Byron Taylor, a partner in the Environmental group, is speaking at Law Seminars International’s seminar “Air Quality Regulation In The Midwest: Strategies For Thriving In The Most Complex And High Stakes Of All Environmental Programs” on February 26, 2015 at The Gleacher Center in Chicago, IL.
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Why You Should Consider Attending
Recent and anticipated EPA tightening of National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) will dramatically expand the geographic range and degree of regulatory challenges already facing state and regional air quality programs throughout the United States.
One critical component of the future regulatory programs appears to be offsets for the permitting of critically needed energy supplies and for desired cleantech investment. Many argue that fresh approaches to air quality planning and new types of control strategies are desperately needed if the Clean Air Act’s goals are to be achieved with limited state resources and without imposing unacceptable economic harm. As the prospects for serious legislative and regulatory reform are debated, regulated entities face serious permitting challenges, agency enforcement and an increasing number of citizen suits. If these considerations were not enough, following the Supreme Court’s decision in Massachusetts v. EPA, the EPA and states, and the sources they regulate, now struggle with strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
In this comprehensive conference on air quality regulation, you will hear from senior federal and state environmental regulators and enforcement personnel, experienced attorneys and consultants who represent industry, and representatives of environmental advocacy groups regarding their views on the likely evolution of the Clean Air Act, in this new regulatory environment involving regulation of greenhouse gas emissions, and how states will seek to achieve greenhouse gas emissions reductions. They will address the effect of new standards on industry and the environment, the potential for significant changes in the statute and implementing regulations, potential strategies for defending against enforcement and citizen suits, and considerations for surviving or thriving in the face of the most complex and high stakes of all the environmental programs.