Environmental Law

Section Focus

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Section Officers

Phillip Goodwin, City of Houston Legal Department

Immediate Past Chair
Taylor Pullins, Noble Energy, Inc.

Chair Elect
John Muir, Baker Wotring LLP

Vice Chair
Sarah Utley, Harris County Attorney’s Office

Kim White, Baker Botts L.L.P.

Jennifer Barks, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

History of Environmental Law Section Chairs

Bylaws of the Environmental Law Section

Member Details

Section Members: 179
Section Dues: $30

Law Student Policies


$15 per person per meeting.

Section Resources

Presentation Topics
Clean Water Rule and Waters of the US - October 2019
Update on PFAS Regulation - February 2020