This Group specializes in the enforcement of environmental laws and related County development regulations. It represents the public’s interest by opposing the issuance and renewal of environmental permits if the permit would be detrimental to public health. They also ensure Harris County’s compliance with environmental regulations; represents the county in state administrative hearings; and coordinates with federal, state, and local stakeholders on environmental legislation, rules, and policies affecting the county and its citizens. The Managing Attorney of the Environmental Practice Group is Rock Owens. The Deputy Managing Attorney is Sarah Utley.