EMLF wades into the field of carbon capture, utilization, sequestration, and storage with its first ever Special Institute on Carbon Capture, which will be held entirely virtually on November 16. Generated from the work of the Alternative Energy Task Force, chaired by Tim Hagerty, the Special Institute will provide multiple sessions of continuing legal education on a wide variety of carbon capture issues from basic to complex.
The program will be co-chaired by Ryan Haddad and Kara Herrnstein. Ryan is a partner in Reed Smith’s Pittsburgh office, and recently presented at the 44th Annual Institute in Charleston. His multidisciplinary energy transactional practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions and energy development and operations, primarily in the oil and gas and related sectors, including a burgeoning practice representing project developers in the carbon capture, utilization and sequestration (CCUS) industry.
Kara is an EMLF Executive Committee member and a partner and co-Chair of the Solar practice group at Bricker Haydon in Columbus. She is an experienced energy attorney who is focused on facilitating renewable generation in Ohio, providing legal assistance to developers at every stage of their projects. Her practice also includes litigation on behalf of a variety of energy companies including producers and midstream companies.
Ryan and Kara, along with the Task Force, have put together an excellent agenda for the conference that begins with an overview of carbon capture, including the technology, current events, financial incentives, and potential litigation risks. We’ll also be joined by John Rhine, a partner at Dentons Bingham Greenebaum and longtime EMLF Board Member, to discuss his experience obtaining the first federal permit under the Safe Drinking Water Act Class VI permit program. States’ efforts to obtain primacy and implement their own regulatory programs will also be examined.
Charles Fridge of Verde C02 CCS will provide an overview of carbon capture from the emitter’s perspective, and the morning session concludes with a panel discussion on a wide variety of related property issues featuring EMLF Board Members Keith Hall of LSU and Paul Stockman of Kazmarek Mowrey Cloud Laseter, who will be joined by Prof. Tara Righetti of the University Wyoming School of Law. Other agenda highlights include Ryan Haddad’s discussion of carbon offtake and transportation service agreements, Marcy Hupp of Perkins Coie explaining the relationship between renewable energy certificates and CCUS, and Priya Prasad with the Department of Commerce, who will discuss the relationship between domestic CCUS projects and international deployment.
Registration is now open at emlf.org and EMLF members enjoy a steep discount on the program. Students at EMLF Member Law Schools can register for free!