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Administrative Law 101 in the Context of Greenhouse Gas Regulation


Date & Time: Thursday, July 31, 2014 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm

CLE Credit: No

Event Description
This brownbag will focus on foundational concepts of administrative law as illustrated by challenges to agency action that were litigated in 2008 and 2009. In December 2005 California requested a waiver of Clean Air Act preemption that would allow the State (rather than the federal government) to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. This waiver request was first denied, several iterations of that denial were challenged in various federal courts, and the waiver request was subsequently granted. These cases demonstrate practical examples of important administrative law concepts such as finality, deference, and an agency's ability to change its position. Presenters include David Gunter, a trial attorney in the Appellate Section of the Environment and Natural Resources Division (ENRD) of the Department of Justice and Matt Oakes, currently a trial attorney in the Law and Policy section of ENRD. Mr. Gunter and Mr. Oakes each have extensive experience defending Environmental Protection Agency rules.

This "Off the Record" brownbag program is sponsored by the Administrative Law and Agency Practice Section, in cosponsorship with the Courts, Lawyers and the Administration of Justice Section, Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section and Litigation Section.

Remarks made during "Off the Record" programs may not be used for publication.

Location
D.C. Bar Conference Center
1101 K Street, NW, Conference Center
Washington DC 20005
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Contact Information
Sections Office
Email: SectionsEvents@dcbar.org
Phone: 202-626-3463
Fax: 202-824-1877

Speakers

  • David Gunter, Appellate Section of the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the Department of Justice
  • Matthew Oakes, Law and Policy Section of the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the Department of Justice
  • Judith Starr, General Counsel-Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation (Moderator)

Costs

Administrative Law and Agency Practice Section

$15.00

Courts, Lawyers and the Admin. of Justice Section

$15.00

Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section

$15.00

Government or Non-Profit Employee

$15.00

Law Student (Please bring student ID)

$5.00

Litigation Section

$15.00

Non-Section Member

$20.00


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