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Atwell hires Meg Thornton as Director of Environmental Services
Meg Thornton has joined Atwell as Director of Environmental Services in Texas. Meg has more than 23 years of experience in environmental consulting, permitting, and natural and cultural resources, specializing in cultural resources, economic justice, and stakeholder and Tribal consultation. In her leadership role, Meg will provide senior expertise in guiding members through permitting challenges to facilitate project execution.
Meg’s experience includes the management of major pipeline projects, solar programs, and land management programs. She has managed complex and challenging projects and programs, including serving as the Cultural Resource Manager for the US Army Alaska, managing the program of design, and permitting of 14-5MW community solar arrays, and providing field management of the environmental program for the 800-mile Alaska Pipeline Project. These projects have required in-depth knowledge of the Clean Water Act (Sections 401/404/408), National Historic Preservation Act (Section 106), Endangered Species Act (Section 7), Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Federal Energy Regulation Act, and National Environmental Policy Act at a minimum.
These projects crossed a variety of federal and state lands requiring familiarity with their internal regulations and methods of complying with federal requirements, particularly the Bureau of Land Management, US Forest Service, Bureau of Ocean Management, National Marine Fisheries Service, and National Park Service. We’re excited to welcome Meg Thornton to the team.