Providence Spina is an Environment, Energy & Resources Group counsel in Crowell & Moring's Washington, D.C. office, where she focuses on regulatory counseling and litigation under the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and other environmental statutes. Providence represents clients in a wide range of industries, including the energy, agricultural, and chemical industries, and also trade associations.
Providence's representative matters include:
- Representing an electric utility in a Clean Air Act enforcement action involving alleged violations of the New Source Review program and Title V. The federal district court dismissed the claims, and the Third Circuit affirmed the dismissal on appeal. United States v. EME Homer City Generation, L.P. 727 F.3d 274 (3d Cir. 2013).
- Representing an oil and gas trade association in NEPA litigation challenging the U.S. Forest Service's authority to regulate and indefinitely defer the development of private mineral estates in the Allegheny National Forest. The federal district court entered a preliminary injunction and later summary judgment against the Forest Service. The Third Circuit upheld the preliminary injunction and affirmed summary judgment on appeal. Minard Run Oil Co. v. U.S. Forest Service, No. 12-4169 (3d Cir. Sept. 26, 2013).
- Representing a cement manufacturer in a Clean Air Act enforcement action involving alleged violations of the New Source Review program. United States v. CEMEX, Inc., No. 1-09-CV-00019-MSK (D. Colo.)
- Representing Fortune 10 companies in CERCLA litigation seeking to recover response costs from the United States.
- Counseling trade associations on proposed federal agency rulemakings under the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act affecting the energy and agricultural industries.
- Serving as national discovery and trial coordinating counsel for a Fortune 500 company engaged in nationwide asbestos litigation.
Providence received her J.D. from Columbia University School of Law in 2008. While at Columbia, Providence served as senior executive editor of the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law.
Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Providence clerked for the Honorable Joseph R. Goodwin, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.