Session 6A: Hot Legal and Regulatory Topics – Clean Water Act, Financial Assurance, Environmental and Energy Justice, and More

In this fast-paced session, attendees will get an up-to-the-minute report on legal and regulatory issues of importance to the waterpower community, including new, emerging policies and their potential impact.

Discussion items include: the status of legal cases involving Section 401 of the Clean Water Act; FERC’s work and upcoming technical conference on requiring additional financial assurance mechanisms in licenses; and the Biden Administration’s Justice40 initiative that calls for federal funding, including investments in energy and the environment, to deliver at least 40% of benefits to marginalized communities.

Presenter Information

Sharon White

Sharon White
Partner
Rock Creek Energy Group
Moderator


Karin Larson

Karin Larson
Managing Attorney, Office of the General Counsel
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
Speaker


Timothy Furdyna

Timothy Furdyna
Associate
K&L Gates
Speaker


Elizabeth McCormick

Elizabeth McCormick
Associate
Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP
Speaker


Kurt Miller

Kurt Miller
Executive Director
Northwest RiverPartners
Speaker

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