Byron F. Taylor, Sidley Austin LLP; Wendy Blake, asst gen counsel, U.S. EPA; Phillip Brooks, dir, U.S. EPA; Jeremiah Baumann, legislative dir, U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley
In the hot political climate of President Obama’s second term, practitioners are eager to learn how the administration will prioritize legislation that will impact environmental, energy and economic policy. The Clean Air Act remains essential to the controversial debate of public health, job growth and protection of the environment, but what should practitioners expect – aggressive rulemaking or a retreat from enforcing existing laws? The faculty will discuss how the government will resolve tension between science and policy, and how practices will be affected by significant items on the rulemaking agenda.
Talks include New Source Performance Standards, Including Greenhouse Gas Standards; National Ambient Air Quality Standards Revisions; Revisions to National Emission Standards; and Considerations of Ozone Transport in the Wake of DC Circuit’s Invalidation of the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule Program.