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BCLP Partners Phil Karmel and Thor Ketzback will join the faculty for the upcoming Practising Law Institute (PLI) full-day event, Environmental Regulation in Practice 2022: New Challenges and Priorities.

The Sept. 16 event will analyze current regulations related to environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards and environmental justice (EJ), including proposed amendments and judicial challenges concerning toxic chemicals, interstate air pollution transportation, e-commerce and public project developments, among others.

Phil will both chair the event and present as part of a panel devoted to environmental review and environmental justice issues. His panel will discuss the new emphasis on cumulative impacts and environmental justice; review proposed amendments to the NEPA regulations; examine pending judicial challenges to the Trump amendments to the NEPA regulations; outline administrative efforts to reform, streamline and reduce the length and burden of NEPA reviews; and consider what attorneys should know about recent NEPA case law.

Phil has broad experience serving as litigation and regulatory counsel in environmental, land use, real estate and toxic tort matters. He is a frequent speaker and author on environmental and land use law.

Thor will join a panel presentation centered on Clean Water Act environmental law updates. This panel will consider environmental issues being litigated in the U.S. Supreme Court and federal Courts of Appeals; the latest rulemaking initiatives; the status of pending judicial rulemaking challenges; the good neighbor provision petitions; and recent citizen suit and enforcement case law.

Thor concentrates his nationwide practice in all areas of environmental and health and safety law, with a specific focus on Clean Air Act (CAA) counseling, permitting and litigation. He also represents a diverse spectrum of alternative and renewable energy clients.

Click here for more information or to register for this event through PLI. Attendees can join in person in New York or watch online.

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