University of Houston Law Center Hosts Symposium On U.S. Climate Change Legislation

The Environmental & Energy Law & Policy Journal (EELPJ) at the University of Houston Law Center, in conjunction with The Baker Institute at Rice University, presents: "U.S. Climate Change Legislation: The Should, The Bad, and The Maybe" Monday, Feb. 11.

The all-day conference, which will be held at the Hilton UH Hotel, represents the first major legal academic examination of congressional proposals to address climate change.

Speakers include: Victor Flatt, A.L. O'Quinn Chair in Environmental Law, University of Houston Law Center; Neal Lane, Senior Fellow in Science and Technology Policy at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University; Professor Chris Schroeder, Duke Law School; William L. Andreen, Edgar L. Clarkson Professor of Law, University of Alabama Law School; Professor Patricia McCubbin, Southern Illinois Law School; Margaret Hoffman, former director of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and now with Chevron U.S.A.; and Bob Sussman, Senior Fellow with the Center for American Progress.

U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX 18th) will give the opening keynote speech from 8:45 to 9:15 a.m.

Using the resources of the UH Law Center's faculty and the school's location in the energy capital of the world, EELPJ's mission is to become the premier interdisciplinary publication dealing with the intersection of environmental and energy law and policy issues. EELPJ's faculty and student members ensure that the journal produces a quality publication addressing timely issues of importance to the energy and environment communities. In the interest of that goal, the journal hosts an annual symposium that brings together a broad constituency of practitioners, academics, policymakers, and regulators. The symposium articles are then published in an upcoming issue of the journal.

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WHAT: "U.S. Climate Change Legislation: The Should, The Bad, and The Maybe" 
WHEN: 8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m., Monday, Feb. 11
(Registration and continental breakfast for attendees is 8-8:30 a.m., Feb. 11)
WHERE: University of Houston Hilton Hotel and Conference Center
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WHO: University of Houston Law Center
Center for Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Law
Environmental & Energy Law & Policy Journal