CHARLESTON – The American Bar Association’s Section of Environment, Energy and Resources (“Section” or “SEER”) awarded the Air Quality Committee, chaired by Jackson Kelly PLLC attorney, Gale Lea Rubrecht, the Section’s “Best 2013-2014 Environmental Committee” certificate of recognition at the Section’s 22nd Fall Conference.

According to the American Bar Association, the award recognizes “outstanding achievements” by committees. The Air Quality Committee distinguished itself and earned the award by providing strong leadership, active engagement of members, including cultivation of new committee leaders, steady production of membership benefits, successful innovation in projects or products, engagement with Section leaders and other committees and timely fulfillment of administrative requirements.

Rubrecht, Of Counsel in Jackson Kelly’s Charleston office, practices in the firm’s Environmental Practice Group. She has more than 30 years of experience in energy and environmental law, appellate advocacy, litigation and alternative dispute resolution. She represents manufacturers, coal companies, petroleum refineries, trade organizations, banking institutions, real estate developers, development authorities, landowners and other clients in state and federal energy and environmental law, with particular focus on national air quality regulatory issues, brownfields remediation and redevelopment, and solid and hazardous waste compliance.

Rubrecht is active in the American Bar Association Section of Energy, Environment, and Resources. In addition to being the chair for the Section's Air Quality Committee, she serves as the U.S. EPA Headquarters Editor for the Section’s Air Quality Committee Newsletter.

Rubrecht also serves as the West Virginia contributing author to the American Bar Association's Brownfields: A Comprehensive Guide to Redeveloping Contaminated Property and Institutional Controls books. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the American Bar Association Section of Energy, Environment, and Resource's magazine, Natural Resources & Environment.

Rubrecht is involved in environmental affairs at the local and state levels. She chairs the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce's Waste Subcommittee and is a member of the Advisory Team to the West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center at Marshall University.

She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the West Virginia Chapter of the Air & Waste Management Association. Rubrecht is a member of the American Arbitration Association's Roster of Neutrals for environmental cases and volunteers as a mediator for Settlement Week Alternative Resolution by Mediation in Kanawha County, West Virginia.

Jackson Kelly is a national law firm with more than 200 attorneys located in 12 offices throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Colorado and the District of Columbia.

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