Inside Farallon

Amy Essig Desai Joins Panel at the EBI Environmental Summit on March 22, 2018
March 20, 2018
Farallon's Amy Essig Desai is joining a panel at the EBI Environmental Industry Summit in San Diego this week. On Thursday, March 22, she will join other younger corporate-level executives in an open dialogue to discuss where the industry is going and what next-gen employees look for in career and leadership opportunities. As a leader in an ever-evolving industry, Amy has a front-row seat to see...
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Principal Engineer Chris Poulsen Joins Farallon's Portland Team
January 19, 2018
Civil Engineer Chris Poulsen joins Farallon as our newest Principal based in our Portland office.  Chris brings over 24 years of experience and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Nebraska.  He’s led large, multi-discipline projects involving soil, groundwater, and sediment remediation and stormwater management and design, and has a long track record...
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Farallon Welcomes Principals Chuck Esler and John Bird
December 19, 2017
Chuck Esler, a Principal Scientist, joins Farallon's Portland, Oregon office bringing more than 27 years of experience providing environmental consulting services to a wide array of commercial, industrial, and public sector clients.  His experience includes hundreds of environmental projects such as preliminary assessments; sediment, soil, soil gas, and groundwater investigations; remedial...
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Farallon Owners Sell Company to Employees
October 11, 2017
Farallon Consulting, L.L.C. (Farallon) Chief Executive Officer Amy Essig Desai announced that ownership of the firm was transferring to those most responsible for and invested in our continuing success:  our employees.  “At Farallon, our people have always been our most valuable resource,” said co-founder Peter Jewett.  “Their experience and expertise have made Farallon a leader in providing...
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Amy Essig Desai to Speak at the Environmental Industry Summit II
July 19, 2017
Farallon Chief Executive Officer Amy Essig Desai will speak at the Pacific Northwest Environmental Industry Summit II presented by Environmental Business International (EBI) in Seattle, Washington on July 27, 2017.  EBI will present regional and state market statistics and forecasts, and interactive panels will discuss industry drivers, new practice areas, managing growth and mergers and...
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Amy Essig Desai Announced as Farallon Chief Executive Officer
January 19, 2017
Farallon Consulting, L.L.C. is pleased to announce that Ms. Amy Essig Desai has been named Chief Executive Officer.  Amy has been with Farallon since 2002, and a Member since 2008.  Farallon Co-Founders Peter Jewett and Clifford Schmitt will continue to provide technical expertise to clients and will transition into a leadership structure supported by a Board of Directors as Amy serves in the...
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Climate Resiliency and Green Remediation
January 16, 2017
Farallon is assisting the Washington State Department of Ecology in evaluating state cleanup sites and landfills that may be vulnerable to climate change impacts such as sea level rise, wildfires, flooding, and landslides.  Farallon’s research into ways to make projects more resilient to climate change includes assessing vulnerabilities, compiling mitigation technologies, and providing support...
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Perfluorinated Chemicals: An Emerging Contaminant
December 8, 2016
Perfluorinated Chemicals: An Emerging Contaminant An emerging contaminant of significant interest to regulators and the public is a class of chemicals known as perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), human-made chemicals that do not naturally occur in the environment. PFCs are persistent in the environment (i.e., there is no natural degradation process) and have been linked to a number of adverse health...
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Farallon Receives Waste Prevention and Recycling Honor
August 18, 2016
Farallon again has been honored by the King County Solid Waste Division as a Best Workplace for Waste Prevention and Recycling.  The 2016 Best Workplaces were selected as exemplary models in recycling and reducing waste generated by their company and disposed of at landfills.  The waste-reduction best practices employed by Farallon feed recycled materials back into the economy, and help reduce...
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Current Status of Voluntary Cleanup Program
August 4, 2016
The Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP) serves hundreds of applicants working toward a No Further Action (NFA) determination for contaminated sites.  Ecology budget cuts and staff attrition have left over 200 sites enrolled in the VCP without a Project Manager, and minimal staff at Ecology Regional Offices to address the increasing number of sites...
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