SCOTUS West Virginia v. EPA Ruling: Impact on Renewable Energy Resources and Clean Power Initiatives
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will provide attorneys with a detailed discussion on the impact of the recent SCOTUS decision in West Virginia v. EPA restricting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's authority under the Clean Air Act in issuing limitations on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. The panel will also discuss the "major questions doctrine" for interpreting the limits of administrative power and the ruling's impact on renewable energy resources and the future of climate change initiatives.
- Overview of West Virginia v. EPA
- Impact on Clean Power Plan and renewable energy resources
- Future of administrative regulations
- Effects on climate impact investing and corporate "net zero" plans
The panel will discuss these and other key issues:
- What is the history of the major questions doctrine?
- How does the decision in West Virginia v. EPA affect renewable energy resources, investing, and "net zero" plans?
- How does the decision impact climate change regulation and the future of administrative regulation?
Davis Wright Tremaine
Mr. Gannett focuses his practice in the fields of electric utility regulation, renewable energy development, and... | Read More
Mr. Gannett focuses his practice in the fields of electric utility regulation, renewable energy development, and climate change-related regulation. He advises clients on a broad range of regulatory matters, including those relating to hydroelectric dams, wholesale electricity transactions, transmission lines, the creation and trading of renewable energy credits, and the impacts of potential changes to the Columbia River Treaty. As a former Senior Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Mr. Gannett advises with respect to the Federal Power Act, the Clean Water Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, and the Endangered Species Act, as well as EPA climate change regulations under the Clean Air Act. He also teaches Climate Change Law at the University of Washington School of Law, and is the president of the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, which focuses on the intersection of climate change and national security. Mr. Gannett was recently recognized by the National Law Journal as a Trailblazer in energy and environmental law.Close
David M. Gossett
Davis Wright Tremaine
Mr. Gossett is a leading appellate and regulatory litigator who uses his years of practice in government and the... | Read More
Mr. Gossett is a leading appellate and regulatory litigator who uses his years of practice in government and the private sector to represent and advise internet, tech, fintech, communications, energy, and other clients facing cutting-edge issues.Close