Jackson Battle

Of Counsel
Austin,  TX  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Environmental
  • Facilities Development & Construction
Contact InfoTelephone: 512.479.9757
Fax: 512.479.1101
University Southern Methodist University, B.A., Economics, 1968
Law SchoolUniversity of Texas at Austin School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1972 Order of the Coif, Texas Law Review, Contributor, Law Day Award for Texas Law Review Article
Admitted1972, Texas; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas; U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas; U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas; U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

As a member of Husch Blackwell's Energy & Natural Resources industry team, Jack focuses primarily on environmental and water law and litigation. He represents a wide spectrum of public and private interests in matters involving water quality, water rights, environmental impact assessment and compliance audits, hazardous and nonhazardous solid waste issues and fish and wildlife regulation. He is also skilled in matters concerning constitutional litigation (especially in state/federal relations) and general administrative law and litigation.

Before joining Husch Blackwell, Jack practiced with Brown McCarroll.

Awards and Recognitions

The Best Lawyers in America, Environmental Law, Litigation-Environmental, 2010-2015

•Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent

Texas Super Lawyers, Environmental/Land Use Law, 2003


•Represented of a wide range of facilities and projects involving electricity generation from both wind energy and fossil fuels. Evaluated environmental and water rights issues and secured necessary permits.

•Represented the City of Waco, Texas, before the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), the U.S. EPA, the Texas Legislature and in court to achieve total maximum daily loads (TMDLs), implementation plans for the North Bosque River, state regulations and conditions in permits for the many dairies in its watershed that would restore the water quality of the river and protect the city's drinking water and recreational resources in Lake Waco.

•Represented ConocoPhillips Co. and Anadarko Petroleum Corp. in appeal of federal standards for cooling water intake structures to the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

•Assisted in representation of Texas Gulf Wind LLC, a division of Babcock & Brown, in siting a 118-turbine facility for electricity generation in Kennedy County, Texas, including representation before the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for wetlands avoidance and impact determinations, before the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for approval of endangered species and migratory bird protection plans and before the U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, to defeat a challenge by opponents of the project.

•Represented the Texas Ecology Corp. in obtaining a permit from the TCEQ, through contested case hearing procedures, to construct and operate a new municipal solid waste landfill in Robstown, Texas.

•Represented DuraTherm Inc. and its predecessor corporations since 1987 to obtain Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) operating permits, achieve several significant modifications and enable the company to operate as a recycling facility properly exempt from otherwise applicable regulations and fees.

•Represented the Woodlands Land Development Co. and the Woodlands Commercial Properties Co. in water rights matters.

•Represented DuPont in issues related to water quality and water rights at Texas facilities.

Business Insights

Business Insights

1.01.98 Water Pollution, 3rd Edition, Anderson Publishing Co.
Energy & Natural Resources

1.01.94 Environmental Decision-making: Nepa and The Endangered Species Act, 2nd edition, Anderson Publishing Co.
Energy & Natural Resources

1.01.93 Hazardous Wastes, 2nd edition, Anderson Publishing Co.
Energy & Natural Resources

1.01.87 Paper Clouds over the Waters: Shelf Filings and Hyperextended Permits in Wyoming, 22 Land & Water L. Rev. 673
Energy & Natural Resources

1.01.85 Environmental Law and Co-Operative Federalism in the United States, 2 Environmental & Planning L.J. 302
Energy & Natural Resources

1.01.83 Administrative Law, Wyoming Style, 18 Land & Water L. Rev. 23

1.01.80 Transportation Controls Under the Clean Air Act--An Experience in (un)Cooperative Federalism, 15 Land & Water L. Rev. 1
Energy & Natural Resources

In The News

8.19.14 Husch Blackwell Boasts 106 Best Lawyers on 2015 List, Seven Lawyers of the Year
Energy & Natural Resources ; Financial Services ; Food & Agribusiness ; Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals ; Real Estate, Development & Construction ; Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation
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8.16.13 Best Lawyers 2014 Names 109 from Husch Blackwell, 13 Lawyers of the Year
Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals ; Real Estate, Development & Construction ; Financial Services ; Energy & Natural Resources


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Office Information

Jackson Battle

111 Congress Avenue, Suite 1400
AustinTX 78701-4093


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