Dixon has been with the firm's Environmental Practice Group since 1987 and has extensive experience assisting clients with environmental permitting, compliance, and enforcement issues with particular focus on state and federal air laws, pollution prevention initiatives, and toxics reduction requirements. Dixon has long been included as a leading environmental attorney by Chambers USA and Best Lawyers in America, and was honored as Best Lawyers’ 2012 Portland, Maine Environmental Lawyer of the Year, the inaugural edition of the award. Dixon also has achieved the highest professional rating, AV® Preeminent, awarded by Martindale-Hubbard Law Directory.
Dixon has been involved in hundreds of air quality permitting, regulatory and enforcement activities, representing a wide variety of business and manufacturing interests, including pulp and paper, semi-conductor, forest products, electric utility, leather tanning, textile, food products, petroleum storage and distribution, metal products, landfill gas-to-energy and biomass boilers. He has assisted businesses in over a dozen states with air issues, including, most recently, Clean Air Act PSD and Title V permitting, MACT compliance, responding to EPA PSD/NSR compliance reviews and enforcement efforts, BART requirements, offset certifications, use of alternative fuels, state and federal greenhouse gas requirements and advising Kazakhstan on its movement to a green economy. Dixon has served as national environmental counsel for a paper products company with facilities in five states and, for over 20 years, as counsel to the Maine Pulp and Paper Association's Environmental Committee.