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Change at the Interior Department: A Look Ahead [VIDEO]

President Biden has lost no time in seeking to fulfill campaign promises pertaining to energy, the environment, and natural resources. Many of these are within the jurisdiction of the Department of the Interior, including a strong push for renewable energy, a new look at mineral leasing policies for public lands and offshore waters, and conservation of lands and waters. And the Administration’s renewed focus on environmental equity and tribal sovereignty will be important within the policy landscape. The historic choice of Rep. Debra Haaland as Secretary of the Interior augurs a fresh approach to all of these issues. 

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Ann Navaro, Bracelwell Law Firm, Washington DC, Environmental and Litigation Law Attorney
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Ann Navaro advises on and litigates under the federal laws and policies governing natural resources and the environment. After more than 25 years as a top litigator and policy adviser to the federal government, Ann brings exceptional insight and acumen to clients seeking to build infrastructure, produce valuable natural resources, or improve government policies and programs affecting their businesses. She has held senior legal and policy positions at the US Army Corps of Engineers and the US Department of the Interior, including most recently as Counselor to the...

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Kevin Ewing, Energy, environmental, attorney, Bracewell law firm
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Kevin Ewing advises chiefly energy and infrastructure companies concerning natural resources and environmental issues arising from new regulations and agency policies, corporate risk management, and major incidents.  His clients are generally involved in offshore exploration and development, transmission siting, gas pipelines, LNG facilities, and highways.  Kevin is regularly involved in crisis preparedness and response, representing clients before government investigators, in negotiations with federal agencies, and in internal investigations.

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