Upcoming Climate Practitioners’ Workshop at UCLA

Explore recent legal developments in Federal and California greenhouse gas regulation for CLE credit

790px-Big_Bend_Power_StationWhy not earn your continuing legal education (CLE) credits while learning about recent developments in climate change law?

Next Friday, March 14, 2014, the Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA School of Law is co-hosting an all-day practitioners’ workshop that will explore cutting-edge developments in greenhouse gas regulation.

Navigating Climate Regulation on Dual Tracks: The Promises and Pitfalls of AB32 and the Clean Air Act” will highlight recent legal developments in California and at the Federal level, and investigate how this system of dual regulation will unfold.  The goal of the workshop is to tackle the potential pitfalls, synergies, and uncertainties of climate regulation developing on two different levels of government.  Mary Nichols, Chairman of the California Air Resources Board, will deliver a Keynote Address.  

Specifically, the workshop will look at issues such as:

  • the new A.B. 32 scoping plan;
  • the effect of a judicial decision upholding California’s low carbon fuel standard;
  • the role of California’s cap-and-trade program, including a litigation update, discussion of the new linkage with Quebec, and the development of the auctions and secondary allowance markets;
  • developments under the Federal Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD), New Source Performance Standards (NSPS), and 111(d) existing source programs;
  • ways that Federal requirements for large stationary sources will interact with state law requirements in California; and
  • lessons Federal and other state regulators may take from California’s experience.

Faculty include:

  • Cara Horowitz, Emmett Center on Climate Change and the Environment, UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles (Planning Chair)
  • Robert A. Wyman, Jr., Latham & Watkins LLP, Los Angeles  (Planning Chair)
  • Megan Ceronsky, Environmental Defense Fund, Washington, D.C.
  • Megan M. Herzog, UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles
  • Kavita P. Lesser, Deputy Attorney General, California Department of Justice, Los Angeles (invited)
  • Mary Nichols, Chairman, California Air Resources Board, Sacramento
  • Kevin Poloncarz, Paul Hastings, San Francisco
  • Tauna M. Szymanski, Hunton & Williams LLP, Washington, D.C.
The Emmett Center is pleased to support cosponsors the Environmental Law Institute and American Law Institute.  The workshop will be webcast for those who cannot join in person.  Tuition for the live workshop is $399.00, and tuition for the webcast is $299.00.  Government and non-profit employees can attend the live workshop for 50% of the tuition price, and attorneys licensed for five years or less quality for a tuition reduction of 30%.  UCLA students and alumni also can receive a 30% tuition discount with the code  CV042UCLA.  Find more details and RSVP here!