Williams & Jensen's energy and environment practice group offers clients three decades of experience on issues that are consistently at the top of the Washington policy agenda. Regularly representing clients before Congress and executive agencies, the firm combines proven political sophistication with years of experience, technical legislative and regulatory knowledge and a deep understanding of energy businesses and markets. This blend of policy and political credentials has helped us achieve superlative results for clients, who range from individuals and small start-up organizations to Fortune 500 companies.
Our energy and environment clients have included: electric utilities; refiners; energy-intensive manufacturers; a solar power manufacturer, oil, refined products and natural gas pipeline operators; a liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal operator; oil and gas producers and land owners.
Covering the entire range of energy and environmental challenges
The firm's energy and environment practice encompasses Federal policy development, lawmaking, and regulatory implementation. We have successfully represented clients interested in the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act, the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the Pipeline Safety Act, and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, Rodenticide Act.
In addition, we have extensive experience working with Congress and the administrative agencies on: agricultural and commodity issues; interstate waste transportation; energy project approvals; fishery and migratory bird conservation; public land acquisition; wetlands permits; pipeline safety regulation; Superfund and hazardous waste issues; energy-related tax matters; electric utility regulation; nuclear energy issues; energy-related appropriations legislation; oil and gas development; incentives for renewable energy and advanced energy technologies; and regulation of greenhouse gas emissions.
Our strategic and substantive services to clients include:
- Assisted a major utility to receive pilot funding for innovative scrubber technology
- Helped a real estate developer apply for and receive the "Solar America" designation for a planned commercial office development
- Worked with a client to successfully navigate multiple federal regulatory approvals for a major new liquefied natural gas terminal facility
- Worked on a successful effort to obtain a critical federal permit for a multi-billion dollar pipeline project
- Developed provisions included in greenhouse gas emissions reduction legislation to protect trade-sensitive, energy-intensive domestic manufacturers
- Helped a Class I railroad receive funding for new hybrid switching locomotive technology
- Led a successful effort to enact the first legislation in decades designating a National Monument that accounted for the needs of neighboring land owners
- Organized and led a coalition to successfully address issues in the implementation of Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel regulations
- Helped an airport to receive funding for alternative shuttle bus vehicles and energy saving "green roof" installation
- Assisted a small business in implementing a federal marketing campaign to utilize water/energy savings technology in HVAC installations
- Worked with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and a client on putting a former dredged materials placement area into constructive use, while enhancing coastal barrier protection
- Assisted a major vehicle manufacturer in a joint project with the Department of Energy in light duty electric vehicles
- Worked successfully to enact legislation streamlining rate regulations for pipelines
- Experienced in energy/environmental crisis management