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Nearing the Finish Line: Perspectives and Updates on EPA's Clean Power Plan
Presenters: James Rubin, Dentons and Aaron Flynn, Hunton & Williams
Date: April 23, 2015
Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Location: Comfort of your own office
Fees: Free for EMA Members, $99 Non-Members
Mr. Rubin and Mr. Flynn will provide an update on the latest developments in the proposed Clean Power Plan, EPA's proposal to regulate carbon emissions from existing power plants. The webinar will provide a brief summary of the proposed rule, a timeline and a description of regulatory and other significant actions recently taken which will help shape the final rule. The two presenters will then review the legal challenges and arguments against the rule, including updates on recent court cases, as well as EPA's likely defense. The presenters will also review some of the more significant comments regarding the proposal, and explore how EPA might respond in the final rule. Finally, they will discuss the role that market-based systems may play in the final rule and in state implementation plans.
About James Rubin, Dentons US LLP
James Rubin is a counsel in the global energy sector at Dentons US LLP. His practice focuses on environmental and natural resources regulatory and litigation matters, including air pollution, climate change law and policy, natural resources laws, and federal, state and citizen enforcement matters, particularly related to the energy sector. He also provides counsel to business on domestic and international compliance matters in the environmental context and on corporate transactions. Mr. Rubin served for 15 years in the Environment & Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he was an assistant chief in the Law & Policy Section, a trial attorney in the Environmental Defense Section and an agency representative to the White House Climate Change Task Force. At DOJ, he focused on international issues, including climate change, and was a member of the US negotiating team at Kyoto and other international meetings. He also worked on environmental law matters in private practice.
About Aaron Flynn, Hunton & Williams
Aaron represents clients in regulatory matters before the US Environmental Protection Agency and the White House and in litigation before the federal appellate and district courts. Aaron has represented utilities and trade associations in nearly every significant regulatory and litigation proceeding involving EPA’s regional haze program. His climate change practice has addressed each element of EPA’s program to regulate greenhouse gas emissions, including its controversial Clean Power Plan. Aaron also oversees the firm’s practice with respect to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for environmental protection and has led industry’s regulatory and litigation response to those policies. Aaron has extensive government and policy experience from his previous roles as a legal advisor to the US Congress and a lawyer for the White House on environmental and natural resources law and science policy. His representative clients include electric generating utilities and other major companies and trade associations in the energy, mining and transportation industries. Aaron is admitted to practice before the US Supreme Court and the US Courts of Appeals for the Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, and DC Circuits. He is also admitted to the US District Court for the District of Columbia.