Roger R. Martella

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Roger R. Martella is a lobbyist with the lobbying firm, Sidley Austin and a partner in the firm's Environmental Practice Group.


A biographical note states that Martella "recently rejoined Sidley Austin LLP after serving as the General Counsel of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, concluding 10 years of litigating and handling complex environmental and natural resource matters at the Department of Justice and EPA. Mr. Martella’s practice focuses on three primary areas. First, Mr. Martella advises companies on developing strategic approaches to achieve their goals in light of rapidly developing demands to address climate change, promote sustainability, and utilize clean energy. Second, Mr. Martella handles a broad range of environmental and natural resource litigation and mediation. Third, Mr. Martella advises multinational companies on compliance with environmental laws in the United States, China, the European Union, and other nations."[1]

Amending a Bill

In January 2010 Washington Post journalist, Juliet Eilperin, reported that Jeffrey R. Holmstead‎‎ and Martella Jr., "helped craft" the original version of an amendment proposed by Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski which would "bar the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating carbon dioxide as a pollutant under the Clean Air Act". Holmstead and a Murkowski aide confirmed that Martella, a partner at Sidley Austin, helped draft the amendment. Martella is the registered lobbyist for the National Alliance of Forest Owners and the Alliance of Food Associations on climate change.[2]

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  1. "Our people: Roger R. Martella, Jr.", Sidley Austin website, accessed January 2010.
  2. Juliet Eilperin, "Murkowski and her lobbyist allies", Post Carbon (Washington Post blog), January 11, 2010.

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