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Register Now for 2015 EBA Primer: Environmental Law
Registration is now open for this year’s Environmental Primer, to be held September 29-30, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. The program is designed to guide attorneys with an overview of environmental law, principally at the federal level. A brief overview of the purpose of environmental law and regulation, and the interplay of federal, state and local laws is followed by sessions on environmental law practice before the relevant agencies, including the rulemaking process and "sue and settle," the appeals process, and enforcement and litigation. Program speakers include Jay Morrison, Vice President of Regulatory Issues at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, Todd S. Mikolop, a senior attorney at Hunton & Williams, Daniella Landers, Partner at Katten Muchin Rosenman, and Tom Lorenzen, Partner of Crowell & Moring. More information, including the agenda and more information on the sessions is available on our website at the link below.
EBA Energizer: October 28th
Interested in EBA Educational Programs but don’t have two days to attend our Environmental Primer? Join us for luncheon program on October 28th for a one-hour panel discussion covering what you need to know about developing and administering filings under Sections 205 and 206 of the Federal Power Act. Panelists David F. DesLauriers, Director of Black & Veatch Management Consulting and T. Jason Gray Esq., of Duncan, Weinberg, Genzer & Pembroke, LLC will cover the FERC filings and administrative processes step-by-step. More information, registration, and speaker bios are on our website at the link below. We hope to see you there!
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Mid-Year Meeting and Conference Sponsorship Openings!
Trying to reach leaders in the energy law field with your messaging? We have an opportunity for you! This year, the EBA is pleased to announce that we have new sponsorship packages for the upcoming Mid-Year Meeting and Conference, including Wi-Fi and Electronic Device Charging Station sponsorships. As always, the EBA welcomes new sponsorship ideas that are outside the box! Submit your Sponsorship Application detailing your idea to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help Us Reach our New Member Goal!
Check out the list of EBA membership benefits on the EBA website, and share them with a friend! We invite you to visit our EBA Member website and log-in to access past issues of our quarterly newsletter, EBA Updates, the online member directory, and the electronic edition of the Energy Law Journal. Click here to log-in and start maximizing your member benefits.
FERC looks to address new cyber threats in updated reliability standards
FERC has proposed a series of modifications to its critical infrastructure protection reliability standards, designed to address growing concerns that the nation's bulk generation and transmission systems remain vulnerable to cyberattacks. The commission wants the utility industry to develop new security protocols, including standards for data flowing across unsecured third-party networks.
Outrage over EPA emissions regulations fades as states find fixes
The Washington Post
Even after years of talk about a "war on coal," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell startled some of his constituents in March when he urged open rebellion against a White House proposal for cutting pollution from coal-fired power plants. The call for direct defiance was unusual even for McConnell, who has made a career of battling federal restrictions on coal. Yet more striking is what has happened since: Kentucky’s government and electric utilities have quietly positioned themselves to comply with the rule — something state officials expect to do with relatively little effort.
4 things to look for in EPA's new voluntary methane reduction proposal
The Energy Collective
The Environmental Protection Agency is soon expected to propose its new "enhanced" Natural Gas STAR program, providing guidelines for oil and gas companies that want to voluntarily work to reduce their methane emissions. Calls for voluntary measures by industry to address this pollution have increased in recent months, as the EPA is set to release its first-ever methane rules this summer.
The Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015
US Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources
On July 22, 2015, Chairman Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Ranking Member Maria Cantwell (D-WA) unveiled the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee’s broad, bipartisan energy bill. Focused on a wide range of national energy opportunities and challenges, the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015 shows what is possible when Senators work together and strive to reach agreement.
Change Lives, Donate to the Charitable Foundation of the EBA
Each year, CFEBA awards thousands of dollars in grants to provide energy access to those most in need. The CFEBA relies exclusively upon tax-deductible donations to fund these grants. As a professional in the energy field, we invite and encourage you to support the worthy work of CFEBA through a personal contribution. Donating is easy! Just follow this link to make your tax deductible donation today, www.cfeba.org/donate or download the PDF form. Individuals who contribute $50 or more will receive a ribbon at the EBA mid-year meeting. Those who contribute $250 or more will receive recognition on the CFEBA website and those who contribute $500 or more will be listed in the Energy Law Journal and various Energy Bar Association publications.
Texas Bar and EBA Houston Chapter Co-Sponsor 14th Annual Program
The EBA Houston Chapter will co-sponsor the event on September 10-11, 2015 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel of Houston. The Institute is presented with The Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas and The Energy Bar Association.
EBA Second Annual Canadian Program
Visit the Canadian Rockies and attend the second annual EBA Canadian Program on October 9, 2015 at the Calgary Petroleum Club! Check our website for travel information and event details. Be sure to save the date!
Sept. 10-11 — 14th Annual Gas and Power Institute Co-Sponsored Program
Sept. 29-30 — EBA Primer: Environmental Law
Oct. 9 — EBA Second Annual Canadian Program
Nov. 18-19 — 2015 EBA Mid-Year Meeting
A full calendar of events can be found here.
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