Upcoming Climate Practitioners’ Workshop at UCLA
Explore recent legal developments in Federal and California greenhouse gas regulation for CLE credit
Why 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.
- 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.