Beth Barton, a partner in Day Pitney’s Hartford office, brings more than 30 years of experience in environmental and land use consultation, permitting and litigation. Beth counsels clients on environmental, sustainability, brownfields, and related land use and reuse considerations in business operations, transactions, acquisitions, and project design and development. She also represents clients in environmental administrative proceedings, enforcement actions and third party litigation.
Beth’s work involves substantial contact with Federal agencies, including the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers, and with state agencies with a particular focus on environmental, health, safety, and energy matters. Beth has worked closely with federal, state and local authorities on innovative development projects within and outside Connecticut, including Blue Back Square, a mixed use redevelopment in West Hartford, Connecticut, and Dominion Bridgeport Fuel Cell Energy, a fuel cell electricity generating facility in Bridgeport, Connecticut, large and small restoration brownfield projects such as BJ’s Wholesale Club in Brookfield, Connecticut and the Brass Mill Center in Waterbury, Connecticut, and also various urban initiatives.
Beth is active in environmental stakeholder groups and planning-related committees. She is presently a member of the Connecticut Water Plan Steering Committee. Beth was also part of an informal group of environmental practitioners who spearheaded the legislative initiative to develop a more workable program for brownfield redevelopment in Connecticut. Beth is a member of the Board of Directors of the New England Council (NEC), the Connecticut Business and Industry Association’s Environmental Policies Council, the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), and the Society of Women Environmental Professionals of Connecticut (SWEP), and the President of the New England Women in Energy and the Environment (NEWIEE). She is a frequent speaker and author on environmental, brownfield and sustainability topics.