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First Annual Emerging Issues in Environmental Law Policy and Practice Symposium

The Collision of Energy Development and Environmental Laws

Sponsored by the University of California Irvine School of Law and Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP

The Collision of Energy Development and Environmental Laws

Thursday, October 3, 2013
8:00 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.

UC Irvine School of Law
401 East Peltason Drive
Room EDU 1111 and Crystal Cove Auditorium
Irvine, CA

Includes a special opportunity to attend a town hall featuring
United States Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz

Presented by University of California, Irvine

Appointed in May, Secretary Moniz will share his perspectives on the clean energy revolution and the new initiatives he brings to the office.

1:30 - 2:30pm - Crystal Cove Auditorium, UC Irvine Student Center

Details on Attached Announcement
Separate Registration Not Required for Conference Registrants

Rapidly changing around the world, energy development poses new economic and environmental challenges on a daily basis.  Companies have made long-term investment and supply chain decisions based upon climate change models.  "Zero" emission vehicles have changed the point of emissions from the tailpipe to the power plant, but those emissions are only as "clean" as the manufacturing process and the source that generates the power.  Laws and regulations are adapting to the changing world of energy development and this year's symposium discusses the law, the politics and the policies influencing these changes.



Ken Alex, Executive Director, California Office of Planning and Research

Lisa Belenky, Senior Attorney, Center for Biological Diversity

Scott Birkey, Partner, Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP

Chris Costanzo, Legal Director, SolarReserve LLC

Angela Mooney D'Arcy (Acjachemen Nation, Juaneno Band of Mission Indians), Co-Director of the United Coalition to Protect Pahne, Executive Director of the Sacred Places Institute for Indigenous Peoples, and Co- Coordinator for the United Nations North American Indigenous Peoples Caucus

Julie Falkner, Senior Director Renewable Energy, Defenders of Wildlife

Evan Johnson, Senior Advisor, REDD Offset Working Group

Jared Ficker, Principal, California Strategies, LLC

Susan Lee, Vice President, Aspen Environmental Group

Mark Massara, General Counsel and Vice President of Sustainability, O'Neil Wetsuits LLC

Peter Miller, Senior Scientist, Natural Resources Defense Council

Tim O’Connor, Director of California Climate and Energy Initiative, Environmental Defense Fund

Ellen Peter, Chief Counsel, California Air Resources Board

Tony Toranto, Partner, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Peter Weiner, Head of Energy and Environmental Group, Paul Hastings LLP

Geoff Willis, Partner, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Continuing Education

MCLE: This activity has been approved for 6.5 hours of Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California. University of California, Irvine School of Law certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education.

CM | 6.5 | Law: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP is an accredited provider of APA/AICP Certification Maintenance credits. Program pending approval.

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