This Leadership Round Table will focus on what actions we can take and are being taken at the state level to counter the extreme enviornmentalists. The Round Table is prior to the SPN Annual Meeting and is the lead-in to the SPN break-out session on Thursday.
The Energy/Environment Leadership Roundtable is hosted by the Thomas Jefferson Institute.
This session is before the SPN Annual Meeting and requires separate registration, please RSVP to Mike Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
8:30 AM Continental Breakfast
Four Challenges Facing States
9:00–9:45 a.m. Fracking (Chris Tucker, FTI Consulting – invited)
10:00–10:45 a.m. Renewable Energy Mandates (Todd Wynn, ALEC)
10:45–11:30 a.m. Regional Haze Rule (William Yeatman, CEI/Chamber – invited)
11:30–12:15 p.m. Climate Change (David Kreutzer or Jack Spencer, Heritage Foundation – invited)
12:15–1:00 p.m. Working Lunch: Discussion on the morning topics
Political Tools: Examples of what has worked, viz. state policy institutes and how to apply to the four challenges
1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Grass roots (Gabe Joseph – invited); State Legislative and Administrative Initiatives (ALEC); Sue and settle legislation (William Yeatman, CEI – invited); Referenda (speaker TMD)
Legal Tools: Review of cases and the challenges to prosecuting these claims viz. role of state policy institutes and how to apply to the four challenges
2:30–4:00 p.m. Offensive Actions: Dormant Commerce Clause Claims (RPS – Michael Pepson invited); Petition-litigation (Climate Change – David Schnare); Defensive Actions: PLF CWA case; Goldwater cases