Ashley Parr is an environmental attorney who assists a wide range of clients in the water, remediation, and renewable energy sectors. She has experience in administrative and appellate Clean Water Act litigation, advising on Clean Water Act permitting and enforcement matters, counseling on state and federal remedial programs, and performing environmental diligence on renewable energy transactions.
Ashley advises and represents municipal and industrial clients in a broad range of Clean Water Act matters, including citizen suit defense, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit negotiations and appeals, Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) development, combined sewer overflow (CSO) control, and integrated planning.
On behalf of clients, Ashley routinely drafts federal appellate briefs and comments on federal rulemakings involving complex environmental issues. She has authored several briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Circuit Courts and drafted comments on federal rulemakings involving Clean Water Act issues of national significance.
Ashley advises clients conducting voluntary, stated-led, and federal cleanups and has experience working on complex cost-recovery and contribution litigation under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). She also provides environmental due diligence for developers and purchasers of utility-scale wind, solar, and battery storage projects on environmental issues including noise, wetlands, endangered species, and environmental justice.
While earning her law degree, Ashley served as an extern for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Regional Counsel in Chicago. During her time with EPA, she gained valuable experience working on a wide range of enforcement cases involving various Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and Superfund matters.
Ashley also participated in Cornell's Water Law Clinic, where she worked with New York state officials and local governments to urge the EPA to reevaluate the efficacy and equity of the proposed Chesapeake Bay water quality regulations as applied to New York.