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Live Seminar! You will hear about transporting coal and gas to terminal facilities (railroad cars and barges); permitting port facilities; and the dynamics for energy and climate change policy. Register here:

10/24/2013 to 10/25/2013
When: 10/24/2013
8:00 AM until 5:00 PM
Where: Renaissance Seattle Hotel
515 Madison Street
Seattle, Washington  98104
United States
Contact: (206) 567-4490

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Law Seminars International Presents:A comprehensive two-day conference on


The Public Policy And Legal Issues At Play And Their Likely Outcomes

Who Should Attend

Attorneys, industry executives, energy and environmental professionals involved with LNG and coal export issues

Why You Should Attend

The United States has long been a net energy importer. Recent years, however, have brought the potential for significant change. Hydraulic fracturing and advances in horizontal drilling have led to major increases in domestic oil and gas production. More than a dozen liquefied natural gas (LNG) export proposals are now pending before the federal government, including two in the Pacific Northwest. At the same time, domestic coal producers are eyeing foreign markets in response to declines in domestic demand and increased environmental regulation. Pacific Northwest ports are viewed as ideal hubs for exporting Powder River Basin coal to markets in Asia.

Proposals to export LNG and coal from Pacific Northwest ports have generated significant public controversy: The potential for job creation and an American industrial renaissance vs. increased greenhouse gas emissions, traffic congestion due to increased rail traffic, and degraded local air quality. Our two-day conference will dive into the proposals to export coal and LNG from Pacific Northwest ports.

Our outstanding faculty features leading voices participating in the energy export dialogue, including attorneys, economists, academics, and policymakers who will explore a broad range of issues including macroeconomics of domestic and foreign supply and demand, the role of Tribal, state, and local governments in the project approval process, issues surrounding transporting energy by rail and pipeline, and the role the NEPA will play. We hope to see you there.

~ Richard H. Allan, Esq. of Marten Law PLLC and Ross A. Macfarlane, Esq. of Climate Solutions, Program Co-Chairs

What You Will Learn

  • The economics of domestic and foreign supply and demand of exports
  • Legal and policy issues for U.S. exports under Current U.S. law
  • Tribal treaty rights and the role of Tribes as sovereigns in the public process
  • The role of state and local government in the approval process
  • Current issues in gas pipeline permitting
  • Key aspects of energy and climate policy
  • Railroad cars and barges as moving point sources
  • Permitting port terminal facilities
  • NEPA and State Environmental Review
  • Domestic federal, state, and local political dynamics


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