Wayne D’Angelo is special counsel in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and counsels clients on environmental, energy and occupational safety and health matters. While Mr. D’Angelo has experience in all aspects of environmental and energy law, he is mainly focused on energy extraction, conventional and non-conventional fuels, hydraulic fracturing, greenhouse gas regulation, endangered species issues, and stationary and mobile sources issues under the Clean Air Act.
Mr. D’Angelo has extensive experience representing numerous heavily regulated industrial clients through all aspects of the federal rulemaking process, including, where necessary, litigation. To that end, Mr. D’Angelo coordinates the efforts of Kelley Drye’s legal, government relations, public relations, and economic teams to develop effective cross-cutting responses to proposed regulations.
Mr. D’Angelo also helps Kelley Drye clients with strategic planning and compliance assistance by providing an understanding of the regulatory pressures that face industry now and in the future through insights gained working in the oil and gas industry, at federal agencies, and on Capitol Hill.
Prior to joining Kelley Drye, Mr. D’Angelo served as counsel to the American Petroleum Institute, where he managed and advanced the organization’s most critical issues, including climate change and greenhouse gas regulatory issues and litigation, numerous federal and state hydraulic fracturing regulatory and legal actions, energy access issues, including leasing, NEPA reviews, and ESA/MMPA actions, occupational safety and health issues and waste and remediation issues under RCRA and CERCLA. Mr. D’Angelo also served as a Presidential Appointee working directly for the EPA administrator and general counsel, served as legislative assistant to Congressman Bob Franks of New Jersey and is a former environmental law associate at Kelley Drye.
Counseling clients on Clean Air Act permitting issues and regulatory matters.
Challenged EPA's regulation of GHGs under the Clean Air Act on behalf of the oil and gas industry.
Managed the oil and gas industry's regulatory advocacy and litigation of EPA's Definition of Solid Waste (DSW).
Managed the oil and gas industry's Endangered Species Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act and Migratory Bird Treaty Act regulatory advocacy and litigation.
Managed the oil and gas industry's regulatory advocacy and litigation of the mandatory reporting rules for GHG emissions.
Managed the oil and gas industry's natural gas advocacy, including hydraulic fracturing, EPA and DOE studies, and lifecycle emissions of GHG from natural gas.
Managed regulatory advocacy of upstream exploration and development issues for the oil and gas industry.
Representing corporate clients on Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) actions.
Representing corporate clients in actions under the New Jersey Spill Act and other DEP actions.
Representing clients in regulatory development and litigation of the proposed and final rules on occupational exposures to hexavalent chromium.
Represented soft drink company in numerous administrative citations, including general duty clause citations relating to ergonomics issues.
Represented a group of leather tannery PRPs in negotiating with other PRPs and U.S. EPA over CERCLA responsibility and allocation issues for multiple Superfund sites in upstate New York.
Representing a metals recycling coalition in the development of regulations to prevent radioactively contaminated scrap metal from entering the commercial scrap supply.
Advising industrial clients on hazard communication issues, machine guarding requirements and personal protective equipment issues.
Providing Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety due diligence for large-scale corporate and real estate transactions.
Providing "top-to-bottom" environmental health and safety auditing for heavily regulated industrial facilities.
Honors & Awards
Named as a Rising Star by Law360 in the area of Environmental Law, 2013.