John Anderson

John Anderson

John Anderson is a Senior Policy Advisor in the Environment and Land Use Practice Group. He has more than two decades of experience in national energy policy, wind, solar, and other large-scale project development, and environmental regulation and policy. Mr. Anderson is recognized as a national industry leader advising public and private entities in the areas of federal and state siting and environmental compliance policy and advocacy, addressing policy issues as they relate to wildlife, and advising on issues associated with public and private land use, sound, public health and safety, property values, visual and cultural resources, aviation, and radar.

Prior to joining Nossaman, Mr. Anderson was the Senior Director, Permitting Policy and Environmental Affairs with the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). He also spent several years acting as an Environmental Affairs Manager at BP Alternative Energy, where he managed the permitting activities for 18 wind and solar projects in seven different states and led the compliance activities at the company’s operating facilities.

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Secretary Zinke Orders Review of Sage-grouse Management Plans

On June 8th, 2017, Department of Interior (DOI) Secretary Ryan Zinke signed Secretarial Order 3353, entitled “Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation and Cooperation with Western States.”  This Order initiates the assessment of both federal and state-led conservation efforts related to the greater sage-grouse and establishes a review panel to undertake the evaluation. The review panel will then … Continue Reading

White House Chief of Staff Orders Freezing of Pending Regulations

On January 20, 2017, Reince Priebus, the White House Chief of Staff and Assistant to the President, issued a memorandum to the heads of all executive departments and agencies ordering them to freeze the processing of all regulations.  The stated intent of this action is to ensure that “the President’s appointees or designees have the … Continue Reading