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. In Best Lawyers in America's inaugural "Lawyers of the Year" designations, Dixon was named "2012 Portland, Maine Environmental Lawyer of the Year."
Dixon has been involved in hundreds of air quality licensing, 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, EPA PSD/NSR compliance reviews and enforcement efforts, BART requirements, offset certifications, use of alternative fuels and state and federal greenhouse gas requirements. Dixon has served as national environmental counsel for a paper products company with facilities in five states and, for the past 15 years, as counsel to the Maine Pulp and Paper Association's Environmental Committee.