Vice President for Litigation, Chesapeake Bay FoundationPhone: 443-482-2162
College of William and Mary, B.S. biology, 1976
T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond, J.D. 1982
McGuire Woods, Richmond, litigation department, 1982-87
U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division, Environmental Enforcement Section, trial attorney and senior attorney, 1987 – 2004
While at DOJ, Mr. Mueller prosecuted civil actions enforcing federal environmental laws such as the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, CERCLA (Superfund), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, and Toxic Substances Control Act. Noteworthy cases: Fleet Factors - Superfund action against a lending institution; Mel Fisher, treasure hunter - natural resource damages to the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary; Southern Pacific R.R. – natural resource damages due to train derailment into the Sacramento River; Montrose Chemical - DDT contamination of bald eagles and peregrine falcons on the Chanel Islands; Coal Fired Utilities Litigation – New Source Review Clean Air Act violations.
Mr. Mueller became CBF’s first Director of Litigation in 2004. In 2009, he became Vice President for Litigation. Mr. Mueller’s responsibilities at CBF include coordinating and handling strategic litigation against polluters and governmental entities for failing to comply with federal and state laws and regulations.