Feinberg will share his insights on BP’s oil spill and will discuss how alternative compensation programs can be developed and used to pay damages to innocent victims without lengthy litigation from 5:15 to 5:45 p.m. Oct. 9.
Other panelists and speakers include: Janet McCabe, acting assistant administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Mathy Stanislaus, assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response; and Nancy Stoner, acting assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Water.
Panel discussions during the conference will focus on regulatory limits for pollutants discharged into the Chesapeake Bay, toxic tort lawsuits, the latest development under the Clean Air Act, renewable energy and fracking. A complete agenda can be found online.
Program highlights include:
“From the Top: Second-Term Priorities and Perspectives from Senior EPA Officials” — EPA officials will share what to expect from the Obama administration over the next three years in regards to air, water and waste issues that could affect the way we build, the way we travel, the way we obtain power and how we plan for the future.
Oct. 11, 8:30 – 10 a.m.
“Total Maximum Daily Load Regulation: How EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Initiative May Spread to Your Watershed” — Panelists will discuss the underlying legal basis for the TMDL enforcement in the bay, the federal/state regulatory process and the challenges to the regulation in the federal courts. The session will also explore what TMDL regulation could mean to industry, communities, agriculture, land use and our daily lives in the near and distant future.
Oct. 11, 10:30 a.m. – noon
“Going Back to the Well: The Next Generation of Fracking Challenges” — This panel will look at the next generation of environmental and energy regulatory, transactional, and litigation risks facing the fracking industry, and explore potential remedies.
Oct. 10, noon – 1:30 p.m.
What: 21st Fall Conference
Sponsored by the ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources
When: Oct. 9 – 12
Where: Hilton Baltimore
401 W. Pratt St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
There is no charge for media covering this event. For media credentials and more information, please contact Maria Gutierrez at 202-662-1091 or Maria.Gutierrez@americanbar.org.
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