Luke Tomanelli is a managing advisor with the firm's energy and environment team where he helps clients strategize, develop and execute public policy objectives through federal and state government relations. He represents fossil fuel clients on a range of issues, including environmental regulations addressing air and water quality as well as permitting and regulation of fossil fuel development and distribution.
Luke brings inside knowledge of Capitol Hill after serving in the House and Senate. He spent more than five years on the staff of U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), including the last three years as a legislative assistant focused on energy, environment, natural resources, public lands, endangered species, forestry, tribal and other federal policy issues.
Luke has knowledge of the Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act, Superfund, Clean Air Act and Resources Conservation & Recovery Act, as well as experience with the Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service. Luke also served as staff director of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health. His government roles included drafting and negotiating passage of legislation.
After earning a master's degree in political science, Luke spent a year with the U.S. House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight as a staff assistant. He investigated the Internal Revenue Service, tax-exempt entities and other groups under subcommittee jurisdiction. Luke also completed a year-long Graduate Student Fellowship with the Small Business Development Center at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa.
- "Environmental Laws and Regulations Threaten Profits," co-author, Pork Magazine, October 2012