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As a teenager, Eric Washburn immersed himself in books about ecology. Home-schooled for a year on a ranch in Colorado's Yampa River Valley, the future aide to two Senate Democratic leaders shot thousands of photographs of local wildlife.

"I think that was the most formative year of my life," said Washburn, who just joined the Policy Resolution Group at Bracewell & Giuliani. "It was that Colorado experience that instilled in me that love of nature."

At Bracewell's PRG, Washburn will draw on his expertise—work as an environmentalist plus a decade in the Senate followed by a decade on K Street—to advise utilities and other clients in the energy space. As oil and gas companies expand their operations in the Western U.S., Washburn will help them set up "habitat exchanges" to mitigate ecological damage.

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