January 24, 2012
Update: Greenhouse Gases: The New Regulatory Approaches
Environmental Law Institute
Perkins Coie LLP
This seminar and panel discussion focused on new developments in greenhouse gas legislation in both Washington and Oregon, as well as an update on federal climate change legislation and regulation. The event provided a review of recent developments that have occurred at the federal level, including the potential impact of the Durban Climate Change Conference, and at the regional and state levels, including the Western Climate Initiative. Topics included:
The Federal Perspective:
- Is federal climate change legislation dead?
- Will EPA continue to push federal regulations controlling greenhouse gas emissions in the absence of federal legislation?
- Potential Impact of the Durban Climate Change Conference.
- Legislation without regulation
- Can SEPA fill the gaps?
- What is the status of the Western Climate Initiative?
- How may Oregon continue to regulate greenhouse gas emissions?
Jay Austin, Senior Attorney, Environmental Law Institute
Ivan Gold, Partner, Perkins Coie
Sandy Mackie, Partner, Perkins Coie
Manik Roy, Vice President for Strategic Outreach, Pew Center for Climate and Energy Solutions