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Holmstead Testimony on NSR Reform

 On February 14, Environmental Strategies Partner Jeff Holmstead testified before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on the need to reform EPA’s New Source Review (NSR) program. As the former head of EPA’s Air Office, Holmstead argues that thoughtful reform can preserve the benefits of the NSR program while substantially reducing the burden that it imposes on U.S. industry. 

Tax Reform: Renewable Energy

Liam Donovan and Vivian Ouyang, members of Bracewell’s Tax Group, tackle the topic of Renewable Energy Credits in this presentation. They will discuss the outlook for energy credits and changes in the business tax regime impacting the value of energy credits.

Business Taxes

Bracewell Tax Group members Elizabeth McGinley and Steven Lorch discuss Business Taxes, including: reduced corporate rates, the qualified business income deduction and the impact of the Interest Deduction Limitation and immediate expensing.

Focus on Finance

Michele Alexander and Ryan Davis, members of Bracewell’s Tax Group, discuss the topic of Financing Transactions, including: impact of the Interest Deduction Limit and international tax changes on the banking industry and financing transactions in this presentation.

Environmental Management Systems: Risk vs. Reward

Companies everywhere rely on written manuals, procedures, and other formal and informal systems intended to help them achieve environmental compliance and performance. Often overlooked are the many ways in which a company’s environmental management systems can create or increase unnecessary legal exposures for the company and its executives and employees. Tim Wilkins discusses the more significant legal risks associated with environmental management systems, along with methods of maximizing their benefits and mitigating their risks.