Environmental Law

Cantey Hanger’s combination of legal and political expertise is unusual among law firms. We help our clients with their environmental issues, not only in the courtroom, but also within the state and federal agencies, and at the Texas Capitol. We have credibility and strong contacts within EPA, TCEQ, and the Texas legislature.

Our environmental attorneys have extensive experience in defending clients against civil and criminal enforcement actions brought by EPA, OSHA, and TCEQ, and in environmental lawsuits. We have negotiated and structured scores of complex commercial transactions, conducted internal investigations, and pursued environmental insurance coverage. Our team includes attorneys with expertise in:

  • Agency Enforcement Proceedings
  • Asbestos and Toxic Tort Defense
  • Attorney-Client Privileged EH&S Audits
  • Brownfield Redevelopment:
    • Voluntary Cleanup Program
    • Innocent Owner/Operator Purchaser
    • Municipal Setting Designations
  • CERCLA and RCRA actions
  • Endangered Species Act
  • Greenhouse Gas Issues
  • Litigation between private parties
  • Oil and Gas Due Diligence and Compliance Issues
  • OSHA Citations
  • Permitting
  • Storm Water
  • Toxic Tort Defense
  • Wastewater Discharge Issues
  • Water Rights (surface and groundwater)

Cantey Hanger’s environmental attorneys have counseled clients in the following industries, among others:

  • Aerospace
  • Construction
  • Energy
  • Engineers & Consultants
  • Food & Beverage
  • Manufacturing
  • Real Estate
  • Transportation