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2016 Water Law Fundamentals

The ideal introduction for new entrants to the field or a refresher for seasoned practitioners, as well as non-lawyers, governmental officials, and engineers, Water Law Fundamentals provides an overview of Texas water law statutes, regulations, and cases, including vocabulary and acronyms necessary to understanding Texas water law. INSTRUCTORS: Doug Caroom is a partner with Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta LLP and is certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specializations for Administrative Law.  With more than 40 years of experience in Texas, Doug practices in the areas of water and environmental law, administrative law, and public law. He assists municipalities, river authorities, and water districts in all phases of regulation. Lyn Clancy is a Senior Water Policy Advisor and the Managing Associate General Counsel with the Lower Colorado River Authority and is the Editor-in-Chief of the Texas Environmental Law Journal. With 15 years of experience in water rights and water policy in Texas, Lyn also serves on the Board of Directors for the Texas Water Conservation Association. Jim Mathews is a founding partner of Mathews & Freeland, LLP, and has been practicing law in Texas since 1973.  Jim has extensive experience with water rights and water quality matters, and served as an Assistant Attorney General and the Chief of the Environmental Protection Division of the Texas Attorney General’s Office prior to entering private practice. more




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2010 Offshore E&P, and Shale Gas Development

Offshore E&P, and Shale Gas Development blends geology, economics, liability and indemnification issues - and the latest updates on federal regulatory initiatives - for offshore development. Afternoon sessions cover the economics and environmental and geological risks associated with shale gas development as well as best practices from leading E&P developers. Come a day early for Essential Administrative and Environmental Law for Energy Projects. more



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2010 Air Quality

Air Quality is extremely timely in light of new EPA Air Quality programs, regulations and BACT guidance coming in early 2011. Afternoon sessions include industry-focused panels with legal and environmental experts. Come a day early for Essential Administrative and Environmental Law for Energy Projects. more



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2010 Essential Administrative and Environmental Law for Energy Projects

Essential Administrative and Environmental Law for Energy Projects, offered in Austin and Houston, is designed to provide an overview of state and federal players, and regulatory frameworks involving energy projects. Afternoon sessions include special industry case studies combining legal and environmental experts. This program precedes Air Quality (in Austin) and Offshore E&P, and Shale Gas Development (in Houston). more



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2009 Carbon and Climate Change

The Obama transition team has been staffing EPA and DOE, and early 2009 will bring a first look at the new carbon regulation regime and energy policies of the new administration. At the state level, Rep. Joe Straus is poised to become Speaker of the House with important implications for energy and environmental policy and legislation. Join us in Austin in February 2009, at the start of the Texas legislative session; speakers include Houston Mayor Bill White, Dr. Manik Roy of the Pew Institute on Global Climate Change, leading energy and environmental experts, state legislators and regulatory officials, power and energy company executives, attorneys, engineers, and the major players in the emerging EOR/sequestration industry. This program should be of particular interest to the energy and utility sector, with substantial coverage on carbon markets, the emerging technologies and economics of capture, regulation of emissions, storage and transport, along with a special project development panel addressing the financial and legal issues in combined EOR/sequestration projects. The impact of plug-in autos on the power sector, smart grids, and the measurement and benchmarking of carbon footprints will also be covered. This new major program brings together the expertise and faculties of the Jackson School of Geosciences, the Cockrell School of Engineering, and UT Law School. If you are a corporate planner, environmental attorney, corporate counsel, engineer, or attorney-advisor for energy, utility, or environmental interests — don't miss this unique opportunity to network with key market participants, legislators and regulatory officials. more



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2008 Carbon and Climate Change

Join leading experts, scientists, financiers, attorneys, executives, legislators, and advisors to the energy and utility sectors at the 2008 Carbon and Climate Change program. This new major program covers carbon and climate change issues, with a special focus on the geology, science, economics and law applicable to carbon capture, transport, and storage, including EOR applications. The program also includes special sessions on carbon markets, pending laws, incentives, and regulation (both Texas and Federal), and the latest EPA, DOE and FTC initiatives dealing with carbon regulation and "green" marketing. If you are a corporate planner, environmental attorney, corporate counsel, engineer, or attorney-advisor for energy, utility, or environmental interests — don't miss this unique opportunity to network with key market participants, legislators and regulatory officials. more



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