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Climate Change: A Policy Driver in Agency Decision Making [VIDEO]

Transition to the new Administration brings significant change to the policy and regulatory landscape for environmental attorneys. Bracewell’s Environmental Strategies Group is here to keep you informed. Throughout the month of March, we will host a weekly series of 30-minute webinars addressing key issues in flux, the agencies and political appointments influencing change, and consequences for the regulated community.

President Biden has promised an “all-of-government” approach to fight climate change and made it clear that, under his administration, federal departments and agencies will take climate change into account in all their programs, policies, and actions. What will this mean in practice? Bracewell’s Jeff HolmsteadAnn Navaro, and Daniel Pope will provide an overview of how climate change considerations will likely affect NEPA assessments, ESA consultations and listing decisions, and regulatory actions taken by EPA and the Department of Energy. They will also highlight the impact that the Administration’s new “social cost of carbon” may have on a number of decisions made by federal departments and agencies.

 

 

 

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Jeffrey R. Holmstead, Bracewell Law Firm, Environmental Law Attorney
Partner

Jeff Holmstead, former Assistant Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for Air and Radiation, is one of the nation's leading climate change lawyers as recognized by Chambers USA and heads the Environmental Strategies Group (ESG) at Bracewell. The ESG is a multi-disciplinary group that includes environmental and energy attorneys, public policy advocates, and strategic communications experts – most of whom have had high-level government experience.  Under Mr. Holmstead's leadership, they work together on daily basis to advise and defend...

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Ann Navaro, Bracelwell Law Firm, Washington DC, Environmental and Litigation Law Attorney
Partner

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...

202-828-5811
Daniel Pope Energy Environmental Attorney
Associate

Daniel Pope provides environmental permitting and regulatory assistance to industrial companies, particularly in the energy sector. He also helps in the defense of environmental enforcement actions and advises on the environmental aspects of transactional matters.

Prior to joining Bracewell, Daniel served in the Office of the Attorney General of Texas as an intern in the Civil Medicaid Fraud Division, and eventually as a law clerk in the Special Litigation Division. He also served as a judicial assistant for The Honorable Fred Biery, Judge to the US District Court for the Western...

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