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Climate Change & Sustainability

Managing corporate stewardship.

Husch Blackwell guides businesses of all sizes on compliance with the regulations that govern greenhouse gas emissions. Our multidisciplinary team develops and implements practical sustainability policies and procedures that address the full array of global climate change issues and opportunities, including carbon cap and trade, tax incentives, green building, and investment in new markets.

Our guidance on sustainability also includes emissions measurement and reduction, governmental relations and advocacy, licensing and protecting new technologies, strategic transactions, permitting, public financing, alternative and renewable energy, and environmental litigation.

Our team is well-versed on the full array of global climate change issues and opportunities, including:

  • Carbon cap and trade
  • Corporate governance and disclosure
  • Emissions measurement and reduction
  • Environmental regulation and litigation
  • Governmental relations and advocacy
  • Green building
  • Investment in new-market opportunities
  • Licensing and protecting new technologies
  • Mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures
  • Permitting
  • Policy formation
  • Public financing
  • Renewable and alternative energy
  • Tax incentives

Representative Experience

  • Provided public relations and government affairs guidance to a major publicly traded hospitality company seeking to develop a world-class environmental sustainability program.
  • Supervised the creation of reports on economic effect of transmission development, integration of renewable energy, allocation of costs and smart grid technology for national nonprofit trade association comprising transmission providers and customers.
  • Served as environmental and permitting counsel for a construction lender in connection with two carbon capture projects involving the capture of carbon dioxide (CO2) from two ethanol plants in Hale and Deaf Smith Counties, Texas, and the transportation of purified CO2 via pipelines to delivery points in Hale County, Texas, and Curry County, New Mexico. The projects were designed to capture 95% of CO2 produced at the ethanol facilities, which is currently vented to the atmosphere, for an estimated capture of 1,084 metric tons per day from each facility.
  • Drafted and filed comments on Department of Energy rule-making to coordinate all federal authorizations for infrastructure on federal lands.
  • Testified before Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and House Special Committee on Climate Change regarding electric power infrastructure.
  • Advised a developer of green-field transmission in New Mexico.