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Environmental, Natural Resources, & Energy Law



Environmental Law under Trump

                                      April 6, 2018 at Lewis & Clark Law School

                                 We will request 6 general CLE credits from the Oregon State Bar.

Eventbrite - Environmental Law Under Trump

                                           Program Schedule

8 am - 8:30 am Registration and light breakfast

8:30 am - 8:45 am Welcoming Remarks

8:45 am - 10:15 am Panel 1: Climate and Air - Moderated by Chris Wold, Professor of Law and Director, International Environmental Law Project, Lewis & Clark Law School

Professor Melissa Powers, Jeffrey Bain Faculty Scholar, Professor of Law, & Director, Green Energy Institute, Lewis & Clark Law School

Professor Ann Carlson, Shirley Shapiro Professor of Environmental Law, Faculty Co-Director, Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, UCLA  

Professor Michael Gerrard, Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia Law School

10:15 am - 10:30 am Break

10:30 am  - 12:00 pm    Panel 2: Public Lands – Moderated by Michael Blumm, Professor of Law, Lewis & Clark Law School

Professor Michael Blumm:

The Trump Public Lands Revolution: Redefining “ ‘The Public’ in Public Land Law”

Professor Sandra Zellmer, Nebraska College of Law

Laurie Rule, Senior Attorney, Advocates for the West

Janice Schneider, Partner, Latham & Watkins

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm - Lunch

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm   Panel 3: Pollution – Moderated by Craig Johnston, Professor of Law, Lewis & Clark Law School

Professor Craig Johnston:

States’ Roles in Federal De-Regulation

Kevin Minoli, U.S. EPA, Principal Deputy General Counsel, Office of General Counsel, Washington, D.C.

K.C. Schefski, U.S. EPA, Regional Counsel, Region 8, Denver, CO.

Administrator Pruitt’s Priorities and Principles from the Perspective of EPA’s Office of General Counsel

Professor Pat Parenteau, Vermont Law School:

The Trump Administration’s Clean Water Rule

Clinical Professor Allison LaPlante, Co-Director, Earthrise Law Center, Lewis & Clark Law School

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm - Break

3:15 pm - 4:45 pm    Panel 4: Bio Diversity – Moderated by Daniel Rohlf, Professor of Law, & Of Counsel, Earthrise Law Center at Lewis & Clark Law School

Professor Dan Rohlf

Professor Dave Owen, UC Hastings College of Law:

Conservative Animosity towards Compensatory Mitigation

Professor Kalyani Robbins, Florida International University College of Law:

Complementary Authority and the One-Way Ratchet: Ecosystem Services Property, Regulation, and Wildlife Conservation

4:45 pm - 5: 00 pm - Closing Remarks

5:00 pm Reception in Legal Research Center

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 ** For a running list of how President Trump is changing U.S. environmental policy click here.