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Recent Air Regulations: What Picture Will the Jigsaw Pieces Create?

January 2012

Citation: 42 ELR 10005

Issue: 1

Author: Robert Brenner, Jay Duffy, Pamela M. Giblin, Frank O’Donnell, Patrick Traylor

Air law and policy are moving at a lightning-fast pace. At ELI’s annual Fall Practice Update, held October 21, 2011, attendees joined our expert panel to learn how developments in air law and policy interact and what picture they create when pieced together. What is the resulting regulatory tableau that industry must navigate? What are the potential political ramifications for the 2012 elections? The panel discussed the potential benefits and drawbacks of the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule and the proposed Utility MACT rule. In addition, the panel looked at EPA’s rule designating NSPSs and NESHAPs for oil and gas production and natural gas transmission and storage and introduced attendees to anticipated proposed and final rules on topics such as the ozone NAAQS and upcoming greenhouse gas regulations.

Robert Brenner is the former Director of the Office of Policy Analysis and Review, Office of Air and Radiation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (moderator). Jay Duffy is Staff Attorney, Clean Air Council. Pamela M. Giblin is a Partner at  Baker Botts LLP. Frank O’Donnell is President, Clean Air Watch. Patrick Traylor is a Partner at Hogan Lovells US LLP.

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