Jason Hutt

Jason Hutt, chair of Bracewell’s environmental department, advises and defends clients with a deep appreciation of the high-profile and complex environmental and energy issues of our day. His advice and advocacy are informed by a technical understanding for how energy and key industrial sectors operate as well as an acumen for the challenges Bracewell’s clients must navigate to achieve their business objectives. Jason’s experience and perspective inform his advice to project developers, debtors, investor groups and financial institutions focused on the business implications of various policy initiatives. He can be reached at[email protected]

The DOJ’s Environmental Enforcement Priorities and Expectations Refocusing on the Rule of Law

In the years leading up to the 2016 election, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Environment and Natural Resource Division (ENRD) has been willing to reduce or eliminate fines, in both civil and criminal cases, in exchange for settlement payments to non-party recipients. Recent memos issued by the DOJ indicate this practice will end and outlines the its approach going forward. This...

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