Baker Botts LLP

Climate Change Department

USA - Nationwide
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What the team is known for Able to handle a broad array of climate change matters including policy input and related litigation. Provides regulatory advice to clients on carbon emission rules and pending GHG legislation and has demonstrated expertise in the New Source Review. Offers particularly deep expertise in electricity-related matters and is well known for its representation of clients in the energy and transportation sectors. Able to draw on the support of a network of international offices.

Work highlights Represented Hess Corporation and Repsol in a series of climate tort cases brought by various California counties and municipalities alleging liability for damages from climate change impacts. The plaintiffs alleged that the defendants' production and marketing of fossil fuels have caused climate change and attendant impacts.

Notable practitioners


Megan Berge
is a "Clean Air Act regulatory expert who does a lot of great coalition and consensus building work" according to sources. She has nationally recognized expertise in California’s motor vehicle greenhouse gas standards, Washington state Clean Air Rule and permitting issues for new and existing emissions sources.