October 20, 2011
Fall Practice Update -- Recent Air Regulations: What Picture Will the Jigsaw Pieces Create?
The Environmental Law Institute's Fall Practice Update is an annual seminar addressing important issues in environmental law, policy and management. It allows practitioners to both learn about and share their views on cutting-edge environmental issues.
Air law and policy are moving at a lightning-fast pace. Attendees joined our expert panel to learn how developments in air law and policy interact and what picture they create when pieced together. What is the resulting regulatory tableau that industry must navigate? What are the potential political ramifications for the 2012 elections?
The panel discussed the potential benefits and drawbacks of the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule and the proposed Utility MACT rule. In addition, the panel looked at EPA's rule designating NSPSs and NESHAPs for oil and gas production and natural gas transmission and storage and introduced attendees to anticipated proposed and final rules on topics such as the ozone NAAQS and upcoming greenhouse gas regulations.
Robert Brenner, former Director of the Office of Policy Analysis and Review, Office of Air and Radiation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Jay Duffy, Staff Attorney, Clean Air Council
Pamela M. Giblin, Partner, Baker Botts LLP
Frank O'Donnell, President, Clean Air Watch
Patrick Traylor, Partner, Hogan Lovells
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