appointment at NCDENR,  I  held the position of  Special Deputy Attorney General in the Environmental  Division  of the North Carolina Attorney General’s Office.  There, I provided legal advice to state  environmental agencies and litigated environmental cases.

The blog  provides nonpartisan discussion and analysis of  environmental issues with a special focus on water law  and energy policy. The blog has its roots in North Carolina, but follows environmental  issues at the state and national level.

Robin  Smith

Robin Smith Law Office PLLC
P.O. Box 2343
Chapel Hill N.C. 27515


4 thoughts on “About SmithEnvironment

  1. Martin Richmond

    Robin – outstanding work. Thanks for tracking all this and providing thoughtful summary. Looking forward to more.

    (I used to be the stream buffer guy in the RRO, but left July 11. Gotta know when it’s time to go…)


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