Shannon Stewart Joins ESA’s Energy Team as Principal Technical Associate


Environmental Science Associates (ESA) is pleased to announce that Shannon Stewart has joined the firm as a Principal Technical Associate in ESA’s Energy practice. Shannon will support clients throughout the firm from our San Diego office.

“Shannon is a strategic addition to our growing energy team,” said David Buecker, ESA’s Energy and Industrial Practice Leader. “Our clients are facing increasing demands, regulatory pressures, and environmental constraints. As the former Bureau of Land Management’s Solar Energy Program Lead in the National Renewable Energy Coordination Office in Washington DC, Shannon’s depth of experience overseeing renewable energy policy, guidance, programmatic compliance, and permitting will help our clients to successfully navigate these challenging times.”

Shannon has more than 15 years of experience with federal, state, and local environmental laws and regulations for the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Department of the Interior. She was the project manager for the Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Solar Energy Development in Six Southwestern States. Shannon has participated in the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)’s Geothermal Programmatic EIS, the Arizona Restoration Design Energy Program EIS, Oil and Gas Leasing Reform, and numerous other policy efforts that support renewable and non-renewable energy development on public lands. Prior to working in the National Renewable Energy Coordination Office, Shannon served as the BLM’s Senior NEPA Program Lead, overseeing NEPA policy and guidance for all Bureau program areas. Before coming to the Department of the Interior, Shannon was a Senior Policy Analyst for the Department of Energy’s Bonneville Power Administration in Portland, Oregon.

Shannon holds a Master of Science in urban and regional planning, with a specialization in environmental planning. She also holds a Certificate in NEPA from Duke University’s Environmental Leadership Program.

Press Release: Shannon Stewart Joins ESA’s Energy Team as Principal Technical Associate