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Audrey E. Doane
Audrey E. Doane
Senior Associate — Environmental & Natural Resources
Senior Associate — Environmental & Natural Resources

Audrey E. Doane

Audrey E. Doane

Texas Tower
845 Texas Avenue
Suite 4700
Houston, Texas 77002

Audrey E. Doane

Experience Highlights

  • Advises on environmental aspects of preparing, filing, prosecuting, and defending applications submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission involving new and expansion projects or major interstate natural gas pipelines and import/export facilities, including compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Endangered Species Act

  • Assisted in representing LNG company on preparation of bid and final agreement, mobilization, and takeover of operation and management of 24 government-owned power generation assets

  • Assisted in representing LNG company on development and permitting of federally funded emergency power generation and stabilization projects

  • Assisted in defending export terminal in federal district court litigation challenging validity of National Environmental Policy Act analysis underlying U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ permit

  • Assisted in defending not-for-profit electric cooperative in state and federal litigation related to allegations of soil and groundwater contamination, including threats of Clean Water Act and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act citizen suits

  • Assisted in defending a metals company in class-action litigation arising from historical operations of a metal smelting facility

  • Assisted in defending enforcement actions and responding to information requests brought against industrial facilities, including a railcar cleaning facility and a marine terminal, by the U.S. EPA under the Clean Air Act and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

  • Advises clients on environmental aspects of mergers and acquisitions in the energy, chemicals, and manufacturing sectors across the U.S. and globally, including conducting environmental due diligence reviews and counseling on allocation and management of legacy remedial liabilities


  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 2018 (Editor-in-Chief, Texas Environmental Law Journal; National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition)
  • Baylor University, B.A., International Studies and Earth Science magna cum laude, 2015
  • Honors Law Clerk, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 6, 2016
  • Legal Intern, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, 2016
  • Board Member: Houston Bar Association Environmental Law Section, 2023–Present
  • Committeeman:  Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Ranching and Wildlife Committee, 2020–Present
  • Member: American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy and Resources
  • Member: Texas Law Class of 2018 Committee
  • Texas
  • “Ripped from the Headlines! Ethical Dilemmas Addressed in the Wetlands Context” Presentation at the 33rd annual Texas Wetlands Conference, Galveston, TX, April 20, 2023
  • “Legal Hang-ups and Controversies in Clean Water Act Compensatory Mitigation,” Presentation at the 31st annual Texas Wetlands Conference, Houston, TX, January 28, 2021