David B. Farer, Chair of the firm’s Environmental Department and President of the American College of Environmental Lawyers (ACOEL), is Co-Planning Chair and will be a faculty member for a presentation on “The Clean Power Plan: Issues and Challenges.” The program will be presented by the American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education (ALI CLE), in collaboration with ACOEL, as a telephone seminar and audio webcast on June 28, 2016 from 2:00pm – 3:30pm (ET).
In 2015, President Obama and the EPA announced the promulgation of the Clean Power Plan, a set of final regulations that seek to cut the nation’s carbon emissions from existing power plants by 32% by 2030. The U.S. Supreme Court recently stayed implementation of the Plan pending judicial review of whether the EPA exceeded its legal authority under the Clean Air Act. With oral arguments set for early June, and the stay delaying implementation of the Plan, what should be done? Should states and industry plan and proceed as though these regulations will eventually be put in place, or wait until a potentially lengthy litigation concludes?
A distinguished panel of ACOEL Fellows will provide diverse and insightful perspectives on these questions and the key issues concerning the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. Topics will include:
- Pending judicial challenges to the rules
- Compliance issues for companies
- State implementation issues
- Implications for the Paris Agreement
Mr. Farer concentrates his practice on the impact of environmental laws on transactions and real property in New Jersey and around the nation. A nationally renowned environmental lawyer, he has been on the cutting edge of developments in the environmental sector since the 1980s. He developed and chairs two long-standing ALI CLE (formerly ALI-ABA) national courses of study: "The Impact of Environmental Law on Real Estate and Business Transactions: Brownfields and Beyond," which has been presented since 1987, and "Environmental Insurance."
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