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Baker Botts Hosts Environmental Seminar, February 10, 2016

HOUSTON, February 8, 2016 - Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, is hosting its 14th Annual Environmental Seminar on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency in Houston. 

The Seminar features a number of timely topics, as well as an optional ethics CLE session before the start of the formal presentations. 

Baker Botts lawyers will focus on multiple topics throughout the event; some hot topics include: 

Christopher Norton (Special Counsel, London) 
Update on European Union Environmental Law and International Climate Change. Mr. Norton was in Paris, France for much of the Climate Change Conference and has great insight into the Paris Agreement, its chances for adoption, and the measures necessary to give it force. 

Molly Cagle (Partner, Austin) 
A Dive Into the Turbulent Waters of Clean Water Act Jurisdiction. Molly Cagle is one of the nation’s leading lawyers in both water quality and water rights, and is intimately familiar with the dispute over EPA’s effort to expand the reach of the Clean Water Act. 

Bill Bumpers (Partner, Washington) and Debra Jezouit (Partner, Washington) 
The Clean Power Plan: What it Means for Non-Utility Industries. Bill Bumpers is Chair and Debra Jezouit is Deputy Chair of the Environmental Section in the firm’s Washington D.C. office. They are both widely recognized for their experience in Clean Air Act and Climate Change issues, representing clients in multiple industries. 

Scott Janoe (Partner, Houston) 
Regulation of the Upstream Oil & Gas Industry. Mr. Janoe has assisted energy clients on environmental matters from California to New Jersey, North Dakota to offshore Gulf of Mexico and many points in between. He has developed particular experience in regulatory compliance issues arising from oil and gas exploration and production. 

Baker Botts lawyers will be available to comment after their sessions. 

To view the full 2016 Environmental Seminar agenda, click here


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