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The 2012 Election: Win Or Lose - How the Election Will Impact Federal Environmental Policy in the Next Four Years


The 2012 Election: Win Or Lose - How the Election Will Impact Federal Environmental Policy in the Next Four Years
$224
Webinar
Product Code - EHAU03
Speaker(s): Christopher Miller, Senior Policy Advisor on Energy and Environment, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Michael Catanzaro, former Senior Policy Advisor for Energy, Environment and Telecommunications to House Speaker John Boehner (R-8-OH), now Managing Director, Global Energy and Natural Resources Sector, FTI Consulting, Roger Martella, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP, former EPA General Counsel, and Catherine Karen, Counsel, Sidley Austin LLP, former EPA Deputy Associate Administrator for Congressional Affairs (Moderator)
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*Please note that this webinar was originally scheduled for Tuesday, October 30, 2012 but due to the extreme weather events on the East Coast and the Washington, D.C. area, including the interruption to power and Internet services, this webinar has been rescheduled to November 6, 2012. The start time for this webinar remains the same at 2:00 PM ET.

This webinar will facilitate a discussion regarding the 2012 elections and how the presidential and congressional contests could impact federal environmental policy from the days and weeks following the election to the next four years. Importantly, this discussion will highlight what environmental topics are front burner issues for both sides for the next four years, how policies from the last four years may be expanded or reconsidered, and potential outcomes for rules between the November election and any change in political office in January. The panelists include two prominent Capitol Hill senior policy staffers from both sides of the aisle and who work for members in leadership positions, regarding their views on issues at the forefront of environmental policy, and how the election could impact agendas.

Bloomberg BNA and Sidley Austin LLP invite you to join a distinguished panel to discuss this important topic:

  • Christopher Miller, Senior Policy Advisor on Energy and Environment, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV)
  • Michael Catanzaro, former Senior Policy Advisor for Energy, Environment and Telecommunications to House Speaker John Boehner (R-8-OH), now Managing Director, Global Energy and Natural Resources Sector, FTI Consulting
  • Roger Martella, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP, former EPA General Counsel
  • Catherine Karen, Counsel, Sidley Austin LLP, former EPA Deputy Associate Administrator for Congressional Affairs

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Sidley Austin LLP is one of the world’s largest law firms. With approximately 1,700 lawyers, Sidley provides a broad range of services to meet the needs of large and small businesses across a multitude of industries, financial institutions, governments, and individuals. Its Energy and Environmental Groups consist of more than 40 attorneys who concentrate on energy, environmental, and natural resources law.

Christopher Miller, Senior Policy Advisor on Energy and Environment, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Michael Catanzaro, former Senior Policy Advisor for Energy, Environment and Telecommunications to House Speaker John Boehner (R-8-OH), now Managing Director, Global Energy and Natural Resources Sector, FTI Consulting, Roger Martella, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP, former EPA General Counsel, and Catherine Karen, Counsel, Sidley Austin LLP, former EPA Deputy Associate Administrator for Congressional Affairs (Moderator)

 Michael Catanzaro has served in a number of senior energy and environmental policy positions in government and the private sector. In 2004, Catanzaro was named Deputy Policy Director for the Bush-Cheney reelection campaign. In that capacity, Michael was the campaign’s lead staff person for energy and environmental policy issues. After the campaign, Michael served as Associate Director for Policy in the White House Council on Environmental Quality, where he worked on an array of energy and environmental policy issues. Michael finished his tenure in the Bush Administration by serving as Associate Deputy Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, where he managed the agency’s regulatory policy process. In 2007, he joined PPL Corporation as Director of Federal Legislative Relations. In March of 2009, he was named Deputy Staff Director for the Minority on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. In May of 2011, Catanzaro was named Senior Policy Advisor (energy/environment/telecom) to the Speaker of the House. Michael received a B.A., with honors, in political science and philosophy from Fordham University, and an M.A. in government from Johns Hopkins University.

Catherine Karen
is counsel in the Government Strategies Group at Sidley Austin LLP in the Washington, D.C. office. The focus of her practice is providing strategic advocacy advice and representation before the U.S. Congress and federal agencies to clients whose business needs require public policy strategies in the environment and energy sectors. Catherine has more than 17 years of bipartisan federal affairs experience with governmental and non-governmental entities. She has represented the domestic timber industry and the U.S. refining and petrochemical industries and served in the Environmental Protection Agency and as staff in the U.S. House of Representatives. During the course of her career, Catherine has distinguished herself for her strategic, substantive, and bipartisan approach to advocacy before Congress and the executive branch. In 2011, she was the lead advocate for two of the year’s leading developments in the environmental arena. Catherine’s leadership in these advocacy campaigns resulted in the 3-year deferral of EPA permit requirements for biomass in the EPA Greenhouse Gas Tailoring Rule and the inclusion of a key provision in the 2012 Omnibus Appropriations bill that preserves through the fiscal year EPA’s long standing treatment of forest roads as nonpoint sources under the Clean Water Act.

Roger Martella, Jr. is a partner in the Environmental Practice Group at Sidley Austin LLP. He recently rejoined Sidley Austin LLP after serving as the General Counsel of the Environmental Protection Agency, concluding 10 years of litigating and handling complex environmental and natural resource matters at the Department of Justice and EPA. Roger’s practice focuses on three primary areas. Roger advises companies on developing strategic approaches to achieve their goals in light of rapidly developing demands to address climate change, promote sustainability, and utilize clean energy. Roger also handles a broad range of environmental and natural resource litigation and mediation. In addition, Roger advises multinational companies on compliance with environmental laws in the United States, China, the European Union, and other nations. Roger was unanimously confirmed by the Senate as EPA General Counsel. In that role, Roger served as EPA’s chief legal advisor supervising an office of 350 attorneys and staff in Washington and 10 regional offices.

Christopher Miller is a senior policy advisor on energy and environmental issues for U.S. Senator Harry Reid (D-Nev.), the Senate Majority Leader. Chris handles many Nevada-specific matters in these areas as well as helping coordinate related policy and legislative priorities for the Senate Democratic Caucus. Prior to re-joining Sen. Reid’s staff in September 2005, Chris was a professional staff member and then senior policy advisor with the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. While there, he worked under the direction of the lead Democrat/ Independent on the committee - Senator James M. Jeffords (Ind. Vt.), Senator Reid, and Senator Max Baucus (D-Mont.), respectively. He handled climate change, the Clean Air Act, and energy and environmental technology issues for the committee. Chris has an M.S. in Natural Resource Management, Planning and Policy and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan.