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Session 1

Welcome

Speaker: Jason Hutt, Bracewell LLP
 

Thoughts from EPA Region 6 Administrator Ken McQueen

Speaker: Ken McQueen, US EPA Region 6
Moderator: Tim Wilkins, Bracewell LLP

Join us for a discussion about the environmental regulatory trends and issues in EPA Region 6 with the Regional Administrator, Ken McQueen. 
Disclaimer: This webinar is not open to the Press

Tuesday, May 5, 2020
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. CT

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Session 2

PFAS are Forever

Speaker: Anna Burhop, Bracewell LLP

Join Anna Burhop for a discussion about the continued federal focus on the family of "forever chemicals" - recent actions in Congress and the federal agencies, and what's next.
Disclaimer: This webinar is not open to the press

Tax Energy Outlook for 2020

Speaker: Tim Urban, Bracewell LLP

Looking ahead to the end of 2020, lawmakers will confront a pressing array of energy tax issues and increasingly impassioned groups of constituents. Many of the nation’s renewable energy tax incentives, extended at the end of 2019, will expire at the end of December. Additionally, the international chaos created by the coronavirus has led to many unanticipated interruptions in supply and construction of energy facilities, leading taxpayers clamor to Congress for relief in the form of extended placed in service deadlines and relaxed enforcement of continuing construction rules. Lawmakers representing the oil patch states may similarly advocate for tax changes to buffer the impact of a nationwide recession and steep demand drop for conventional energy products. Bracewell experts will identify who are likely to be the most influential voices in upcoming negotiations, walk you through the list of energy sector tax legislative requests, describe some of the possible legislative “vehicles” that could carry a package, and explore what a 2020 energy tax title could carry. 
Disclaimer: This webinar is not open to the press

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. CT

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Session 3

Energy Opposition: Tactics and Responses with Jeff Berkowitz

Speaker: Jeff BerkowitzCEO, Delve
Moderator: Kevin Ewing, Bracewell LLP

Join us for a discussion about the trends coming into 2020 and how COVID-19 and the oil market volatility has (and hasn't) changed some of those trends and challenges.
Disclaimer: This webinar is not open to the press

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. CT

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Session 4

Federal Rulemaking Update: Water, Air, and NEPA

Speakers: Ann NavaroSara BurginJeff HolmsteadChristine Wyman, Bracewell LLP

Join us for our Federal Rulemaking Update session as we briefly discuss a number of major initiatives that will have significant implications for the regulated community. We will review regulatory actions that affect the jurisdictional scope of the Clean Water Act, revise key procedures under the National Enviromental Policy Act, clarify the implementation of Section 401 of the Clean Water Act, reform various Clean Air Act programs, and codify the exclusion of incidental take from the reach of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, among others. Given that all these actions are certain to be challenged in court, we will also briefly review what these legal challenges are likely to be.
Disclaimer: This webinar is not open to the press

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. CT

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Session 5

Thoughts from TCEQ Executive Director Toby Baker

Speaker: Toby Baker, TCEQ
Moderator: Whit Swift, Bracewell LLP

Join us for our a discussion about the environmental regulatory trends and issues in the state of Texas with the TCEQ Executive Director, Toby Baker.
Disclaimer: This webinar is not open to the press

Tuesday, June 2, 2020
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. CT

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