- Partner, Environmental Law & Natural Resources
- Best Best & Krieger LLP
Lowry Crook is a partner in the Environmental Law & Natural Resources practice group in Best Best & Krieger LLP’s Washington, D.C. office. He advises and represents public and private clients on water infrastructure, the Clean Water Act, environmental review and permitting, ecosystem restoration, and disaster resilience and recovery issues. Lowry works with cities, counties, water districts, flood control districts and private entities to develop and advance water infrastructure and ecosystem restoration projects, expedite environmental reviews and permitting, resolve water operation and regulatory issues, and prepare for — and recover from — natural disasters.
Lowry has served in senior positions at the White House and federal agencies governing a wide range of environmental, natural resources, infrastructure, energy, land management and transportation issues. He served as a senior leader and counsel overseeing the Army Corps of Engineers, the White House Council on Environmental Quality and the Federal Maritime Commission. His experience and knowledge helps local governments and private clients navigate complex issues related to federal regulation and international shipping and ports.
Financing Harbor Deepening and Widening Projects: Legal Developments on Existing Fee Authority
With the growing need for harbor and channel deepening and widening projects, the ability to establish reliable revenue streams to fund improvements is becoming increasingly important. Federal law (33 USC section 2236) provides authority for establishing fees for such purposes, and a recent published decision helps demonstrate how this authority may be used. This presentation […]