Bliss M. Higgins
Bliss Higgins has extensive experience in the development and implementation of air quality programs and standards, including extensive Title V and PSD permitting, multimedia permitting, compliance and enforcement assistance. Bliss has provided expert witness testimony at trial and deposition testimony related to a variety of air quality and other environmental impacts and claims. Her experience also includes reviews of the toxicological effects of air pollutants, development of regulations, and negotiating compliance strategies for individual facilities and industry sectors. As former assistant secretary of the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, Bliss held the authority to grant or deny all environmental permits, licenses, variances and exemptions in the state for all media, including air, radiation, water, solid and hazardous waste. She has testified before the US Congress, the Louisiana state legislature and other administrative bodies.