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Desautel Law is a leading litigation firm in Rhode Island for environmental law, energy and utility law, and land use law matters. The Firm has the experience and connectivity to take on the most complex problems in today’s economy.


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Desautel Law delivers stellar legal representation in Rhode Island and Massachusetts with respect to environmental law and permitting, energy law and licensing, land use law and zoning/permitting and civil litigation related to these areas.

Marisa Desautel

Marisa Desautel

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Patrick Sullivan

Patrick Sullivan

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Michelle Hawes

Michelle Hawes

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Environmental Impact Assessment – What is it?
Environmental Impact Assessment – What is it?

To analyze whether a particular activity or project may detrimentally affect the natural resources around it, an Environmental Impact Assessment is necessary. Review of environmental consequences are another way to describe this process. An assessment is completed prior to a decision about whether to proceed with a project or activity. Environmental Impact Assessments, more often known as Environmental Assessments, do…

State Freshwater Wetlands Rules: Seeks Public Input
State Freshwater Wetlands Rules: Seeks Public Input

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) and the RI Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) have developed revised freshwater wetlands rules needed to implement the findings and recommendations of a legislative task force that examined the adequacy of freshwater wetlands protection in R.I. The state Freshwater Wetlands law was previously amended to achieve two important goals: strengthen wetlands protection…


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