Project Development & Environmental
Richard Webster is an attorney with over 20 years of experience concentrating in environmental
litigation, in addition to 10 years of experience as an environmental consultant and expert. He has
litigated in federal courts around the country, as well as state courts in New York and New Jersey. He
has represented numerous environmental groups and municipalities on a wide variety of issues,
including pollution, permit issuance, and land use. He is also a member of New York’s Decommissioning
Oversight Board that oversees the decommissioning of Indian Point.
Richard has had considerable experience representing environmental groups on water and other issues.
He pioneered the use of litigation regarding coal ash and fracking to both clean up water and reduce
climate change impacts. He also litigated the relicensing of the Oyster Creek nuclear power plant and an
environmental justice issue regarding the Indian Point relicensing. Richard prides himself on being able
to place his clients in a strong position in litigation and then finding creative solutions to solve the
client’s problem. Before becoming an attorney, Richard was an expert hydrologist and environmental scientist.
Richard received his J.D. in 2002 from Columbia University Law School, where he was the Articles Editor
of the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law, a Kent Scholar, and a Harlan Fisk Stone Scholar. He
earned a Master’s Degree in 1989 from London University in Engineering Hydrology and a B.A. in Physics
from Oxford University in England.