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Gain tips for dealing with the legal and other challenges associated with disasters like Hurricane Harvey, including employee issues, force majeure, business continuity planning, recovery efforts, and maintaining good customer and public relations. more »
Session 1: HB 40/245 Between a Gas Rock and a Hard Place - Listen to a discussion about the effect of HB 40 on the enforcement of setbacks, noise, and other gas drilling and fire code regulations as it relates to Chapter 245 and residential subdivision development.
Session 2: Regulations of Really Nimby (Dangerous) Land Uses - Analyze the recent Texas Supreme Court decision regarding nuisance (Crosstex North Texas Pipeline v. Gardiner) and its effect on prosecuting future nuisance cases.
Session 3: Fair Housing and Inclusive Communities - Explore controversies, hot topics, and recent developments in Fair Housing litigation, regulation, and initiatives.
Session 4: Navigating the Muddied Waters of Environmental Investigations in Land Use - Learn tips, tricks, and strategies for identifying and evaluating environmental concerns in property development. more »
Session 1: Bracing for Impacts: A Practical Guide to Preparing for Disasters - Law firms are not immune to disasters – severe weather, work place violence, medical emergencies. What is a lawyer’s ethical duty to prepare for disasters, and how can they go about it efficiently?
Session 2: Post-Disaster Regulation - Consider forward-looking planning and regulatory approaches to recovery and new building after a disaster—from the legal, planning, and engineering perspectives—with a particular emphasis on minimizing private and public sector legal challenges.
Session 3: Ethics and Natural Disaster - A review of ethical issues arising from a natural disaster from an attorney whose been there, done that, and declined the T-shirt. more »
Corporates and industrials (C&I) are now major purchasers of green energy. According to Bloomberg, C&Is and wind companies signed 20 deals in 2015 with a total of 2.3 GW. By August 2016, 9 deals for 630 MW had been signed—with many more reported to be under negotiation. Explore the future of C&Is as a major class of buyer. Will the trend continue? What could stop it? What’s the prognosis for utility-scale solar C&I deals? What new markets (geographically) are C&Is interested in? What are the key contractual and financial terms that C&Is and developers have to resolve to get to a deal and to get projects financed and built? more »
Session 1: Wanted: Dead or Alive? An Update on the Status of EPA's Clean Power Plan - The validity and merits of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan have been the focus of contentious debate—with a number of significant governmental and private entities seeking to uphold the Plan and others seeking to kill it. In February 2016, the Supreme Court, surprisingly to many, stayed the implementation of the plan and the DC Circuit Court heard oral arguments this fall. Since then, there’s been an election. What now? This presentation offers a prognosis for the Clean Power Plan.
Session 2: Siting Insights: Looking Back and Looking Ahead at Key Environmental Developments - 2016 was a remarkable year with many significant developments involving the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other federal agencies that directly impact renewable energy development activities. Review these developments and take stock of what they mean for project siting decisions going forward. Hear insights into what those developments tell us about the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's approach to its statutory mandates and what we can expect to see in the year to come. more »
Energy and water are precious, global resources, and they are interconnected. Gain perspective on the global nexus of energy and water to outline trends while identifying technical and policy options that might mitigate the challenges. more »
Using a series of hypotheticals, explore a number of ethical issues that are especially pertinent to water law practitioners—including who is the client, the duty to disclose, and conflicts—with lessons on how clients and their counsel can minimize ethical, as well as legal, risks. more »
Environmental laws and regulations range from the deeply technical to more prosaic record-keeping requirements. Many companies have substantial teams of environmental compliance specialists that combine deep legal and technical understanding without being lawyers. Hear where the General Counsel and outside counsel fit into this compliance and enforcement world. more »
Session 1: Texas Legislative and Regulatory Update - Listen to highlights of the 85th Legislative Session and recent judicial and administrative decisions affecting the Texas gas and electric industries.
Session 2: Federal Energy Policy and Regulation Update - Gain insight on how the new FERC chairman and commissioners will redirect the future of electric power and natural gas regulation.
Session 3: Dodd-Frank: President Trump’s Agenda Changes Everything, Or Does It? - President Trump is using all the tools in his Presidential Toolbox—Presidential Appointments, Executive Orders, CRA Rejection of Obama-Era Final Rules, Federal Budget Approval Process, Tax Proposals, Legislative Agenda, the Bully Pulpit, Foreign Policy Initiatives, Bilateral Trade Treaty Negotiations, and, of course, his Twitter Account!—to alter much of the regulatory landscape established by his predecessor. Early on, there was talk of repealing the Dodd-Frank Act, but where are we now? Listen to a discussion about what is likely to change, what is likely to remain, and how the gas and power industries will be affected. more »
Energy projects involve a myriad of complex issues, ranging from state vs. federal regulatory control, to landowner impacts, to broad policy issues (climate change, “leave it in the ground,” etc). The scale of active opposition has been magnified by increased funding from multiple sources, coupled with an unprecedented number of major projects. Consider how to build energy projects in the face of widening political divisions at the federal, state and local levels. more »