Richard Alonso, Partner
Richard Alonso is a partner in the firm’s Environmental Strategies Group in its Washington, D.C. office. He advises manufacturers and energy companies on environmental compliance and enforcement issues before state and federal agencies. He has counseled clients through complex Clean Air Act permit processes, has represented large trade associations in EPA rulemaking efforts and legal challenges to EPA actions, has defended companies in national environmental enforcement matters by using technical defenses, and is known for his creativity in settlements with regulatory authorities.
Before joining Bracewell, Mr. Alonso was the Chief of the Stationary Source Enforcement Branch at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance. In this capacity, he was EPA’s second-ranking official for Clean Air Act enforcement. Mr. Alonso managed and negotiated Clean Air Act enforcement cases involving issues of national significance representing billions of dollars in injunctive relief, including the New Source Review coal-fired power plant enforcement initiative.
- Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
Articles in the National Law Review database by Richard Alonso:
- EPA Finalizes “Step 3” of Its Tailoring Rule, Acknowledging the Challenge of GHG Permitting (Posted On Sun, 2012-07-08 05:05)
- Supreme Court Allows Judicial Review of EPA Administrative Orders Under the Clean Water Act - But How Much Will It Help? (Posted On Sat, 2012-03-31 13:35)
- New GHG Regulations for Minor Sources Create Major Regulatory Challenges (Posted On Sat, 2011-09-24 15:06)
- West Virginia Dismisses Challenge to Marcellus Oil and Gas Development Clean Air Act Permits (Posted On Thu, 2011-05-26 15:56)