Peter Wyckoff is a Retired Partner in Pillsbury's Environmental group, where he serves as a leader of the Climate Change & Sustainability Practice Group. His practice focuses primarily on U.S. and international law relating to air quality, especially permitting, national emission standards, emissions trading, enforcement, stratospheric ozone protection, and climate change. Mr. Wyckoff is nationally recognized for his in-depth knowledge of the Clean Air Act’s new source review programs. He is a veteran in defending companies against U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) enforcement actions under the Clean Air Act. He has extensive experience representing companies in federal Court of Appeals challenges to EPA final actions. He advised and represented the international asthma inhaler industry in its successful effort to obtain relief from the rapid phase out of chlorofluorocarbons under the Montreal Protocol and the acceptance of substitute propellants by drug regulatory agencies around the world. Since then, he has advised and represented many other trade associations and coalitions of trade associations on air quality issues, notably the regulation of hazardous air pollutants by industrial boilers, biogenic carbon dioxide from combustion or fermentation of biomass, and particulate matter from grain elevators.
Mr. Wyckoff has more than a decade of service with the federal government. From 1978 to 1989, he served as an attorney and then branch chief in the EPA’s Office of General Counsel, where he was instrumental in the development of several major Clean Air Act programs, including new source review and emissions trading. For 2000, Mr. Wyckoff served as the first Deputy Director and General Counsel of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, a congressional commission. In recent years, Mr. Wyckoff has been a frequent speaker on climate change and other air quality issues.
- Best Lawyers in America, Environmental Law (2014-2016)
District of Columbia Bar Association
cum laude, Editor-in-Chief, Syracuse Law Review