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Bruce Babbitt, Former Secretary of the Interior and Governor of Arizona
Balcones HCP Then and Now: Lessons Learned, Future Goals, Unfinished Business
This panel will overview the Balcones HCP from inception to completion, sharing lessons learned and shedding light on the obstacles the stakeholders faced along the way.
Moderator: David Braun, Principal, Attorney and Counselor, Braun & Gresham, PLLC
Direct and Indirect Effects of the Proposed Waters of the United States and Critical Habitat Rules: the Interplay of § 404, § 7, and § 4
This panel will analyze the jurisdictional effects and interplay of the EPA’s proposed waters of the United States rule and the USFWS’s critical habitat rules and guidance.
Moderator: Thomas McGarity, Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Endowed Chair in Administrative Law, Unversity of Texas School of Law
Climate Change, Drought, and New and Potential Listings: Implications for an Increasingly Thirsty State
This panel will examine the implications of climate change, drought, and endangered species policy in Texas.
Moderator: Melinda Taylor, Senior Lecturer; Executive Director - Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law, and Business, University of Texas School of Law
Cities in the Wilderness: Building a Federal, State, and Local Land Use Planning and Conservation Alliance
This panel will highlight the themes of Secretary Babbitt’s book, Cities in the Wilderness: A New Vision of Land Use in America, specifically analyzing strategies for successful cooperation at the local, state, and federal levels.
Moderator: David Smith, Shareholder, Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody
Ethical Issues in Environmental Law—It’s Not Easy Being Green
This presentation will include a discussion of a number of ethical issues that are especially pertinent to environmental law practitioners, using a series of hypotheticals. Ethical issues to be addressed include who is the client, the duty to disclose, and conflicts. The presentation also will discuss how clients and their counsel can minimize ethical, as well as legal, risks. The audience will be invited to participate in the discussion.