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The Changing Climate for Climate Change – What’s Ahead for Businesses in the Northwest (Seattle)

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Washington State Bar has approved this program for 1.5 general credits.

The State of Washington and several local governments are in the forefront of developing wide-ranging statutes, regulations and policies for reducing greenhouse gas impacts. Find out what the latest proposals are and how they will affect your business. Business owners and managers, developers, architects, contractors and real estate professionals are invited to join our panel of legal advisors on Thursday, February 7, for an informative breakfast program.

7:30 – 8:00 a.m. — Registration and Breakfast

8:00 a.m. — Climate Advisory Team Recommendations and Public Comments–

Hear what the state’s CAT recommends, what the public response has been and where the state is likely to head with proposals such as cap and trade, and trip reduction programs.

Mike Nesteroff, Shareholder, Lane Powell PC
Alexandra Smith, Counsel to the Firm, Lane Powell PC

8:30 a.m. — Addressing Climate Change in Permitting–

The state, King County and Seattle, each are beginning to require inclusion of greenhouse gas impacts in SEPA and other permitting applications. Hear what this means for projects and the legal liabilities that might arise.

Grant Degginger, Shareholder, Lane Powell PC
Andy Rigel, Attorney, Lane Powell PC

9:00 a.m. — Measuring Your Carbon Footprint–

Lots of people and firms are doing it, but there’s a right way and a wrong way. Hear from a local consultant about how to ensure the information you get is accurate and useful.

Leon Leonard, URS Corporation
Crowne Plaza
Sequoia / Glacier Rooms
1113 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, Washington