Gerald D. Reid, Natural Resources Division Chief

Gerald Reid is a 1991 graduate of Wesleyan University and received his J.D. cum laude from the University of Maine School of Law in 1994. He joined the Office of the Attorney General in 1994 and has worked in the Office’s Natural Resources Division since 1997. He was named Chief of the Division in 2007. His areas of practice include the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, hydroelectric licensing, land use law, Indian law and environmental litigation generally. Mr. Reid’s most recent, reported cases include the following: FPL Energy Maine Hydro LLC v. FERC and State of Maine, 551 F.3d 58 (1st Cir. 2008) (res judicata bars federal relitigation of Clean Water Act arguments made in state court); State of Maine v. Haskell, 955 A.2d 737 (Me. 2008) (upholds statute banning the use of personnel watercraft on particular water bodies against constitutional challenge); Save our Sebasticook v. Maine Board of Environmental Protection, 928 A.2d 736 (Me. 2007) (regulatory approvals for dam removal project to restore sea-run fish populations); FPL Energy ME Hydro LLC v. Maine Department of Environmental Protection, 926 A.2d 1197 (Me. 2007) (upholding agency denial of water quality certification under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act for hydropower project causing extensive dewatering of impoundment); State of Maine v. Stephen Johnson, Administrator, U.S. EPA, 498 F.3d 97 (1st Cir. 2007) (on the brief) (vacating EPA decision granting Maine partial delegation of Clean Water Act permitting program and confirming that Maine’s environmental regulatory authority applies statewide, including to Indian reservations and territory); Massachusetts et al. v. EPA, 549 U.S. 497 (on the brief) (reversing EPA determination that agency lacked authority under Clean Air Act to regulate emissions of greenhouse gases); S.D. Warren v. Maine Board of Environmental Protection, 547 U.S. 370 (2006) (on the brief) (upholding agency determination that discharge from hydropower project triggers water quality certification requirement under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act).