Q: What trends or shifts are you seeing in the environmental industry?
A: Lots of capital investments are being made in the oil and gas market throughout the supply chain. Many of these projects require a great deal of upfront planning and permitting before construction to achieve compliance with changing regulations and operational needs. We are also seeing a lot of renewable energy development projects in the Southeast, Midwest and Northwest. With that said, a rollback on regulations and overall reduction in enforcement of current regulations from the current administration has resulted in a lack of drivers for many projects.
Making the Scene Clean
Maintaining and improving the environment is an ever-evolving science. Steve Nalefski, vice president and general manager of the Environmental Services Group at Burns & McDonnell, sees both the forest and the trees.