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Air and water specialist joins Baker Botts’ environment department

Baker Botts LLP has welcomed leading environment lawyer Molly Cagle as a partner in its Austin, Texas office. She joins from Vinson & Elkins LLP.

Cagle has a wealth of experience advising clients in high-profile lawsuits involving power plant discharges, water rights disputes between states, and legislation in Texas affecting water laws.

Working within Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act rules, Cagle handles a variety of cases, including air and hazardous waste permitting for boilers, incinerators, furnaces and underground injection control wells

In the state and federal arena she assists clients in rulemaking petitions, preparing comments on agency rules and challenging environmental legislation.

Speaking on Cagle’s appointment, Andrew Baker, managing partner at Baker Botts said: “Adding Molly’s renowned litigation and negotiation skills continues our commitment to providing world-class environmental legal services to our clients throughout the firm.”

“Molly’s unparalleled experience in resolving disputes over natural resources is a significant addition to our environmental practice,” adds Steve Leifer, chair of the environmental department at Baker Botts. “Molly's proven track record of helping clients meet their most significant environmental challenges will enhance Baker Botts’ environmental profile both in Texas and throughout the country.”

Cagle is listed in The International Who’s Who of Environment Lawyers.

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