Bracewell LLP

Environment Department

Texas
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Overview

Bracewell offers a fully integrated environmental platform that combines legal and policy depth with knowledge in media relations and lobbying, all focused on energy and environmental issues. The combination of legal and non-legal knowledge in a single team with a single focus benefits clients facing severe environmental and natural resources challenges that arise simultaneously in litigation, legislative debates, agency actions and public discourse. Familiar examples include climate change regulation, NSR reform, LNG development, pipeline and other infrastructure development and major accidents.

Bracewell is consistently in the vanguard of emerging legal trends in energy, environment and natural resources, and has achieved outstanding results on precedent-setting cases and projects, including:

  • Clean Air Act and climate change policy, regulation and permitting, including NSR Reform, rollback of the Clean Power Plan and the new renewable fuels standards program;

  • strategic advice and litigation related to infrastructure permitting for oil and natural gas pipelines, including defending against FERC and federal court challenges;

  • bankruptcy litigation testing the intersection of bankruptcy and environmental law; and

  • representing major trade associations and business groups in strategies to improve federal policies governing the permitting of energy and other infrastructure, including high-level meetings, preparation of white papers and drafting of rulemaking comments.