Annual CLE

2017 Environmental Law: Year in Review

Agenda with schedule:

The CLE will begin at 8 am with a continental breakfast, followed by introductory remarks at 8:25. After closing remarks, from 4:35 to 5:30, we hope attendees will participate in a networking reception hosted by Stoel Rives and Ring Bender. Please view the CLE flyer for the full agenda.

Presentations and materials:

Recent Developments in Indian Water Law

Duane Mecham, U.S. Department of Interior, Office of the Solicitor (Speaker Bio) (Presentation, Article)

Water, Water Everywhere:  What’s Happening with Water? (Speaker Bios)

Updates from the 2017 Legislative Session
Steve Shropshire, Jordan Ramis (Materials)

Updates on Groundwater in Oregon
Racquel Rancier, Oregon Water Resources Department
(Materials:  IWRS Framework, Strategic Planning Timeline, Background on GW, Draft GW Workplan Priorities)

Hells Canyon Complex Relicensing: State and Federal Issues?
Rick Glick, Davis Wright Tremaine (Materials)

Oregon’s State Forests:  Where are We Headed? (Speaker Bios)

Heath Curtiss, Oregon Forests & Industries Council (Materials)

Nick Cady, Cascadia Wildlands

Lunch:  Keynote Address

The Wildfire Crisis, Federal Land Management, and the Urban-Rural Divide
Senator Betsy Johnson (D-Scappoose)

A Look Back at the 2017 Session
Representative Brad Witt (D-Clatskanie)

CERCLA Intake to Implementation:  Spare the ROD and Spoil the Client (Speaker Bios)

Patty Dost and Jennifer Gates, Pearl Legal Group (Materials)

John Dunbar, Larkins Vacura Kayser (Materials)

Anzie St. Clair, Larkins Vacura Kayser (Materials)

Changes in the Law Under the Trump Administration (Speaker Bios)

Laura Kerr, Perkins Coie (Materials)

Susan Jane Brown, Western Environmental Law Center (Materials)

Travis Joseph, American Forest Resource Council (Materials)

Zak Kearns, Larkins Vacura Kayser (Materials)


Amber Hollister, OSB General Counsel (Handout, ORPC, Ethics Opinion)


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