2012 Annual CLE Environmental Law Year in Review

October 5, 2012

Click on the name of the presenter for a link to the materials they have provided for their presentation. Presenters listed below who do not have links did not provide written or visual materials at the conference.


8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.:  NEPA/Endangered Species Act
Lawson Fite, Markowitz Herbold Glade & Mehlaf PC
Jay Waldron, Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt PC
Daniel Mensher, Earthrise Law Center (formerly Pacific Environmental Advocacy Center)

NEPA and ESA updates related to various topics including climate change, salmon, and coal exporting.
10:15 – 11:30 a.m.: Natural Resources
Scott Horngren, American Forest Resource Council
Steve Odell, USDOJ
Adam Orford, Marten Law Group
Barbara Scott-Brier, USDOJ, USDOI

Recent developments in the law relating to management of Oregon’s forests; update on the Klamath Basin Adjudication.
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.: Key Note Address: DEQ Priorities and Challenges
Dick Pedersen, Director, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

12:45 – 2:00 p.m.:  Clean Water Act/Clean Air Act
Svend Brandt-Erichsen, Marten Law Group
Laura Maffei, Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt PC
Overview of recent litigation and legislation.

2:00 – 3:15 p.m.:  Local Environmental Issues
Nanci Klinger, Portland City Attorney’s Office
Christine Hein, Wrenn Bender McKown & Ring LLP

Overview of environmental matters facing local governments, such as sewers, water supply and permitting issues.
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.:  Ethics Considerations for the Green Lawyer 
Paul Neese, Oregon State Bar
Ethical issues specific to environmental and natural resources law practice.