Environmental Law
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Winstead’s Environmental Law Practice Group has significant experience in virtually all areas of environmental law, including regulatory, transactional and litigation matters. We have represented clients on matters involving all the major federal environmental laws and their Texas counterparts, including the Clean Air Act (CAA), Clean Water Act (CWA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA). We have also represented clients on water law issues ranging from water rights to municipal utility districts and wetland permitting, mitigation, and enforcement matters.

We represent clients before a number of federal, state and local environmental regulatory agencies, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC), City of Houston and Harris County.

Our environmental attorneys regularly counsel clients in highly complex transactions ranging from environmental indemnities and risk analysis to public financing of water transportation infrastructure. Among our achievements, our attorneys have assisted our clients in the drafting and passage of environmental legislation as well as federal and state rulemakings. We represent our clients in all aspects of environmental permitting, including major contested case hearings, settlement negotiations, and federal and state enforcement. Our attorneys also closely track legislative, regulatory and case law developments involving climate change and greenhouse gases so that we are prepared to advise our clients in this rapidly changing and unsettled area of law.

The following discussions provide more details about our experience in the areas of environmental regulatory, transactional, litigation and water law representation.

Regulatory Representation
Transactional Representation
Litigation Representation
Water Law Representation