|December 15, 2010
Stradley Ronon partner Andrew Levin (center) cuts the ribbon for Newton Township’s skate park with fellow Park and Recreation Board members Michael Iapalucci (left) and Mike Gallagher (right).
Stradley Ronon partner Andrew S. Levine, who serves as chairman of the Newtown Township Park and Recreation Board, recently oversaw the official opening of Newtown Township’s first skate park. More than 100 children, teenagers and adults gathered at the ribbon-cutting ceremony, where Levine recognized the volunteer efforts of community members who assisted in designing and developing the skate park, along with the members of the Newton Township Park and Recreation Board, who supervised the project.
As chairman of the Park and Recreation Board, Levine assesses parks, open space and the recreational needs of township residents, in addition to reviewing development plans and providing recommendations to the board of supervisors. In the spring, Levine will also oversee the opening of the 50-acre “Veterans Park,” which uses created wetlands for the greenest form of water filtration and includes three baseball fields, three collegiate-sized soccer fields and a one-mile walking trail.
As chair of the firm’s environmental practice group, Levine handles a variety of environmental regulatory, enforcement and litigation matters. He coordinates Clean Air Act strategies for facilities located in moderate and severe non-attainment areas. He defends clients in enforcement matters and citizen suits under RCRA, the Endangered Species Act and the Clean Water Act. Levine also provides extensive counsel on statutory and regulatory developments in the solid waste, water and air programs of several states.