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Taylor Holcomb
Taylor Holcomb
Counsel — Environmental & Natural Resources
Counsel — Environmental & Natural Resources

Taylor Holcomb

Taylor Holcomb

2801 Via Fortuna
Suite 100
Austin, TX 78746

Taylor Holcomb

Taylor helps clients develop and permit domestic projects, operate in compliance with federal and state laws, and defend against claims brought by the government and environmental activist groups. Taylor primarily practices before the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the Texas Railroad Commission (including its Pipeline Safety Department), the Public Utility Commission of Texas, and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Experience Highlights

  • Strategic project permitting of pipelines and export facilities

  • Prosecuting wholesale water rate case at the Public Utility Commission of Texas

  • Defending multiple clients in enforcement actions brought by the New Mexico Environment Department’s Air Quality Bureau

  • Shepherding environmental audits of Texas and New Mexico facilities

  • Representing clients in hearings before the Texas Railroad Commission

  • Representing clients before the EPA and TCEQ on various Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act compliance and permitting issues

  • Represented a large coal and coke export facility on the Gulf Coast in defense of a Clean Water Act citizens suit initiated by a combination of local and national environmental NGOs

  • Representing clients in contested case hearings at the State Office of Administrative Hearings


  • The University of Texas School of Law, J.D. with high honors, 2010 (Order of the Coif; Texas Law Review)
  • Texas A&M University, B.A. summa cum laude, 2007 (Phi Beta Kappa)
  • In-House Counsel for a midstream energy company, 2015–2016
  • Board of Directors: Side by Side Kids
  • Texas
  • “EPA Expands Risk Management Requirements,” V&E Emergency Response and Crisis Management Update E-communication, January 19, 2017 (co-author)
  • “EPA’s Cooling Water Intake Structure Regulations – What They Are and What They Mean,” ERCOT Market Summit 2015, Austin, Texas, February 25, 2015
  • “EPA’s New Rules on Impingement and Entrainment: How Will They Affect the Power Sector?,” Gulf Coast Power Association Luncheon, Dallas, Texas, June 26, 2014 (presenter)
  • “Legislation Could Keep Good Times Flowing in Texas Shales,” E&P,  June 2014 (co-author)
  • “Another Texas Case Affirms TCEQ’s Authority to Deny Hearing Requests,” V&E Environmental Law Update E-communication, April 11, 2014 (co-author)
  • “Scope of TCEQ Actions Subject to Judicial Review Clarified by Third Court of Appeals,” V&E Environmental Law Update E-communication, March 20, 2014 (co-author)
  • “Roadblocks Ahead for EPA’s Stationary Source GHG Permitting?,” Zephyr Currents, January 2014 (co-author)