“Baker Botts is well known for its prowess in energy and environmental law.”
Chambers USA 2013 - Environmental

Client Quote: “Their work is consistently good, and they are able to design practical solutions.” “We use them for our high-profile and high-importance issues.”
Chambers USA 2013 - Environmental

“...celebrated for its expertise in the energy sector, which includes involvement in upstream oil and gas, petrochemicals, refining and renewable energy matters, among other issues.”
Chambers USA 2013 - Environmental

Client Quote: “The service we receive is outstanding.” “They have just been terrific, and one of the best firms I’ve had the pleasure of working with.”
Chambers USA 2013 - Environmental

Client Quote: “A great firm.” “They’re doing a lot on implementing change.”
Chambers USA 2013 - Climate Change

Environmental Practice

The Baker Botts Environmental Practice is comprised of lawyers dedicated specifically to environmental matters. We provide one of the broadest practices in the country, combining decades of experience and a wide array of skills to help our clients solve their environmental and health and safety challenges. We represent clients in every significant aspect of regulatory counseling, strategic permitting, litigation, legislative matters, rulemaking, criminal investigations, corporate crises, civil enforcement, contaminated site remediation and business transactions.

This Practice was awarded Tier 1 status nationally by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms 2014, as well as locally in Austin, TX, Houston, TX and Washington, DC.

Our Environmental lawyers assist clients in resolving issues arising in all media (air, water and waste) and under every major environmental statute and regulatory program. We have formed client coalitions that utilize effective advocacy, both in court and before the agencies, and have built strong relationships with federal and state regulatory authorities.

Much of our work relates to the environmental aspects of project development for major energy, industrial and infrastructure projects, including LNG projects, pipeline projects, electric power projects and refinery projects. Our lawyers offer substantial experience and innovative solutions to help companies confront the emerging challenges of climate change. Our reputation in environmental law is founded on an in depth understanding of the varied legal, technical and policy issues facing our clients, cost-effective staffing of environmental matters utilizing the resources of a diverse international firm and an intimate familiarity with the energy, technology, chemical, manufacturing and life sciences companies we represent.