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Houston Clean Air Act Reform Events – Feb. 10-11

February 2, 2016

3 upcoming events focused on Clean Air Act reform:

  1. February 10th, 2:00 PM – Rice University presents “Visions of Climate, Energy, Air Policy and Law”
  2. February 10th, 4:30 PM – UH Energy and UH Law present, “The Clean Air Act Fails Us and the Climate:  The Need for Bold Reform”, Professor David Schoenbrod, New York Law School
  3. February 11th, 8:15 AM – Air & Waste Management Association presents the “Hot Air Topics Conference”
“Click” on event brochure below for more details

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Rice EventAWMAAWMA Panels focused on Clean Air Act reform or likely to touch on the issue:

8:15am Current Air Issues
Jeff Holmstead, Bracewell & Giuliani and Former EPA Deputy Administrator for Air
Martha Landwehr, Texas Chemical Council
Jed Anderson, The AL Law Group, “CAA Reform and Modernization”

10:00am Public Policy Issues
Jim Blackburn, Blackburn & Carter
Todd Staples, TXOGA

12:50 Keynote Speech
David Schoenbrod, Renowned Author and NYLS Professor, “The Clean Air Act is Obsolete: The Need for Bold Reform”

1:15 CAA Policy Issues Panel:
TCEQ Commission Toby Baker (invited)
EPA Regional Administrator Ron Curry (invited)
The Honorable Jerry Moulton, Mayor of the City of Deer Park
The Honorable Stephen DonCarlos, Mayor of the City of Baytown
Tom Jordan, Senior Policy Advisor, San Joaquin Valley APCD

3:15pm “A New Direction for the Clean Air Act”
Dr. Daniel Cohan, Rice University

The world is changing. We must change with it. Time to simplify and transform the Clean Air Act to better prepare ourselves for the problems and opportunities of a 21st century world (see for example “The Clean Air and Climate Change Act of 2016”). We can make it happen.

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