Environmental Evolutions
All Things Chemical: A Conversation with Alex Dunn

All Things Chemical: A Conversation with Alex Dunn

May 25, 2022

In today's episode, we're showcasing another podcast called All Things Chemical. It recently featured Baker Botts Partner, Alex Dunn in an episode, exploring everything from changes in EPS approach to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act known as FIFRA and what's coming next in this area. Alex is the immediate past Assistant Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP). More importantly, Alex is a repeat guest here on Environmental Evolutions.

They’re Heeeeere! Fast Facts on the SEC’s Proposed Climate Disclosure Regulations

They’re Heeeeere! Fast Facts on the SEC’s Proposed Climate Disclosure Regulations

March 23, 2022

In this fast facts episode, host Megan Berge is joined by white collar litigation Partner Sterling Marchand to provide a run down of the key elements of the SEC’s newly proposed climate disclosure regulations. The proposed regulations are available on the SEC website: https://www.sec.gov/rules/proposed/2022/33-11042.pdf. The SEC is accepting comment on them through May 20, 2022.

A client alert with further information is available at bakerbotts.com.

 

Sterling’s practice focuses on complex litigation in federal and state courts, including environmental, climate change, and commercial matters. He also assists corporate clients across a variety of industries with internal investigations, compliance, and white-collar criminal defense. If you have questions on the proposed climate disclosure regulations, please reach out to Sterling

Carbon Offsets Q & A

Carbon Offsets Q & A

March 14, 2022

In this episode, host, and Baker Botts partner, Megan Berge and Director of Program Development at ClimeCo, Lauren Mechak answer the questions: What is a carbon offset?  What makes a high quality offset? And, what is the process for originating offsets?

If you have questions about originating carbon offsets or carbon offset brokerage, Lauren can be reached at lmechak@climeco.com. ClimeCo is a global, full-service advisor, transaction facilitator, trader, and developer of environmental commodities and sustainability solutions.

Fast Facts on FERC Developments

Fast Facts on FERC Developments

February 28, 2022

In this episode Baker Botts Partner Emil Barth joins host, Megan Berge, to discuss the recent certificate policy statement that sets forth the factors it will apply in assessing applications for new natural gas infrastructure. Megan and Emil will also review the interim greenhouse gas policy statement which focuses on how FERC will assess, significance from greenhouse gas emissions going forward and how it will count those emissions.

 

If you have questions, Emil’s contact information is available through her bio at the link above and for more information on our Energy Regulatory practice is available at bakerbotts.com.

Why you should care about New Jersey’s new environmental justice statute

Why you should care about New Jersey’s new environmental justice statute

February 1, 2022

Why should you care about New Jersey’s new environmental justice law? In this episode, host Megan Berge speaks with Baker Botts attorney Scott Novak about the latest developments in the implementation of this groundbreaking state statute and what it could mean for other states and federal legislation. Listen in!

 

If you have questions about environmental justice or the New Jersey law, please contact Scott. The map discussed in today’s episode is available at njdep.maps.arcgis.com. Finally, bakerbotts.com/ACELAS is a great resource for companies getting started with their environmental justice plans.

50 States, 10 Minutes, 1 Topic: Hydrogen State Tax Incentives You Need to Know About

50 States, 10 Minutes, 1 Topic: Hydrogen State Tax Incentives You Need to Know About

January 18, 2022

Tax associate Ali Foyt joins host Megan Berge to share her top five insights from her recently completed 50-state survey of hydrogen state tax incentives.  Ali’s contact information is available through her bio at the link above and more information on our innovative tax practice is available at bakerbotts.com

PFAS! Part Deux

PFAS! Part Deux

January 11, 2022

Learn about the latest developments in PFAS regulation and litigation, as well as issues likely to emerge in 2022. Host Megan Berge is joined by partners Alex Dunn and Stephanie Bergeron Perdue for an update to their April podcast, “PFAS Regulations and Litigation Are Comping P(retty)FAS(t).

A Practical Conversation on Environmental Justice

A Practical Conversation on Environmental Justice

December 27, 2021

In this episode, host Megan Berge talks with partners Lily Chinn and Nadira Clark about their practical approach to helping companies develop or redevelop their approach to environmental Justice. More information, including videos, on the framework Nadira and Lily developed for in-house counsel is available at bakerbotts.com/ACELAS

 

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California 101 - Fast Facts on California’s Air Regulatory Regime

California 101 - Fast Facts on California’s Air Regulatory Regime

August 24, 2021

Ever wonder where the authorities of the California Air Resources Board end and the authorities of the Air Quality Management Districts begin? In this next fast facts episode, California special counsel Julie Cress and partner Megan Berge provide in 15 minutes or less a primer on California's air regulatory regime. Questions about California air programs? Contact Julie Cress or Megan Berge.

The Future of Liquid Fuels

The Future of Liquid Fuels

August 10, 2021

This episode is part of our transportation sector series. Chris Miller, of AJW consulting group, joins Partner Megan Berge to discuss the future of state and national fuels programs. Chris represents a bi-partisan coalition supporting the promulgation of a nationwide low carbon fuel standard.  If you would like more information regarding LCFS programs, please contact host Megan Berge.