Darrin Gambelin draws from more than 20 years of experience with California and federal environmental laws to assist clients in resolving a range of permitting, compliance, and regulatory enforcement issues.
Darrin routinely works with clients in the agriculture, food processing, manufacturing, pipeline, and energy sectors to navigate complicated state and federal environmental regulatory schemes, including those created by the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, California Porter-Cologne Water Quality Control Act, Oil Pollution Act, and RCRA. Darrin advises clients on compliance with environmental and safety rules affecting all phases of energy pipelines, from permitting and operation to emergency response planning. He closely tracks and advises clients on the latest developments in California and federal efforts to regulate greenhouse gas emissions, including the cap-and-trade program and measures to reduce methane emissions from oil and gas, waste, and dairy industries. Darrin has successfully advocated for the interests of his clients during the development of new environmental regulations, has advised his clients during the permit application process, and, when necessary, has defended his clients in enforcement actions.
Prior to entering the field of law, Darrin had a productive career in the environmental compliance field, serving as an environmental, health, and safety professional in the manufacturing, waste management, and research industries. Using this hands-on experience, Darrin helps clients craft cost-effective and creative solutions to difficult environmental issues. He also prides himself on understanding the complex technical, scientific, and legal issues faced by his clients.