Strategic Permitting Analysis and Advice

We think strategically and holistically about our clients’ compliance obligations. The lawyers at Baker Botts understand that our clients face myriad compliance obligations under a number of EPA programs, including waste, water and air. With the President’s announcement of his Climate Act Plan and EPA’s recent proposal of the first ever carbon emission standards for the power industry, these obligations are increasing and becoming even more complex. We help clients to both break down regulatory requirements to a granular level to determine what clients need to do “right now” and to think broadly about how the potential outcome of the rulemaking fits with existing compliance obligations. We want our clients to get the maximum potential benefit out of any decisions they make, whether that decision is to retire existing infrastructure or to bring on new resources.