Laura Williams


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Laura Williams

Laura Williams' practice covers a wide variety of matters, including waste issues, water quality, air quality, and solar and renewable fuels projects. She regularly helps clients navigate permitting matters, including federal and state air permits, Clean Water Act Section 404 and 408 permits, and contested case hearings before the Texas State Office of Administrative Hearings. Laura also advises clients on compliance with federal, state, and local regulations, including enforcement actions and environmental audits. In addition, she provides environmental litigation and transactional support.

Related Experience

  • Landfill owner and operator – Provided support during contested case hearing challenging permit application
  • Manufacturing company – Analyzed requirements for Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure plans under the Clean Water Act
  • Multinational automotive manufacturer – Counseled client on permitting requirements associated with introduction of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles to Texas
  • Renewable energy equipment manufacturer – provided transactional support during sale of assets associated with solar photovoltaic generation facility
  • Electric utility company – Assisted with challenge to EPA's denial of a regional haze State Implementation Plan ("SIP")
  • Manufacturing company – Analyzed contractual indemnity clauses and implications for liability under the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act ("CERCLA") and state analogues
  • Oilfield services company – Counseled client on applicable permitting requirements based on Standard Industrial Classification ("SIC") codes
  • Industry coalition – Drafted comments harmonizing priorities and input from multiple clients in response to regulatory reform proposed by EPA
  • Pipeline company – Provided transactional support during public offering of senior notes


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2020 Baker Botts Environmental, Safety, and Incident Response Seminar