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Environmental attorney with experience in climate change/carbon credits and renewable energy and energy efficiency.


Scott Deatherage is a partner in the Dallas, Texas, office of Scott D. Deatherage Attorney at Law. His practice consists of three main areas, environmental law, climate change and greenhouse gas regulation/carbon credits, and renewable energy/energy efficiency. He received his law degree, cum laude, in 1987 from Harvard Law School.

Deatherage advises clients on climate change, greenhouse gas legislation, and corporate strategy for managing risks and leveraging opportunities in carbon markets and transactions. He advises clients on developing carbon credit projects and carbon business ventures. One of his areas of expertise involves fuel switching and avoided deforestation or REDD projects, in Latin America in particular.

He also advises clients in renewable energy (wind and solar) and energy efficiency projects.

His environmental practice includes permitting, compliance counseling and auditing, and administrative and judicial litigation in air, water, hazardous waste, and toxic substance matters before local and state environmental agencies, the EPA, and state and federal courts. He advises clients in environmental due diligence in corporate, real estate, oil and gas, and lending transactions. His practice further extends to advising clients on environmental corporate governance, environmental financial disclosure, and environmental management, energy matters such as power purchase agreements, power development, and water issues such as water rights, permits, and disputes.


I am interested in environmental law, climate change law, carbon trading and carbon credit project development, as well as renewable energy and energy efficiency.