Doug Hastings focuses his practice on environmental litigation and regulatory issues. Doug represents clients in matters arising under a variety of federal and state environmental statutes, including the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). He has been particularly involved in appellate litigation and administrative advocacy related to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program.
Doug has represented a biofuels trade association in a number of proceedings related to the RFS, including challenges to agency actions in the DC Circuit Court of Appeals, litigation in federal district court, and administrative rulemakings. He has also provided RFS compliance and administrative enforcement advice to biofuels producers.
Another focus area of Doug’s practice has been representing clients in a variety of aspects of CERCLA cleanups and litigation. His CERCLA work has included contribution litigation in federal district and appellate courts, assistance with settlement discussions, and advice regarding contaminated site investigations.
Doug maintains an active pro bono practice and has been particularly involved in immigration proceedings such as defensive asylum cases, requests for Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) status, and U-Visa applications for victims of domestic violence.
During law school, Doug served as an article editor for the Harvard Environmental Law Review and participated in the Emmett Environmental Law and Policy Clinic. Before attending law school, he worked at Duke University as a researcher in environmental health, where his research included modeling the geographic distribution of lead exposure risk.
Harvard Law School, 2013, Juris Doctor, cum laude
Duke University, 2009, Bachelor of Arts, Environmental Science and Policy, magna cum laude
District of Columbia
US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia