Cameron L. Long
Cameron Long focuses his practice on environmental and natural resources law and policy, regulatory compliance, land use, sustainability, and environmental remediation. Cameron’s experience includes civil litigation and administrative matters in both the private and public sectors.
Cameron’s experience also includes assisting and advising clients with environmental permitting issues, recovery of costs for environmental remediation from responsible parties and insurance carriers, and regulatory compliance with federal and state environmental statutes. In addition to his experience in litigation and environmental compliance, Cameron utilizes his academic background in environmental sustainability to advocate for and protect client interests.
- Water Quality Permitting and Litigation. Advises clients on permitting matters, both civil and administrative, related to the Clean Water Act and state-imposed water quality standards.
- Environmental Remediation. Represents clients seeking cost recovery from responsible parties associated with remediation of hazardous substances under CERCLA and MTCA. Assists clients with evaluation of property ownership and facility operations regarding liability for hazardous substances and contamination of soil and groundwater.
- Insurance Recovery for Releases of Hazardous Substances and Storm Damage. Analyzed insurance policies to advise corporate client in long-tail insurance coverage litigation with carriers related to releases of PCBs into 82-mile stretch of river; releases of pollutants by national automobile parts distributor; and defense of wood products manufacturer accused of releasing hazardous substances. Litigation experience includes insurance coverage dispute with carriers regarding mold pollution, storm damage affecting a large commercial seafood processing facility, and a large public works tunneling project.
- Regulatory Compliance. Cameron served as general counsel and special assistant in the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Coastal Activities (GOCA), where he advised the governor, the governor’s staff, and Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority executives on compliance with NEPA, the Clean Water Act, the Oil Pollution Act, the federal RESTORE Act, the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act, and the Coastal Zone Management Act for State environmental projects.
- Implementation and Funding of Ecosystem Restoration Projects. Served as GOCA lead in legal aspects of implementing large-scale ecosystem restoration projects in Louisiana funded by Clean Water Act civil and administrative penalties in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Advised municipalities in funding local projects for ecosystem restoration, hurricane protection, and sea level rise resilience and climate change adaptation while promoting and maintaining compliance with Louisiana’s 50-year $100 billion coastal master plan.
- Environmental Negotiation. Negotiated on behalf of Louisiana with the other four Gulf States and six federal agencies to allocate funding for ecosystem restoration projects. Represented Louisiana in working groups on project vetting/selection, regulatory compliance, tribal engagement, legal, and state expenditure planning for the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council.
- Shellfish and Aquaculture. Represented Louisiana and negotiated on its behalf with oyster farmers to explore lifting the State’s 14-year moratorium on new leases for oyster farmers. Thesis for LL.M. program recommended practical land use solutions and legal strategies to help save Apalachicola Bay oyster estuary and reefs in Northern Florida from dual threats of rising salinity and increased predation brought on by rising sea levels and decreased freshwater flow.
Member, Washington State Bar Association, Environmental & Land Use Section
Member, Alabama State Bar Association, Environmental Law Section
Member, The Missouri Bar, Environmental and Energy Law Committee
Member, American Bar Association, Environment, Energy & Resources Section
LEED Green Associate, Green Building Certification Institute (2013-present)
Member, International Living Future Institute (2015-present)
Member, Cascadia Green Building Council (2015-2019)
Member, U.S. Green Building Council Louisiana Chapter (2013-2015)
Member, U.S. Green Building Council, South Florida Chapter (2013-2014)
Attorney, Gordon, Tilden, Thomas & Cordell, Seattle (2017-2018)
Of Counsel, Plauché & Carr, Seattle (2016-2017)
Special Assistant & General Counsel, State of Louisiana Office of the Governor-Coastal Activities, Baton Rouge, LA (2013-2015)
LL.M. (Environmental Sustainability), summa cum laude, St. Thomas University, 2013
J.D., Birmingham School of Law, 2012
B.A., University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2007
B.A., Auburn University, 1999
Washington State Bar Association
Supreme Court of the State of Washington
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington
Supreme Court of the State of Alabama
Supreme Court of the State of Missouri
Mentor, U.S. Green Building Council “Louisiana Green Schools Challenge” (2014); Volunteer, Everglades Coalition (2012-2014); Volunteer, Florida Earth Foundation (2012-2013); Volunteer, Farmworker Association of Florida (2012-2013); Member, Board of Directors, Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve (2005-2008).
Cameron enjoys all sorts of outdoor pursuits, particularly hiking, camping, and kayaking in and around Mount Rainier National Park and the Olympic National Forest. He also enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest and other new locales with his wife and young daughter and likes to read historical nonfiction.