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Gregory Young

Gregory Young, Deputy Commissioner, Bureau of Environment

Deputy Commissioner, Bureau of Environment

Greg Young became deputy commissioner for TDEC’s Bureau of Environment in February 2019, bringing 18 years of experience in practicing environmental law in Tennessee.

His practice included environmental permitting, rulemaking, compliance and enforcement cases. He has a range of expertise in matters involving water quality, air permitting, solid and hazardous waste, utility regulatory programs and more. He has also worked on conservation projects involving land donations, conservation easements, greenhouse gas credits, and stream and wetland mitigation.

Young has served as co-chair of the working group for Institutional and Legal Framework for TN H2O, Tennessee’s statewide initiative for securing the future of water resources. He was appointed in 2016 to serve on TDEC’s Water Re-Use Advisory Committee. He has also represented agencies of the state of Tennessee on environmental matters.

Legal publications have recognized Young for his work in environmental law, including listings in Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers.

Young received his law degree from Tulane University in 2001 after receiving a bachelor’s degree from Mississippi College in 1998. He lives in Franklin with his wife, Lauren, and two children.