Environmental Law

The Baker Botts Environmental Practice is comprised of environmental 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 as a leading environmental law firm 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.