National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP) presents:
Are You Ready for the Clean Power Plan?
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 12:00 noon PT
Duration: Event will last 90 minutes, includes Q&A
Portland, OR: HDR, 1001 SW 5th Ave #1800
Seattle, WA: Herrera, 2200 6th Ave #1100
If you'd like to watch the webinar from your own desk, please register directly through NAEP, here.
Attendance is free for NWAEP members and $10 for non-members.
On 2 June 2014 EPA proposed a commonsense plan to cut carbon pollution from power plants. States, cities and businesses across the country are already taking action to address the risks of climate change. This webinar will preview the challenges and opportunities presented by EPA’s game changing rules for reducing carbon pollution from the electricity sector: a proposed reduction in carbon emissions from existing power plants by 30 % below 2005 levels by 2030, state-by-state carbon emissions rate reduction targets, and a shift from carbon intensive fuels to cleaner natural gas and renewable sources. Sarah Dunham, with EPA’s Office of Atmospheric Programs, will discuss the basics of the Clean Power Plan proposal, major themes of commenters, and timing of the final rule . Pat Parenteau, VLS, will provide an overview of the statutory framework within which EPA is working and the legal and policy issues raised by the proposed 111(d) rule. Tom Lorenzen, with Dorsey and Whitney, will address EPA’s legal vulnerabilities relative to the plan, the unique challenges for the utility industry, and steps needed to implement the final plan. Please join NAEP and VLS in an informative and interesting presentation of the Clean Power Plan!
Jessica Scott, VLS, and formerly Attorney, US EPA Office of General Counsel
Sarah Dunham, EPA Office of Atmospheric Programs
Patrick Parenteau, Professor of Law, Senior Counsel, VLS
Thomas Lorenzen, Partner in Dorsey & Whitney’s Regulatory Affairs Group