Best Industries 2012: Environmental Consulting | 5 Markets to Watch

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Energy

More regulations in the energy sector mean more opportunity. Consultants can help with things like pipeline permits, as oil and gas companies expand to non-traditional sources of energy. Also, companies need consultants to deal with EPA-mandated carbon reductions. The job consists of helping these businesses find an economical way to transition from oil to natural gas, develop methods to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and acquire permits to comply with the Clean Air Act and other regulations.