2008-2009 Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review Conference

April 10, 2009
2105 Rayburn House Office Building, Capitol Hill
Washington, DC


  • Linda K. Breggin, Senior Attorney, Environmental Law Institute
  • Michael P. Vandenbergh, Professor, Vanderbilt University Law School


Developing a Comprehensive Approach to Climate Change Policy in the United States That Fully Integrates Levels of Government and Economic Sectors**
  • Dr. John C. Dernbach, Distinguished Professor of Law, Widener University Law School
  • Robert B. McKinstry, Jr, Partner, Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP; Adjunct Law Professor at Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law
  • Thomas D. Peterson, President and CEO of the Center for Climate Strategies; Adjunct Law Professor at Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law
  • Commenters:
    • Robert D. Brenner, Director, Office of Policy Analysis and Review, Office of Air and Radiation, U.S. EPA and Anna M. Wood, Senior Policy Analyst, Office of Air & Radiation, U.S. EPA
    • Michael B. Gerrard, Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia Law School; Director, Center for Climate Change Law; Senior Counsel, Arnold & Porter LLP
    • Gary S. Guzy, General Counsel, APX
    • Raymond B. Ludwiszewski, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

    • Student moderator: Patrick Lynch


Climate Change and the Endangered Species Act: Building Bridges to the No Analog Future
  • Dr. J.B. Ruhl, Matthews & Hawkins Professor of Property, Florida State University College of Law
  • Commenters:
    • Donald C. Baur, Chair, Environment and Natural Resources Practice Group, Perkins Coie, LLP
    • Wm. Robert Irvin, Senior Vice President for Conservation Programs, Defenders of Wildlife

    • Student moderator: Nikki Powell


A Meaningful U.S. Cap-and-Trade System to Address Climate Change
  • Robert N. Stavins, Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Director, Harvard Environmental Economics Program; Chair, Environment & Natural Resources Faculty Group
  • Commenters:
    • Richard E. Ayres, Founder, Ayres Law Group
    • Kathleen A. McGinty, Founding Partner, Peregrine Technology Partners, LLC
    • Daniel J. Weiss, Senior Fellow and Director of Climate Strategy, Center for American Progress

    • Student moderator: Robby Pinnamaneni


Closing Remarks